Researching the role of education and youth in sustainable peacebuilding

Mieke Lopes Cardozo, University of Amsterdam

Dr. Mieke Lopes Cardozo is assistant professor at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research of the University of Amsterdam. She has an academic background in International Relations, Conflict Studies, Latin American Studies (University of Utrecht) and International Development Studies (University of Amsterdam). She lectures in several BA and MA courses within the International Development Studies department at the University of Amsterdam. She coordinates several international research partnerships, and recently completed a co-directorship of a research partnership with UNICEF’s Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy (PBEA) programme, together with prof. Mario Novelli (University of Sussex), and prof. Alan Smith (Ulster University). She is involved in GLOBED, an EU Erasmus Mundus Plus-funded joint Masters on Education Policies for Global Development. She is a member of the Working Group on Education Policy of the International Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) and an appointed advisor for the Security Council mandates study on Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. She has research experience in various contexts such as Bolivia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Aceh, which all revolve around the themes of education in relation to social justice and peacebuilding. Recent publications focused on issues relating to conceptual understandings and frameworks to study the role of education in relation to peacebuilding processes, with specific attention to the agency and professional development of teachers, gender (in)equalities, and the role of (non)formal education for youth empowerment and activism.



About the speaker

Dr. Mieke Lopes Cardozo is assistant professor at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research of the University of Amsterdam. She has an academic background in International Relations, Conflict Studies, Latin American Studies (University of Utrecht) and International Development Studies (University of Amsterdam). She lectures in several BA and MA courses within the International Development Studies department at the University of Amsterdam. She coordinates several international research partnerships, and recently completed a co-directorship of a research partnership with UNICEF’s Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy (PBEA) programme, together with prof. Mario Novelli (University of Sussex), and prof. Alan Smith (Ulster University). She is involved in GLOBED, an EU Erasmus Mundus Plus-funded joint Masters on Education Policies for Global Development. She is a member of the Working Group on Education Policy of the International Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) and an appointed advisor for the Security Council mandates study on Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. She has research experience in various contexts such as Bolivia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Aceh, which all revolve around the themes of education in relation to social justice and peacebuilding. Recent publications focused on issues relating to conceptual understandings and frameworks to study the role of education in relation to peacebuilding processes, with specific attention to the agency and professional development of teachers, gender (in)equalities, and the role of (non)formal education for youth empowerment and activism.



Venue: conference room (0.16 & 0.17)

Date: 00 February 2016

Time: 15:00 - 16:00


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