University of Bradford Peace Studies

By | 28th April 2017

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University of Bradford Peace Studies

University of Bradford Peace Studies and International Development

This year the Division of Peace Studies and the Bradford Centre for International Development have joined together to form a new Division of Peace Studies and International Development within the Faculty of Social Sciences.

In so doing we bring 40 years of expertise in the study of peace and conflict in the oldest Peace Studies teaching department in the world together with a dynamic International Development teaching, research and knowledge transfer programme with ongoing projects and partnerships with international development agencies across the world.

Critical scholarship and hands-on expertise

The new Division will develop new areas of research, teaching and policy work at the intersection between peace work and development.

At the same time we will retain the commitment to critical scholarship in areas such as non-violent action and the causes of war that has characterised Peace Studies, and the hand-on expertise in project management and development finance for which the Bradford Centre for International Development is internationally recognised.

Worldwide network

What both partners in the new division share is a network of current and past students that span the world in terms of their countries of origin and destinations after their studies.

We have students of over 50 nationalities, and our alumni and staff work in every continent, trying to make a difference.

For example, one of our graduates, Dr Saeb Muhammad Salih Erekat, is currently a member of the Palestinian parliament and is Chief Palestinian Negotiator in the Israel-Palestine conflict.