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David Dangoor DL is a British businessman and philanthropist. A son of Sir Naim Dangoor, he spent his early life in Baghdad as part of Iraq’s Jewish community, leaving with his parents and brothers in 1960 for the United Kingdom where he was educated at Carmel College and Imperial College London. He then worked as a systems analyst at IBM.
In 2017 Israel’s Bar-Ilan University awarded David an honorary doctorate, citing his “tireless efforts to further education, culture and art throughout the UK and Israel”. He supports many of the Faith & Belief Forum’s programmes, including our Amplify programme and the Faith Recognition Awards which is delivered with the support of the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London’s Council on Faith.
Dilwar Hussain is founding Chair of New Horizons in British Islam, an organisation that promotes critical discussions around Muslim identity, tradition and reform. He is also Research Fellow at the University of Coventry’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations. Among other publications, he is the editor of the book ‘British Secularism and Religion: Islam, Society and the State’. Over the last 20 years he has advised government departments, provided policy consulting and training around issues of integration, identity and counter-extremism and has been a frequent analyst and commentator on British Muslim affairs.
Dilwar is a Trustee of the Faith & Belief Forum (F&BF) and was Trustee (2012-2018) and Vice-Chair (2016-2018) of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. He was Head of the Policy Research Centre (2007-2013), served on the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) (2006-2007) and the Archbishop of Canterbury¹s Commission on Urban Life and Faith (2005-2006). He can be found on Twitter as @DilwarH and blogs at: www.dilwar.org