Professor Hardy is Chair of Intercultural Relations and was founding Director of the Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations at Coventry University. Mike now researches leadership for more peaceful and secure communities. From 1995 until 2011, as a senior civil servant, Mike was a senior director with the British Council with responsibilities, among others, for the Council’s global cultural relations programme for Intercultural Dialogue, youth engagement and so-called ‘soft-power’ global strategic partnerships; his work with British Council included overseas diplomatic postings in Egypt, East Jerusalem and Indonesia. He is Board Chair of the International Leadership Association.
|Ready for a Perfect Storm: Leadership, Dialogue and Trust in a Time of Disconnection|
|Dialogue in a Rapidly Changing World: Practitioner Assessments of the Potency of Intercultural Dialogue for Improving Social Cohesion|