Mark Alan Fox, MA, AKC. MA Oxon. Barrister
PhD student (Prof. Dr. Martin Baumann)
Mark Fox studied Law at the Lincoln College in Oxford between 1977 and 1980, having been given an entrance scholarship one academic year early. He was awarded a First-Class Master’s degree and subsequently entered Bar School in 1980, and was called to the Bar. Between 1981 and 1983 he worked as a lecturer and tutor in trust and contract law at the University College London. He was employed as Associate Lecturer in International Markets and the Lecturer and Examiner for the International Securities Markets Association at University of Reading from 1990 to 200, and in 2001 he authored the Chartered Financial Analyst exam on fixed income emerging markets.
Between 2018 and 2021 Mark Fox studied religion at the Kings College in London. With his dissertation "Success and Failure in Incorporating Religious Difference; A Study of Switzerland" he received his second Master degree with merit. He was invited to be one of three Masters Student Representatives judging and providing feedback on academic presentations by candidates for the F.D. Maurice Chair in Moral & Social Theology and for the fellowship of Social Anthropology. He has also received two AKC Dean’s Commendations for "The Life of the Mind: What is Mental Health?" and "Voices in the Wilderness: Leadership in Troubled Times". He is as an editor of www.phlexiblephilosophy.com, and an active member of the British Jewish Community, as president of West London Synagogue and former member of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, has been involved in inter-faith dialogue.
"Representation by Religious Community Leaders at the Swiss Federal level"
I am interested in the development of religious dialogue, its contribution to social capital and potential in improving social cohesion. Documenting and understanding how religions relate to each other and the state and how they contribute to identity is a part of this interest. As someone actively involved in interreligious dialogue both with the secular state and amongst religions I am interested in academic exploration of this topic. My other interest is specifically how Switzerland’s unusual history has informed the development of its culture and history and its consequent relationship with religions and approach to multiculturalism and pluralism.
2021 Fox, M, ‘Covid & Thoreau’s Transcendentalism: In praise of isolation or not? www.Phlexiblephilosophy.com
2021 Fox, M. ‘The Pandemic: Did praying work? www.Phlexiblephilosophy.com
2022 Fox, M. ‘The History of Neutrality: Is neutrality Possible in Modern Warfare? / Die Geschichte Der Neutralität: Ist Neutralität Eine Option In Der Modernen Kriegsführung? www.Phlexiblephilosophy.com
2022 Fox, M. A Divided Society: How Should We Respond to the Rise of Populist Leaders? www.phlexiblephilosophy.com
2023 Fox, M. Die Schweizerische Woche der Religionen und die Britische Interreligiöse Woche religion.ch – Die schweizerische Woche der Religionen und die Britische interreligiöse Woche
2022. Fox M. Swiss Neutrality: From Policy to Doctrine. Orbis. The Journal of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Vol 66, Issue 4. Pp 477-496
Invited Speaker on Success and Failure of Interreligious Dialogue at the Woolf Institute
Invited Speaker on Interreligion at the Limmud Festival 2022
Trustee of the Faith and Belief Forum