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Professor Lynn Davies

Professor Lynn Davies

Emeritus Professor of International Education, University of Birmingham and Director,
Connect Futures

Lynn Davies is Emeritus Professor of International Education at the University of Birmingham and Co-Director of the social enterprise ConnectFutures.   Her interests are in education, conflict and extremism, and she has done research and consultancy in a number of conflict-affected states.   Work in UK includes evaluating programmes to increase student voice and counter radicalisation, a project interviewing former extremists about their backgrounds, and evaluating programmes of mentoring Muslim prisoners.  Her books include Education and Conflict: Complexity and Chaos (2004), Educating Against Extremism (2008) and Unsafe Gods: Security, Secularism and Schooling (2014).   She has been a consultant with GIZ, UNICEF, UNESCO and OSCE.  In October 2014 she was given the Sir Brian Urquhart award for Distinguished Service to the United Nations and its goals by a UK citizen.