Educating for the Middle Way: Social Capital for Peaceful Relations

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Prof Mike Hardy

Chair of Intercultural Relations and a founding Director of the Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations at Coventry University.

This brief talk focuses on strategies within education which could interrupt the spread of violent extremism. It does so in full recognition of the complexities surrounding this challenge -and the huge temptation to identify a singular root cause of such behaviour and jump in with an equally singular educational solution. In an age of turbulence, of rapid change and human insecurity, all systems must adapt and respond and this includes education systems. I consider three interrelated issues: the context of change and insecurity, including the clear and present danger of violent extremism, education systems and the potential of focusing on social capital.

Educating for the Middle Way: Social Capital for Peaceful Relations | Prof Mike Hardy