Tomas Baum is the founding director of the Flemish Peace Institute, a parliamentary advisory body based in Brussels. He enjoys being active in the sweet spot between research and politics by translating the work of the institute to various decision-making forums. In addition he has experience in getting complicated – and sometimes contentious – information to various media.
After studying philosophy, applied ethics and international politics he continues to think about the relation between morality and politics. He has published and lectured on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, peaceful politics and the regulation of arms trade.
Throughout his career he assisted different organizations in strategic planning, facilitated interaction between people in conflict, chaired jury deliberations of different peace prizes and curated a photo exhibition.