Brokering Peace in Communities? How to Overcome Local Divisions.

From 1-7 November – Aberystwyth University will host The Pursuit of Peace, this year’s Festival of Research.

As part of the Festival programme, the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society and Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data have organised the following discussion event:

Brokering Peace in Communities? How to Overcome Local Divisions.

Saturday 4th November

3.30 – 4.30pm

Y Drwm, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Let’s avoid the jargon and just talk to each other. Join community leaders and Aberystwyth University researchers in conversation reflecting on initiatives to overcome division and polarisation in communities and counter extremism. How can this apply to Mid Wales? Let’s share what works and what doesn’t work. Hear from:

James Austin – Jo Cox Foundation, Great Get Together Coordinator

Sarah Bowen – Community Cohesion Officer for Mid & South West Wales

Sunder Katwala – British Future

Nick Olsen – Community Cohesion Coordinator for Cardiff

In conversation with Professor Michael Woods


Tickets are free and everyone is welcome.

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We’ve carefully curated a selection of additional events that may interest you. Tickets are free and all are welcome.

Mid Wales: Leading a Peaceful Future

Paths to Peace in the 21st Century (attend in person or online)

Brokering Peace in Communities? How to Overcome Local Divisions

Pursuit of Peace in Ukraine

Explore the rest of The Pursuit of Peace – 2023 Aberystwyth University Festival of Research programme.

The theme of this year’s theme is inspired by a historic peace petition launched in Aberystwyth 100 years ago and signed by almost 400,000 women from across Wales.

As we mark the petition’s centenary, our Festival will celebrate the individuals, groups, and ideas that have shaped peace-making in the past and explore ways in which we can pursue a peaceful future.

If you only have one day to spend at the Festival, we’d suggest heading to the National Library of Wales on Saturday 4 November where you can view the historic peace petition and see a range of research exhibits, join a volunteer fair as well as attend for keynote discussions, creative workshops and more.


Nov 04 2023


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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