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Air strike in Gaza

Afghan worker (credit Jolyon Leslie/Aga Khan Trust for Culture)


Afghan Graffiti

Reconstruction of a school in Iraq

Prince Hassan, El Brahimi & Professor Sultan Barakat, WANA 2010

Počitelj, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Heavily bombed by Croatian forces during the 1993 Bosnian War. Most of the town's Bosniak population was either killed or removed to concentration camps in one of the war's most brutal instances of ethnic cleansing.

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... an international centre of excellence for the study of post-conflict societies and their recovery.

Current Research

  • UNICEF - Research Project for the Education & Peacebuilding Programme in Somalia
  • ESRC/DfID - The influence of DfID-Sponsored State Building - Oriented Research on British Policy in Fragile, Post-Conflict Environments

Working Papers

 Working Paper 7

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Russell Group Universities Postgraduate Study Roadshows

The Postgraduate Study Roadshow is a series of masters and PhD study fairs featuring exclusively Russell Group universities. For more information click here.

Russell Group Roadshow




MA,MSc & PhD Courses

MA in Post-war Recovery Studies

MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs

PhD in Post-war Recovery Studies  

MA and PhD scholarships click here for more information.‌

Education in Conflict & Emergencies

A joint programme of research and advanced learning between the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) and the Institute for Effective Education (IEE).

Palgrave Critical Studies in Post-Conflict Recovery

The PRDU is very pleased to announce a forthcoming book series edited by Dr. Kenneth Bush and Professor Sultan Barakat entitled Palgrave Critical Studies in Post-conflict Recovery. If you have a project that may fit with the series, please use the Palgrave publishing proposal form (MS Word  , 438kb)  

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Lieutenant-General (ret) Romeo Dallaire Lecture

Posted on Wednesday 3 December 2014

Ending the use of child soldiers from a preventative security sector perspective. Wednesday 18 February 2015 at 18:30 (GMT)

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Conference News

Posted on Wednesday 3 December 2014

Janaka Jayawickrama to present at Canadian Humanitarian Conference 2014 which will be held between 4th-5th December. Webcasts available.


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