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What I am for
What I am against
A world that won't embarrass its children and grandchildren
What I am up to
My current work aims to improve media coverage of international development issues.
When we were based in London, I organised the Oxjam Kingston Music Festival and other gigs for Oxfam. Andreja performed for our acoustic night at the Kingston Festival.
The Story of Virtue: Universal Lessons on How to Live by Joe Humphreys is published by Liffey Press. I provided illustrations for each the 14 chapters.
Throughout history, there have been regular efforts to teach virtue through religious or secular storytelling. This book takes a critical look at those stories and what the world's religions and humanism have in common and what they don't. It makes the case for a universal set of virtues. More information....
Joe's latest books are God's Entrepreneurs: How Irish missionaries tried to change the world and Foul Play: What's Wrong with Sport.
The movie premiere for Cold Harbour took place at the Lighthouse Cinema in Poole. I played "Miller."
The Circle and the Square : a cartoon version of Suzanne Vega's "The Queen and the Soldier."
Media: Editor of World and Media, an online international development news service; former editor of Connect-World.net; several publications, including articles in the Guardian and Irish Times; MA in political communication; radio appearances in Dublin and Oxford.
International: MSc in development economics from the University of Oxford (as a Chevening Scholar); lectured and researched in universities in the UK, Ukraine and the US; worked for n/e/r/a, an economic consulting firm, in London, Cambridge Mass., and Chicago.
Digital: using the web since 1992/3; 1st class computer science and maths degree from University College Dublin; conducted research at the University of Oxford on expert systems (as a Chevening Scholar) and, later, on public policy and the Internet; consultant on the Microsoft vs DOJ anti-trust case and to an Internet start-up; building and managing webpages and sites since 1996.
Policy: conducted a comprehensive audit of Labour policies which inputted into the Irish Labour Party 2007 draft manifesto; conducted research for individuals within the Party on UK crime policies, computer misuse, and overseas aid. In 1992, the Party adopted my proposal that donations to international development charities should be eligible for tax relief as a manifesto commitment.* It was enacted into law in 1995.**
Contact me: @ frankhumphreys.net prefixed by mail2
*The approach was made to Richard Humphreys, who was then assisting Labour Press Director Fergus Finlay with the preparation of the 1992 manifesto. Following the election, it was included in the Fianna Fail-Labour coalition's Programme for Government.
** Following pressure from domestic and development charities (some of the latter had lobbied prior to the 1995 legislation), the tax relief criteria were broadened in 1998 and 2001. A study by the Centre for Global Development (Roodman and Standley, 2006) found that Irish tax policy, including its low corporation tax, had increased private giving to development charities by $150m in 2003 alone.
On the Internet since 1989.
Home page since 1996.
Quite a bit of the content and layout on this website dates back to 1997. One of these days I might update it...