Mike Hardy is chair of intercultural relations and founding director of the Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations at Coventry University. The Centre is a multi-disciplinary team of over 60 researchers and experts whose work draws together issues such as conflict resolution and reconciliation, social identity, inequality and mobility, wealth and poverty, integration and pluralism, prejudice and discrimination, intergroup conflict and cooperation, the problem of civil rights and the politics of equality. Mike has been twice honoured, awarded the OBE in 2001 for his peace-building work in the Middle East, and appointed a Companion of Honour of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, June 2010, for his work internationally in Intercultural Dialogue. Mike is a trustee of 3FF the leading interfaith charity in the UK and Vice-Chair of the US-based International Leadership Association.
Chair of Intercultural Relations and founding Director, Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations, Coventry University