Anwar has a BA in politics and an MA in politics and philosophy from the University of Sheffield, and worked for a time in the City as a derivatives trader before joining the Academy of Ideas. He works mainly on the programming, organisation, promotion and research for IoI’s summer school, The Academy, as well as the flagship Battle of Ideas festival. He is also the Debating Matters Topic Guide Editor.
The rise and rise of behavioural economics
"In an ever shrinking middle ground, the Battle of Ideas is more important than ever, if we're to reinvigorate politics and challenge the status quo."
Graham Smith, campaign manager, Republic