Dr Alex Bruce

Dr Alex Bruce sitting in the garden

Dr Alex Bruce is a Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Social Impact UNSW (CSI UNSW) . He came to UNSW in 2022 from the Australian National University College of Law where he taught Competition Law, Animal Law and Consumer Protection Law. He has written leading texts in all three disciplines which are currently prescribed at over 25 Universities across Australia. Alex has twice been conferred the ANU Vice Chancellor’s Award and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. Alex has a PhD in law from the ANU and is currently in his final year of a DPhil in Comparative Theology at the University of Oxford.

Alex is a fully ordained monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition having taken his Bhiksụ (Gelong) vows from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He has been a monk for almost 20 years. He is a regular speaker at international comparative religion conferences including with the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue at the Vatican. A monk-scholar, Alex is also a teaching assistant with Nalanda Buddhist Monastery in Toulouse, France.

Alex’s research and teaching focuses on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Corporate ESGs, corporate responsibility, virtue jurisprudence and the relationship between sustainability and capitalist market systems. He currently teaches one of CSI's leading undergraduate subjects, COMM1000 "Creating Social Change", as well as COMM5202 "Social & Environmental Sustainability".

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