Shahrar Ali

former Deputy Leader, Green Party

Shahrar Ali is former Deputy Leader of the Green Party, the first BME deputy of a UK parliamentary party.

Shahrar trained as a biochemical engineer and philosopher. His PhD tackled the morality of lying and deception in public life. He worked as a researcher in the Science and Technology options assessment unit of the European Parliament and is author of two popular books in Green politics, including Why Vote Green 2015.

A staunch advocate of the power of reasoned debate, including with those who most disagree with one another, he regularly appears in broadcast media and public festivals, from the Bloomsbury Festival and Battle of Ideas to the Royal Academy of Arts and Ted talks.

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