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Four types of employees who are potential insider threats

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Academics have identified four types of employees who can become a threat to their companies – and explained the reasons why their workplace behaviour declines.

Researchers from the Universities of Glasgow and Coventry found organisational change within a company can act as an important trigger prompting even loyal and longstanding employees’ behaviour to worsen.


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. 


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.


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...


First responders in war-torn Syria feel ‘abandoned’ by international community

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

First responders providing emergency aid to civilians in horrific conditions in Syria’s war-torn cities feel ‘abandoned’ by the international community, a survey found.


The Other America: White working class views on belonging, change, identity and immigration

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

This report presents an analysis of white working-class communities’ perspectives on belonging, change, identity, and immigration. Recent studies about the white working class focus on national politics, religion, and immigration; this study tells a national story from a grassroots perspective with an eye toward the prospects for cross-racial coalition building between working-class white communities and communities of color. 


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.


Five year anniversary of vital maritime security research at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) is celebrating five years of research into the developing arena of maritime security.  This research specialism has grown in scope and importance during this period with an evolving understanding of the interrelated issues that affect all aspects of the maritime domain. 


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.


Katharine Jones joins the One World Media Awards as a judge

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Katharine Jones has been invited to act as a judge for the One World Media Awards, Refugee Reporting category, 2017.


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.


Between conflict and survival: Unravelling the drivers of migration across the Mediterranean in 2015

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

On 17th January 2017, Professor Heaven Crawley she gave a seminar at London’s Refugee Law Initiative entitled Between conflict and survival: Unravelling the drivers of migration across the Mediterranean in 2015 which explored the use of categories to include and include certain group of migrants, and certain types of migration experiences, from the framework for international protection.


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.


Network and Capacity Building

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

CTPSR secured funding from NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, convened and delivered jointly with the ‘Small Arms Survey’ a two–day expert Advanced Research Workshop entitled ‘Building trust to enhance maritime security’.


Research highlights human exploitation in Indonesian fishing industry

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

A new study has revealed the dramatic extent of human exploitation in the Indonesian fishing industry, having documented the experiences of over 1,800 people rescued from forced labour or slavery.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Migrant Voices in the British media

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Victims and Villains explores how migrant voices and experiences are framed in Britain’s migration debate, against the backdrop of a complex relationship between the media, political debate and public attitudes.


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