Roundtable on Youth, Education and Sense of Belonging in a Diverse Britain

Dialogue Society Roundtable on Youth, Education and Sense of Belonging in a Diverse Britain
Prof Roger Griffin, Oxford Brookes University
Anisa Mustafa, The University of Nottingham
Dr Ian G. Williams, The Markfield Institute of Higher Education
Marlon Moncrieffe, University of Brighton
Wednesday, 26th November 2014 12:30
Dialogue Society London Office,
402 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PZ
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12:30 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:05 Welcome Speech
13:05 – 13:20 Keynote
13:20 – 15:20 Panel Discussion
15:20 – 15:30 Closing Remarks

Paper 1:
Longing to Belong: Cultivating transcultural humanism in modern Britain

Prof Roger Griffin
Paper 2:
“Leading Double Lives?” The role and place of Schools in the English Education System and Faith Groups in creating Social Cohesion and Spiritual Capital in British pluralist society; an analysis of schools and curricula in the West Midlands, UK.
Dr Ian G. Williams

Paper 3:
Active citizenship, dissent and civic consciousness: a study of the cultural politics of young British Muslims
Anisa Mustafa

Paper 4:
Reconceptulising mass migration within the primary school history curriculum master narrative
Marlon L. Moncrieffe

Biography of Roger Griffin
Roger Griffin is widely acknowledged to be one of the world’s foremost experts on the socio-historical and ideological dynamics of fascism, as well as the relationship of various forms of political or religious fanaticism, and in particular contemporary terrorism, to modernity. He began teaching at what was then Oxford Polytechnic over forty years ago, and has played an active part in its evolution into what is regularly voted the UK’s outstanding New University in the country, working alongside one of the most successful teams of historians in England in terms of the quality of its research output ‘per head’ according to the RAE of 2001.

Biography of Anisa Mustafa
Anisa Mustafa is an ESRC-funded doctoral research student at the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham looking to complete her PhD by December 2014. Prior to this she gained professional experience in a range of disciplines, from journalism to the public sector, acquiring a range of transferable skills and abilities. She has strong research training and skills and is looking to employ these to advance an academic career with a view to pursuing further research on the areas of citizenship, political participation, social movements, youth, inclusion, inequalities and research methods.

Biography of Ian G. Williams
Dr Ian G. Williams teaches, supervises and researches Islamic and Religious Studies at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicester / University of Gloucestershire. Prior to this he has taught at the University of Chester, and Birmingham City University.

Dr Williams’ doctoral research focussed upon contemporary perceptions of ‘Ali ibn Abu Talib amongst Twelver Shi’a and Sunni traditions in the UK. He has published on and given papers at international academic conferences concerning the Nursi / Gülen / hizmet Movement whilst researching at doctoral level its impact both globally and in the UK and European spheres with especial reference to its educational projects and dialogical activities.

Biography of Marlon Moncrieffe
Marlon Moncrieffe is formerly an Assistant Headteacher and primary school teacher of KS2 history. He currently teaches on both post-graduate and undergraduate courses in ITE and non ITE routes at the University of Brighton.

His EdD research builds upon his interests in the critical and pedagogical approaches made by student teachers as trainees and researchers in their interpretations and potential re-interpretations of the KS2 primary school national curriculum.

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