The full video of Nigel Biggar’s Roger Scruton Memorial Lecture is now available on YouTube.
Professor Nigel Biggar, CBE, is Regius Professor Emeritus of Moral Theology and Director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life at the University of Oxford. Described as ‘one of the leading living Western ethicists’ (John Gray, New Statesman, 25 November 2020), he is the author of In Defence of War (Oxford, 2013) and What’s Wrong with Rights? (Oxford, 2020). Harper Collins will publish his next book, Colonialism: A Moral Reckoning, in February 2023.
Professor Ali Ansari, FRSE, is Professor in Modern and Iranian History and Founding Director of the Institute for Iranian Studies at the University of St Andrews. He is also a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, President of the British Institute of Persian Studies and Director of the Westphalia for the Middle East project at the Centre for Geopolitics at Cambridge. He is the author of eight books including Iran: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2014) and Iran, Islam and Democracy: The Politics of Managing Change (3rd Edition, Gingko/Chatham House, 2019).
Douglas Murray is a New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including The War on the West: How to Prevail in the Age of Unreason. He is associate editor of The Spectator and a columnist for the New York Post and The Sun.