British Council fund new project: NPCU & GSU on religion, conflict and media

We are delighted to announce that the British Council USA will fund a new project led by NPCU and Georgia State University, entitled Religion, Conflict Resolution, and Digital Media in the Greater Muslim World: Dialogue Among Policymakers and Researchers.

This project responds to the increasing role of religious institutions and networks in addressing social unrest, conflict, extremism, and discord through arbitration and/or humanitarian assistance. The project will also seek to unravel the interplay between the governance and conflict resolution work of these organizations and the growing use of digital technologies. The dialogues organized as part of this project will bring together policymakers, scholars, and the media to specifically examine the role of Muslim institutions in the aforementioned aspects of international affairs.

The project is part of the first year of the British Council USA's Bridging Voices scheme. It is run by Ben O'Loughlin and Akil Awan at the New Political Communication Unit, Royal Holloway and Shawn Powers and Abbas Barzegar at Georgia State University. Workshops will take place in late 2013 in London and spring 2014 in Atlanta.

Partners: Georgia State University – Royal Holloway, University of London – Oxford University – The Carter Center