Thousands of aboriginal people are giving their testimony to Canada’s truth and reconciliation commission this week, recounting their experiences of a residential school system designed to force assimilation into white society. I’ve been following the sessions online, watching the live-stream and recordings. It’s harrowing viewing, awful to watch. And yet for some […]
Researcher at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University. Lives and breathes peacebuilding. Reader, foodie and a bit of a malcontent.
Part of my ‘the best things in life are free’ series, highlighting great free-to-access resources from the annals of peacebuilding. This full length documentary follows up on an experiment that primary school teacher Jane Elliot performed with her all-white class in the 1970s – dividing them according to […]
Today the House of Lords released its long-awaited report Persuasion and Power, looking at UK soft power and influence in today’s topsy-turvy world. I say long-awaited, I have been waiting for it. My colleagues and I contributed to the inquiry that underpins the report on behalf of our research centre, so naturally I was […]
This week I’m hanging out at the International Studies Association’s 55th Annual Convention in Toronto. It’s the mother of all conferences in our field. 6,000 of the brightest minds in international relations all here to hawk their intellectual wares, all seeking an audience for their very important work. We’re […]