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Rukshanda Naz Alumnus Reflection

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

I am an activist in the Pakistani women’s movement since the early 1990s. A lawyer by profession, I also worked with a number of NGOs on issues of violence against women and children and on women’s empowerment programs. My work for peace started with issues of Afghan Refugees and peace movements for India and Pakistan.  As a professional, I have served one of the country’s leading civil society organizations for women’s rights, Aurat Foundation, as Resident Director from May 1993-May 2008 and Chief Operating Officer May 2008-Oct 2009.


Professor Heaven Crawley joins the Overseas Development Institute

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Professor Heaven Crawley has joined the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) as a Senior Research Associate to develop and strengthen links with the newly established migration research programmel.


CTPSR at the Guardian University Awards

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Coventry University has been shortlisted for a prestigious award by the Guardian for the impact of its research shedding light on the dynamics of Europe’s migration crisis.


Coventry University to play five-year host to UN academic council

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Coventry University’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) has been selected to host the headquarters of the prestigious Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) for five years starting in 2018.

The university’s research centre, which is based on its Technology Park and which specialises in trust, peacebuilding and human security, will assume the role of secretariat to ACUNS from next year. 


What the Prevent duty means for schools and colleges in England: An analysis of educationalists’ experiences

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

In July 2015, a legal duty came into force requiring that ‘specified authorities’, including schools and further education colleges, show ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’ – popularly referred to as the ‘Prevent duty’.

The report ‘What the Prevent duty means for schools and colleges in England: An analysis of educationalists’ experiences’, published 2 years after the introduction of the Prevent duty, seeks to get beyond the polarised public debate about the duty to explore the experiences of ‘front line’ education professionals.


Prof. Hazel Barrett represents Coventry University at Change Plus Kickoff Meeting in Berlin

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Prof Hazel Barrett was pleased to represent Coventry University alongside all the partners of the Chang Plus project.


Call for papers: Arend Lijphart Symposium

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, at Coventry University, is delighted to present the symposium, Arend Lijphart Power-Sharing and the Politics of Intercultural Dialogue.


The Big Question. Lecture Series. The US Presidential Election 2016. Fact or fiction?

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

In the USA Republicans and Democrats are fighting to select their candidate for President. From Donald Trump to Bernie Sanders, unexpected candidates have come to the fore. Controversy, criticism and confusion have dominated the headlines and thrown the future of American politics up in the air. But what is fact and what is fiction? And where is America headed to as a result? The unfolding events will undoubtedly affect America’s future and have potential ramifications around the world.


Matt Qvortrup has been apointed co-editor of European Political Science Review

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Matt Qvortrup, Chair of Applied Political Science at CTPSR, has been appointed co-editor of European Political Science Review starting on 1 January 2017.


International Conference Attendance: Trust Team attend FINT

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

CTPSR's Trust Group will visit Dublin in November to contribute to the First International Network on Trust (FINT). The theme of the conference, “Reaching Out”, is about challenging the trust research community to stretch their thinking and influence, to encourage wider participation in the community from practitioners and academics in related fields.


Petals - FGM web app for young people wins Gold London Design Award

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

In the Digital community category, the app, created to help protect young girls and women from female genital mutilation (FGM), has beaten off stiff competition to win a 2016 London Design Award.


The Big Question: Can we build communities of trust and peace?

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

On Tuesday 3rd February 2015, the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations played host to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, launching a new series of public talks at Coventry University entitled ‘The Big Question.’ 


7/7 Reflections

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Ten years on from devastating events of 7/7, the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University take a look at where we are now. A decade in reflection.


Building Partnerships for Indonesian Maritime Security

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) convened a two-day workshop in Jakarta (Sep. 9-10) entitled ‘Building partnerships for Indonesian maritime security’, with a diverse range of high profile participants.


Alpaslan Özerdem to be honoured with International Peace Medal

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Alpaslan Özerdem, Co-Director for the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, is to be honoured with the International Peace Medal of the Peace Corps of Nigeria. 


Building an Urban Serving University: a social relations programme for Coventry

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Urban universities are a huge asset for their home cities. They are catalysts for social mobility, investors in infrastructure and providers of extensive employment opportunities.


Conference at the Arab American University in Jenin (AAUJ), Palestine

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Three members of staff and one postgraduate student from the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) presented papers at the first international conference on ‘Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding in Palestine’ between 1-2 June 2014.


Breakfast Briefing: Refugee resettlement: global dynamics and local challenges

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

On 30th January, the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations and Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre held the latest of their Breakfast Briefings to discuss the global dynamics and local challenges of refugee resettlement. 


Personal Reflection as a Coventry CTPSR Alumnus Ernest Asigri

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

I have over seventeen years of development management experience with specialties in Peacebuilding, Human Security and Refugee Livelihoods Sustainability. I’ve worked with a number of civil society and international organisations, including the UNDP both in Ghana and within the West African Sub-region. Currently I am working as the Programmes Manager at the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council...


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