Professor Hardy is lead adviser to the World Forum for Intercultural Dialogue in Baku and directs the RISING Global Peace Forum at Coventry. Professor Hardy was 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. He is a trustee of Faith and Belief Forum and Chair of the Board of Directors of the US-based International Leadership Association. Prior to 2011, he was with the British Council with responsibilities for the Council’s cultural relations programme for intercultural and interfaith dialogue, youth engagement and so-called ‘soft-power’ global strategic partnerships; his diplomatic work included postings, in Egypt, East Jerusalem, and Indonesia. His current work focuses on human security and peacefulness, specifically on living with difference and with inter- and intra-community relations.
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