Alexander Görlach is an advisor to the F. D. Roosevelt Foundation at Harvard University College. Prior to that he served as an affiliate professor in the "In Defense of Democracy"-program of this foundation at Adams House, and as visiting scholar to both Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Center for European Studies. Alex is a senior research associate at the Institute on Religion and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, England. Prior to that he served as a fellow at the Center for the Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the same University. Alex also is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and a senior advisor to the Berggruen Institute. His expertise is in politics and religion, liberal democracy, secularism, pluralism and cosmopolitism, he holds PhDs in linguistics and comparative religion. Alex is the founder of the debate-magazine The European, that he also ran as editor-in-chief from 2009-2015. He is an op-ed contributor to the New York Times, to Neue Zürcher Zeitung and ZEIT ONLINE. He is also a columnist to the German business outlet Wirtschaftswoche. In October 2016, Alex started the blog-magazine saveliberaldemocracy.com. Here he gathers voices that wish to reinvigorate the discourse about Enlightenment and defend the values of liberal democracy.
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