Blog: Plague, prejudice and protest: what are the educational responses in a pandemic world?

A version of this blog was first published in the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding Insights series, September 2020 Writing in September 2020, one’s gaze both backwards and forwards is unprecedented.  Because of Covid-19, the past few months have seen an almost unique upheaval globally; the future is unknown but likely to be equally unmatched.  […]


George Floyd: On May 25, a 46-year old black man was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck for 526 seconds. The white police officer ignored the pleas of the black man that he was no longer able to breathe. The police officer was unmoving as his eyes closed and his life slipped […]

Preventing Violent Extremism: Taking an Intersectional Approach

Of all the safeguarding strands, for some, it is not an exaggeration to say that policy and practice around Prevent can be perceived as stigmatising, scary and ineffective. We’ve seen cases where policy has been mis/translated into discriminatory practice. And we’ve seen cases where responses to legislation such as the CTSA 2015 Prevent duty are […]

Our Gendered Lens

From labels such as ‘jihadi brides’ to ‘Babes of the BNP’ Carys Evans asks why is it so difficult for us to accept the agency of women who seemingly reject our mainstream in favour of extreme ideals or violent behaviour? In 2009 Vice magazine published a piece on ‘The Babes of the BNP’. In the […]

Counterterrorism And The Death Penalty -Kotey and El Sheikh

A leaked letter by Home Secretary Sajid Javid, in which he says the UK will demand “no assurances” that two suspected IS members will not be executed in the US, has caused a debate about the death penalty and the UK’s counterterrorism approach. In this blog post, Dr Jennifer Philippa Eggert explains why Javid’s position […]

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