Tag Archives: Ethics

Alliance Philanthropy Magazine

Over the years, I’ve been privileged to write numerous pieces for Alliance Philanthropy magazine during my decade at the Pears Foundation and, more recently, whilst a Visiting Scholar at Stanford and Research Fellow at Cass Business School. Alliance¬†have now very helpfully put all those writings (blogs, conference reports, letters and features) in one place. If only my own site was as well organised…



The philanthropy of Israel studies

Philanthropy should come without ideological strings. My piece in Times Higher Education highlights how some philanthropists have mis-used Israel Studies for advocacy ends and suggests potential remedies


Gates comes to Stanford

Serious, Intense and Optimistic: Melinda Gates and Bill Gates gave Stanford’s commencement (graduation) speech in June 2014. It contained some powerful material but was marred by too many omissions. My piece for Alliance Philanthropy