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Conferences and Public Engagement Activities Coordinated

  • Secretary General and Convener of the 26th International Peace Research Association General Conference on AGENDA FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT organised in Freetown, Sierra Leone  27th November and 1st December 2016

  • International Peace Research Association 25th General Conference in Istanbul August 14-20  2014 as  co-secretary general

  • African Voices and Global Justice conference and workshops on ‘Education for All’ at the Council House in Bristol on March 28 2009 as Secretary General of the African Voices Forum

  • 15-23 2009 UNESCO Day and Africa Week series of knowledge exchange activities in Bristol, including arts exhibition, film show, funding surgeries, cultural bonanza and fashion show as Secretary General of the African Voices Forum

  • Education Without Borders’ conference during refugee week June 2010 at UWE exhibition and conference centre organised by RMS Hub  as Senior Research Fellow and Project Manager

  • Co-convener: Peace Journalism Commission call for papers at ‘Communicating Peace’ Sydney IPRA Conference July 6-10 2010

  • Co-convener: Peace Journalism Commission call for papers at ‘Communicating Peace’ Japan IPRA conference November 24-28, 2012

  • Co-convener: Refugees in Higher Education call for papers at Human Rights Day conference on 10th December 2009 jointly organised by the UWE Human Rights Unit and the UWE RMS Hub

  • Convener of Global Ethics and The Media panel at Global Ethics Conference at UWE on June 28-29 2010


Public Engagement Key note Speaker

  • Speech at the International Federation of Tamil Journalists biannual conference at the University of West London on October 11 2014
  • 3rd John Akar Memorial Public Lecture series at the British Council in Freetown Sierra Leone on May 17 2014 on ‘Journalism and the political economy of humanitarianism’
  • Key note Speaker on the experience of setting up the Refugee and Migrant Support Hub at UWE at the City of Sanctuary Network annual conference in Birmingham on September 13 2010
  • Guest Lecture on Black and Ethnic Minority in Higher Education in the South West of England to a group of EU Grundig funded project visitors at CEED in Bristol on March 23 2010
  • Workshop on Scholars at Risk and Refugees in Higher Education at the African Voices Forum Annual Conference on Education and Health at the Council House, Bristol