Dr. Fazal Ali

Cambridge minds like Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, C. W. R. D. Moseley and Lord Martin Rees remain influential thinkers who continue to shape my thinking on the world, education, inequality and the economy.

At The University of the West Indies (UWI) the Evening University was designed to be a school of professional artistry shifting teaching and learning away from the lecture hall into the workplace. Unlike a school of continuing studies the aim was to retool the graduate workforce and thereby drive the competitiveness of Trinidad and Tobago.

The Institute of Critical Thinking was conceived as a regional think tank for research teams working on interdisciplinary tasks. The intention was to mirror the model for innovation and invention at the core of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The University Consortium of Small Island Developing States initiated by a mandate from the Secretary General of the United Nations brought together a handful of higher education institutions into a capacity building initiative across the globe.

Just as the mass has made Peter Minshall and the music makes Max Richter these projects and other occasions for learning have made me.