I'm an ethics strategist, writer, social change advocate and public speaker, dedicated to the goal of a gentler, more compassionate world. My work focuses on promoting policies and blueprints for society that are aligned with deep ethical thinking. Since June 2016 I'm the Executive Director of the Organisation for the Prevention of Intense Suffering (OPIS), a Swiss-based think-and-do tank I founded to promote the prevention of human and non-human suffering as our overriding global ethical priority. I'm the author of The Battle for Compassion: Ethics in an Apathetic Universe, a methodical exploration of the question "What matters?", and I also produced a short film based on this book that communicates some of its key messages. My new book The Tango of Ethics: Intuition, Rationality and the Prevention of Suffering, to be published by Imprint Academic in January 2023, goes further in proposing a rigorous reassessment of how we think about ethics.
Through writing, advocacy, public talks, workshops and films, I aim to spread compassion and ethical decision-making that aims to meet the needs of all and prevent the worst experiences from happening. I give talks about ethics, suffering, governance, anti-speciesism and OPIS's work on access to therapeutic morphine and treatments for cluster "suicide" headaches. I collaborate with like-minded organisations and also carry out some editorial and ethics consulting to clients.
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