Cambridge Peace and Education Research Group (CPERG)

About us

The Cambridge Peace and Education Research Group (CPERG) provides a hub for research students and faculty members at the University of Cambridge to exchange ideas and collaborate on projects that explore the relationships between conflict, peace, and education, both in the UK and internationally. Through its activities, CPERG aims to stimulate connections amongst theory, research and practice. CPERG is officially affiliated with the Knowledge, Power, and Politics research cluster at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

CPERG was initiated in 2011 as a post-graduate special interest group. Since that time the group has organized a number of activities including regular seminars, a Conflict and Peace conference, a new route MPhil working group, and consultancy applications to international education and development agencies.

CPERG Board

Dr. Hilary Cremin

Co-Founder and Senior advisor

Carlotta Ehrenzeller

Co-chair Graduate Student Support

Angana Das

Co-chair Graduate Student Support

Irum Maqbool

Co-chair Consultancy & Training

Oudai Tozan

Co-chair - Events

Roy Leighton

Co-chair - Events

Upcoming Events

1 Dec 2021, 2 PM UK Time

My journey to peace education and facilitation

Dr Norbert Koppensteiner


Recent Blogs

Statement of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

CPERG, May 13, 2021

Education, Conflict and Peace Lab at Seoul National University

Kevin Kester and colleagues , October 21, 2020

Recent Research By Our Members

  • Hajir, B., Clarke-Habibi, S., & Kurian, N. (2021a). The ‘South’ Speaks Back: Exposing the Ethical Stakes of Dismissing Resilience in Conflict-Affected Contexts. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 0(0), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1080/17502977.2020.1860608

  • Kester, K. (2021). Developing Peace Education Programs: Beyond Ethnocentrism and Violence.

  • Culshaw, S., & Kurian, N. (2021). Love as the lifeblood of being-well: A call for care for teachers in England’s schools. Pastoral Care in Education, 0(0), 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1080/02643944.2021.1938647

  • Kester, K., Zembylas, M., Sweeney, L., Lee, K. H., Kwon, S., & Kwon, J. (2021). Reflections on decolonizing peace education in Korea: A critique and some decolonial pedagogic strategies. Teaching in Higher Education, 26(2), 145–164. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2019.1644618

  • Kester, K., & Glustein, B. (2021). LINKING GENDER AND RACE IN PEACE EDUCATION: PEDAGOGIES TO ADDRESS DIFFERENCE IN THE CLASSROOM.

  • Hilary Cremin , Hogai Aryoubi, Basma Hajir* , Nomisha Kurian and Hiba Salem (2021). Post-abyssal ethics in education research in settings of conflict and crisis: Stories from the field. British educational research journal, 2021-08, Vol.47 (4), p.1102-1119