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Presentation at Rotary Maastricht

Jun 12, 2018

On Tuesday, 12 June 2018, CELL was invited by the Rotary Club Maastricht to give a talk on its mission to reduce divisive stereotypes in... Read More

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Preventing Violent Extremism through Education

May 04, 2018

Between 2-4 May 2018, CELL's Executive Director, Atif Rizvi, and Principal, Ayla Bonfiglio, participated in a sub-regional capacity-... Read More

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Partnership with University College Maastricht

Apr 20, 2018

CELL is now engaged in a partnership with University College Maastricht (UCM). UCM is a Liberal Arts and Sciences Honors College that... Read More

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Panel on Refugee Higher Education, Lisbon

Apr 05, 2018

On 5 April 2018, CELL's Exective Director Atif Rizvi and Principal Ayla Bonfiglio participated in the International Conference on... Read More

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Mar 30, 2018

CELL welcomes Peggy Maes as the newest member of its Working Group. Peggy will advise and work together will CELL on projects and outreach related to divisive stereotypes and discrimination in the classroom and divisive stereotypes and disability.

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Muhanad and Ahmad, refugees from Syria in school in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley
Mar 19, 2018

On the 19th of March 2018, CELL’s Principal Ayla Bonfiglio participated in a Debate Café on ‘The Future of Syria and Syrian Refugees’ at the Dominicanen Bookshop in Maastricht.

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Mar 16, 2018

On the 16th of March 2018, Katherine Kominis, CELL Advisory Board Member and Assistant Director for Rare Books at Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, gave a seminar on Rare Book Librarianship.

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Feb 28, 2018

On the 27th and 28th of February 2018, CELL’s Executive Director, Atif Rizvi, and Principal, Ayla Bonfiglio, met with UNESCO’s Education and Social and Human Sciences sectors to build upon its meetings in December 2017 on possible areas of future collaboration with both sectors.

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Feb 05, 2018

CELL welcomes Cristina Mancigotti as the newest member of its Working Group.

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Feb 02, 2018

On 2 February 2018, CELL's Principal Ayla Bonfiglio gave the keynote lecture at the Globalization and Migration Symposium, an annual conference organized by and for students studying Globalization and Development at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) at Maastricht University.

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Jan 31, 2018

On 31 January 2018, CELL's Principal Ayla Bonfiglio gave a public seminar entitled, "Understanding Refugee Agency and Mobility through the Pursuit of Tertiary Education" at the United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology and Maastrich

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Jan 24, 2018

On 24 January 2018, CELL ran a workshop session entitled "Divisive Stereotypes and Discrimination Within and Beyond the Classroom: The Context of Refugee and Migrant Students." The session was part of the Helping Students in Acceptance (HESTIA) workshop in Maastricht, The Netherlands, which broug

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Jan 22, 2018

CELL welcomes Frank Ubachs as the newest member of its Working Group.

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Dec 29, 2017

In 2017, Dr Noel McGinn, esteemed CELL Advisory Board member co-authored the book, Learning to Educate: Proposals for the Reconstruction of Education in Developing Countries.

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Dec 13, 2017

On 13 and 14 December 2017, CELL’s Executive Director, Atif Rizvi, and Principal, Ayla Bonfiglio, met with UNESCO’s Education and Social and Human Sciences Sectors to discuss possible areas of future collaboration.

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Nov 20, 2017

Between 15-16 November 2017, CELL's Principal of Research, Dr. Lonneke Nillesen, participated in the Households in Conflict Network's (HiCN) 13th annual workshop, hosted by the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.

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Nov 13, 2017

On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, CELL President Jo Ritzen will launch his new book, A Second Chance for Europe: Economic, Political and Legal Perspectives of the European Union. The launch will take place at Maastricht University's campus in Brussels.

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Nov 06, 2017

CELL welcomes Mark Routs as the newest member of its Working Group. Mark will advise CELL on developing creative and high-impact audiovisual content, targeting diverse audiences, including academics, policy-makers, and the public, to name a few.

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Nov 02, 2017

CELL is now engaged in a partnership with The Georg Eckert Institute (GEI) for International Textbook Research, based in Braunschweig, Germany! GEI is a member of the Leibniz Association, a prestigious network of non-university research institutions.

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Nov 01, 2017

Between 7-11 November 2017, CELL's President, Jo Ritzen; Executive Director, Atif Rizvi; and Principal, Ayla Bonfiglio will participate in the World Science Forum (WSF) at the Dead Sea in Jordon.

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Oct 16, 2017

On 16 October 2017, CELL's Principal Ayla Bonfiglio participated in the Policy Workshop on the Future of Migration in Europe, organized by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Brussels.

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Sep 21, 2017

CELL is pleased to announce its institutional partnership with The School of Writing, based in Karachi, Pakistan. CELL and TSW will collaborate on textbook and educational projects, research, and events, particularly as they relate to divisive stereotypes.

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Sep 01, 2017

Today, September 1, 2017, CELL launches In Focus, a blog dedicated to transforming the latest research and expertise related to divisive stereotypes, education, and violence or conflict, into concise analytical articles and briefs.

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Jul 14, 2017

On 14 July 2017, CELL convened a roundtable with academics and policymakers entitled, 'Working towards a global agreement to reduce divisive stereotyping in school textbooks,' at the Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM) International Conference in Brussels.

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Jun 26, 2017

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

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Jun 22, 2017

CELL Working Group Member Prof. Fons Coomans, on 21-22 June 2017, attended a meeting of UNESCO Chairs at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The meeting brought together Chair holders who work on human rights, migration and urban inclusion.

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Jun 19, 2017

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

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Nov 30, 2016

On 30 November 2016, CELL attended the Education in Emergencies forum in Brussels, organized by the European Commission, Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection.

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Nov 11, 2016

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

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Nov 03, 2016

Between 3-5 November 2016, CELL attended the Association for Public Policy and Management's (APPAM) Fall Conference, on 'The role of research in making government more effective' in Washington DC, United States.

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Oct 12, 2016

Official launch of the Conflict in Education Learning Laboratory (CELL Foundation). The event was hosted by Ambassador Lionel Veer of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in the presence of Assistant Director-General for Education Qian Tang.

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Jul 12, 2016

Between 12-15 July 2016, CELL attended the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration Conference on 'Rethinking Forced Migration and Displacement: Theory, Policy, and Praxis' in Poznan, Poland.

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Jun 13, 2016

On 13-14 June 2016, CELL attends Association for Public Policy and Management Inequalities (APPAM) International Conference, 'Inequalities: Addressing the Growing Challenge for Policymakers Worldwide' in London.

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Jun 06, 2016

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

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Sep 09, 2014

Between 9 - 11 September 2014, CELL Executive Director Atif Rizvi presented a paper entitled, "To Create new texts, and reshape the Context’: Rationale for New Islamic Religious Textbooks in Nigeria" at the African Studies Association of the United Kingdom (ASAUK) conference at the Univ

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