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New Assistant Communications Officer

18 Jan 2022

We are delighted to welcome Ryan Haecker to the William Temple Foundation as our new Assistant Communications Officer.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Ryan managed the publicity and social media for several academic conferences and symposia. He has also worked for many years as a librarian, administrator, and private tutor.

He previously studied history, philosophy, and theology at the University of Texas, the University of Würzburg, and the University of Nottingham—and he recently submitted and defended his PhD dissertation in Theology under the supervision of Rowan Williams in the Faculty of Divinity at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge.

Ryan has hosted many public forums for the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, addressing themes of proofs of the existence of God, angelology, and theological interpretations of computing. He has contributed a radio interview with BBC Cambridgeshire on theological interpretations of artificial intelligence. And he is also a frequent contributor to the Foundation’s ‘Ethical Futures’ project.

Director of Research, Professor Chris Baker commented:

“We are thrilled to welcome Ryan Haecker to the Foundation, given his deep knowledge and expertise in religion, politics, and media. He will bring a cutting edge to our thinking and output as the Foundation negotiates a very busy year—one that will also clearly witness momentous economic, social, political, environmental, and religious change.”

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