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.
In conversation: Israel
"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick