Type "no word" on your keyboard
Your turn
Divisive stereotype:
/də-ˈvī-siv /ˈster-ē-ə-ˌtīp/
Why are these harmful concepts in school textbooks?

In Focus

Read CELL's latest analytical briefs and articles

It is Time to End the Child Soldier Stereotype

By Tim Molyneux

From Syria and the Democratic Republic of Congo to Myanmar and Nigeria, countless children remain trapped in armed conflict.


Reducing Conflict through Equitable Education

By Anne Smiley and Nina Weisenhorn

The relationship between education inequality and violent conflict is clear: Inequitable access to quality education makes the world less safe.


An Engineering Perspective: The lessons of the camps

By Dr. Muhammad Hamid Zaman

In Zahle, about an hour from Beirut, is an informal settlement of Syrian refugees. A place where some have been living for nearly seven years.



Feb 28, 2018

CELL Meetings at UNESCO, Paris

On the 27th and 28th of February 2018, CELL’s Executive Director, Atif Rizvi, and Principal, Ayla Bonfiglio, met with UNESCO’s Education... Read More

Feb 05, 2018

New Working Group Member: Cristina Mancigotti

CELL welcomes Cristina Mancigotti as the newest member of its Working Group. Cristina will advise and work together with CELL on... Read More

Feb 02, 2018

CELL Keynote at Maastricht University

On 2 February 2018, CELL's Principal Ayla Bonfiglio gave the keynote lecture at the Globalization and Migration Symposium, an annual... Read More

Jan 31, 2018

Seminar on Refugee Higher Education and Mobility

On 31 January 2018, CELL's Principal Ayla Bonfiglio gave a public seminar entitled, "Understanding Refugee Agency and Mobility through... Read More

Jan 24, 2018

Helping Students in Acceptance Workshop

On 24 January 2018, CELL ran a workshop session entitled "Divisive Stereotypes and Discrimination Within and Beyond the Classroom: The... Read More

Jan 22, 2018

New Working Group Member: Frank Ubachs

CELL welcomes Frank Ubachs as the newest member of its Working Group. Frank will advise and work together with CELL on research and... Read More

Dec 29, 2017

Book Published: Learning to Educate

In 2017, Dr Noel McGinn, esteemed CELL Advisory Board member and Professor Emeritus of the Harvard University Graduate School of... Read More

Dec 13, 2017

CELL Meetings at UNESCO, Paris

On 13 and 14 December 2017, CELL’s Executive Director, Atif Rizvi, and Principal, Ayla Bonfiglio, met with UNESCO’s Education and Social... Read More

Nov 20, 2017

CELL attends Households in Conflict Network (HiCN)...

Between 15-16 November 2017, CELL's Principal of Research, Dr. Lonneke Nillesen, participated in the Households in Conflict Network's (... Read More

Nov 13, 2017

Book Launch! A Second Chance for Europe

On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, CELL President Jo Ritzen will launch his new book, A Second Chance for Europe: Economic, Political and... Read More

Nov 06, 2017

New Working Group Member: Mark Routs

CELL welcomes Mark Routs as the newest member of its Working Group. Mark will advise CELL on developing creative and high-impact... Read More

Nov 02, 2017

Partnership with The Georg Eckert Institute (GEI)

CELL is now engaged in a partnership with The Georg Eckert Institute (GEI) for International Textbook Research, based in Braunschweig,... Read More

Nov 01, 2017

CELL at the World Science Forum

Between 7-11 November 2017, CELL's President, Jo Ritzen; Executive Director, Atif Rizvi; and Principal, Ayla Bonfiglio will participate... Read More

Oct 16, 2017

CELL's Principal Participates in Brussels Policy...

On 16 October 2017, CELL's Principal Ayla Bonfiglio participated in the Policy Workshop on the Future of Migration in Europe, organized... Read More

Sep 21, 2017

Partnership with The School of Writing (TSW)

CELL is pleased to announce its institutional partnership with The School of Writing, based in Karachi, Pakistan. CELL and TSW will... Read More

Sep 01, 2017

CELL Launches 'In Focus' Blog

Today, September 1, 2017, CELL launches In Focus, a blog dedicated to transforming the latest research and expertise related to... Read More

Jul 14, 2017

CELL Roundtable at APPAM Conference

On 14 July 2017, CELL convened a roundtable with academics and policymakers entitled, 'Working towards a global agreement to reduce... Read More

Jun 26, 2017

CELL at UNESCO Workshop, Paris

On 26 June 2017, CELL President Jo Ritzen presented at a workshop on the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) through Educational Media... Read More

Jun 22, 2017

Fons Coomans attends UNESCO Chairs Meeting

CELL Working Group Member Prof. Fons Coomans, on 21-22 June 2017, attended a meeting of UNESCO Chairs at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.... Read More

Jun 19, 2017

Jo Ritzen: Citizenship and Education

CELL President Jo Ritzen spoke about citizenship and education at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences on 19 June 2017. At the... Read More

Nov 30, 2016

Education in Emergencies Forum

On 30 November 2016, CELL attended the Education in Emergencies forum in Brussels, organized by the European Commission, Humanitarian... Read More

Nov 11, 2016

Lecture on the Refugee Crisis in Europe

On 11 November 2016, Ayla Bonfiglio gave a lecture on Europe’s Refugee ‘Crisis’ for the European Law Students’ Association’s annual ELSA... Read More

Nov 03, 2016

The Role of Research in Making Government More...

Between 3-5 November 2016, CELL attended the Association for Public Policy and Management's (APPAM) Fall Conference, on 'The role of... Read More

Oct 12, 2016

CELL Launches at UNESCO

Official launch of the Conflict in Education Learning Laboratory (CELL Foundation). The event was hosted by Ambassador Lionel Veer of... Read More

Jul 12, 2016

Rethinking Forced Migration and Displacement

Between 12-15 July 2016, CELL attended the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration Conference on 'Rethinking Forced... Read More

Jun 13, 2016

CELL at APPAM International Conference

On 13-14 June 2016, CELL attends Association for Public Policy and Management Inequalities (APPAM) International Conference, '... Read More

Jun 06, 2016

Maastricht University and the Refugee Crisis

At a debate organized by the Honours+ program, CELL's Ayla Bonfiglio spoke at about the role Maastricht University should and could play... Read More

Sep 09, 2014

Atif Rizvi speaks on Textbooks in Nigeria

Between 9 - 11 September 2014, CELL Executive Director Atif Rizvi presented a paper entitled, "To Create new texts, and... Read More