Francis Campbell the Vice Chancellor of St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London, and Daniel Peter James Moulin Associate Fellow of the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, are now members of the Advisory Body of EASSE.
Francis has been a member of HM Diplomatic Service since 1997. He sat in the European Union, the United Nations Security Council in New York, Italy and at the FCO in London. Between 1999 and 2003, he served on the staff of the then Prime Minister Tony Blair, first as a Policy Adviser in the No 10 Policy Unit and then as a Private Secretary for Foreign Affairs. He also served on secondment with Amnesty International as the Senior Director of Policy. Between 2005 and 2011 he served as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Holy See and he served as Deputy High Commissioner in Pakistan, based in Karachi between 2011 and 2013. His most recent appointment was the Head of the Policy Unit in the FCO and Director of Innovation at UKTI. In 2014 he was appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of St Mary’s University, Twickenham (Reino Unido).
Francis was one of the keynote speakers at the 5th EASSE Conference in London, October, 2016. His paper contrasted virtues and values, arguing that virtues indwell within the person’s character as opposed to values which can critically depend on context. Some might say that virtues are perennial whereas values are transitional.
He shared many key ideas related to virtues and education. We should stress what Francis himself affirmed about the role parents play in the education of their children: “the role of parents in the formation of character cannot be overstated”.
On the other hand, Daniel studied Philosophy at the University of Nottingham before taking up a career as a teacher and researcher. He completed a Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Religious Education at the University of Bristol; a Master’s Degree through action research with the University of St Mark and St John (awarded by the University of Exeter); and a Master of Science and Doctorate in Educational Studies at the University of Oxford (funded by the Economic and Social Research Council). His doctoral study explored religious identity construction among adolescent Christians, Jews and Muslims in England. In 2012 Daniel was awarded a Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain Large Grant Award to research Leo Tolstoy’s educational thought. This is the subject of his monograph ‘Leo Tolstoy’ (2014, London: Bloomsbury).
Between 2011 and 2013 Daniel conducted a project of interreligious dialogue at Somerville College, Oxford, sponsored by the Spalding Trust for which he received the Carmen Blacker Prize for the Study of Religion. Following this, he was awarded a PostDoctoral Fellowship at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Francis and Daniel join the other members of the advisory body:
Directeur Général OIDEL, Genève, La Suisse.
Headmaster at St Gabriel's School, Newbury, West Berkshire, United Kingdom
Dean School of Education and Psychology. Universidad de Navarra
Curriculum Coordinator at Cairo American College, Egypt. Former Coordinator for Single-Gender Initiatives. South Carolina. Department of Education
Director, Netherhall Educational Association, United Kingdom.
Professor of Education, UCLA, University of California, USA
Professor at University of St. Francis, Chicago, USA
Assitant Professor at the Department of Education, Warsaw University.
Director, ODK, Polonia
Principal at NYC Department of Education, Brooklyn, New York, USA