Shahrar Ali

spokesperson for policing and domestic safety, Green Party Shahrar Ali is Green Party spokesperson for Policing and Domestic Safety and its former Deputy Leader 2014-16, 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 …

Ian Skillicorn

writer, translator and publisher Ian Skillicorn is a publisher with three decades’ experience of working in the media and arts. His publishing company, Wyndham Books, reissues bestselling mid-twentieth century fiction. He frequently collaborates on literary projects with writers, actors, libraries, universities and schools. Ian is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a …

Phil Mullan

writer, lecturer and business manager Phil Mullan is a writer and business manager, who researches, writes and lectures on economic, demographic and business issues. His new book Beyond Confrontation: Globalists, Nationalists and Their Discontents published in August 2020 addresses the crumbling of the post-1945 world order and the expansion of international rivalries. Currently working independently, in 2014 Mullan completed …

Dr Shirley Lawes

researcher, consultant and university teacher, specialising in teacher education and modern foreign languages, chevalier dans l’order des palmes academiques Dr Shirley Lawes is an education researcher, consultant and university teacher, specialising in teacher education and modern foreign languages teaching and learning at the University College London Institute of Education. She has published widely on education …

Loris Halama

dm alumnus & student at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Loris Halama is a student at Humboldt University in Berlin. Prior to this he was a student at Europäisches Gymnasium Bertha-von-Suttner from 2013 to 2019 where he was part of the team who won the Debating Matters Championship in 2019. In 2017/2018 he spent a year abroad, …

Daniel Ben-Ami

journalist and authorDaniel Ben-Ami has worked as a writer for many years. His work has appeared in numerous publications including the Australian, Economist.com, Financial Times, The Guardian and the Sunday Telegraph. He has written two books – Cowardly Capitalism and Ferraris for All – and contributed to several others. He has also made many appearances …

Professor Simon Kay OBE FRCS

Simon is a Plastic Surgeon and Professor of Hand Surgery at the University of Leeds. He has spent his career treating major nerve injuries, and abnormalities and injuries in children’s hands; and he has integrated psychological care into the surgical system, working closely between the disciplines.  In the last ten years he has developed and …

Lukas Münster

student & dm alumnus Lukas is a former contestant of the Debating Matters Berlin Championship where he successfully helped his team to the next round twice. Enthusiastic about technology, he has been a long-time member of his former school’s tech club but also shows a keen interest in creative writing, having made an appearance in …

Tim Abrahams

writer and editor, specialising in architecture Tim Abrahams is a writer and editor specialising in the field of architecture. He writes regularly for The Critic. He’s European correspondent for the Architectural Record and a contributing editor to Icon.  He has just finished a stint as deputy guest editor for the Italian design magazine Domus throughout …

Ali Miraj

dj, political commentator and financier Ali Miraj founded the Contrarian Prize in 2012 and is a political columnist for TheArticle and regularly appears on Sky News, BBC News and talkRADIO. He is also a House music DJ and has performed at leading venues around the world. By day he works in the City as an …