Max Jeganathan is a part-time OCCA Fellow with the Zacharias Trust. Born in Sri Lanka, he moved to Australia with his parents as a refugee when he was one year old. He was graduated from the Australian National University with degrees in law and political science. After practicing law, Max then worked as a political and policy adviser in the Australian parliament for seven years, most recently as the senior social policy adviser to the Leader of the Federal Opposition.
Max is currently undertaking postgraduate study in theology at the University of Oxford. He is passionate about the power and relevance of the gospel of Jesus Christ in transforming hearts and minds in a materially prosperous but spiritually unsatisfied world. Max’s research interests relate to the relationship among faith, the role of government, and Christian moral frameworks. He has spoken at churches, universities, evangelistic events, debates, and conferences in Australia, Cambodia, the UK, and Belgium. He lives in Oxford with his wife, Fiona.