Ben is director of the Rome-based Dignitatis Humanae Institute, founded to help Christian politicians defend the faith in the public square. He drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Dignity, launched by the Speaker of the European Parliament in 2009. He was a long-term aid to senior British politician Nirj Deva from 1996 until stepping down as Chief of Staff in 2010 to concentrate on the DHI. He is currently a Board member of the European Christian Political Movement. Follow him on Twitter at @ben_harnwell.