The Lord Bhikhu Parekh: is an Emeritus professor of political philosophy at the Universities of Westminster and Hull. He was appointed to House of Lords in 2000. He is a Fellow of British Academy and was until recently President of Academy of Social Sciences.

Emeritus professor of political philosophy at the Universities of Westminster and Hull. A visiting professor at several universities including Harvard, McGill, university of British Columbia, University of Pennsylvania and Barcelona. Author of several widely acclaimed books in political philosophy and was recently listed among the great British political philosophers of the 20th century. Has received many awards including 12 honorary doctorates, Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC, Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for lifetime contribution to political philosophy, and Padma Bhushan from the President of India. Was appointed to House of Lords in 2000. Is a Fellow of British Academy and was until recently President of Academy of Social Sciences.