Since 2006, I've been the founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. We were initially incubated in the Oxford Martin School. FHI is a unique multidisciplinary research center in which a group of star researchers, from the fields of mathematics, computer science, philosophy, among other disciplines, come together to work on big-picture questions for humanity. The Institute, which has grown to about 20 people, has had an amazing track record of originating many of the concepts that now shape the field. FHI researchers were instrumental in the launching the effective altruism movement, which draws in part on FHI’s work on macrostrategy, existential risk, and technology policy. A number of other academic research centers, including at Cambridge, MIT, and Berkeley, have sprung up inspired by FHI’s example.
This is a curious definition -- we would have said nonsensical, except that that would be rather judgmental -- because it does not require elements often associated with religion, such as deity, morality, world view, etc. Capitalism, homophobia, transphobia, President Obama's place of birth, and other beliefs might fit this definition. Also it requires that a person pursue their religion with enthusiasm. Many people identify themselves with a specific religion, but are not intensely engaged with their faith.
Hi Sameer, Ganesh
I am interested in joining Said Business School myself (for the 2014) batch. I am a BE & MBA with 8 years work ex,primarily in Proces Excellence (Six Sigma, Lean) for the BPO industry. I wanted to check on the following areas:
-Do you feel my work ex is strong enough for Said?
-Secondly, what has been your experience with regards to Placements? With the current Visa regulations in place, are Indians (in fact all non EU students) able to get a job in the UK post completing their studies from Said?