My work has always been animated by a commitment to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
Following my fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies (Harvard University, 2004-05), I became particularly interested in the ongoing effort to articulate the values presiding over the Palestinian law-making endeavour, and the role which the concept of “secular faith” may play in this context, bolstered by my being able to access and discuss these issues with members of the constitution-making committee as well citizens of East Jerusalem.
In 2009 I set about creating the UCL Centre for Ethics & Law. Launched in Oct. 2009, in collaboration with a varied team of supporters (E&Y, HSBC, Shell, Nestle, BAE, AstraZeneca, Carillion, EBRD), the aim of the centre was to build a more active, two-way conversation between the academic and non-academic communities on fast-changing ethical issues through a series of think-tanks.
Since then I have contributed to a variety of public policy initiatives or events, below are just a few: