Mr Jacques Rousseau

Chair of University Information and Communication Technology Committee

Jacques Rousseau teaches critical thinking and ethics in UCT’s School of Management Studies, and is the chairperson of the Free Society Institute, a secular humanist non-profit organisation. He has been on the academic staff since 2001, during which time he has chaired the Academic Freedom Committee, and has also served, or is serving, on various committees including Senate and the Senate Executive Committee.

Rousseau has several publications and research reports, with his current areas of research including:

  • epistemic standards in science journalism
  • decision theory
  • business ethics
  • religious conflict.

He is a regular contributor to national debates in the public sphere through articles and radio interviews, as well as to international conferences on science, pseudoscience and secular humanism. He holds a BA(Hons) in Philosophy and MA in English from UCT.