Austin Dacey is a philosopher, author, and human rights activist whose work focuses on issues of freedom of conscience and expression. He has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC World Service, NPR, and Voice of America. You can find his work in publications including USA Today, Dissent, and the New York Times. He is currently an adviser to Freemuse: The World Forum on Music and Censorship and is the creator of The Impossible Music Sessions, a forum in New York City for banned music from around the world, and The Ethical Ear, a blog dedicated to the moral analysis of the soundscape.

Austin is also a representative to the United Nations for the International Humanist and Ethical Union and the author of The Secular Conscience: Why Belief Belongs in Public Life. He holds a doctorate in both applied ethics and social philosophy and has taught at Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn.