Academy of Ideas
Dolan is an Associate Fellow of the Academy of Ideas, having been research and editorial director from 2001 to 2010. He is part of the committee that programmes the annual Battle of Ideas and a regular participant at the festival and other Academy of Ideas events. He is also one of the co-founders of the Manifesto Club, a group campaigning for freedom in everyday life. Dolan was also one of the organisers of Debating Matters India, and continues to take an active interest in India and its debate scene. Professionally, he now works as a freelance copywriter and speechwriter.