Soft power, faith and foreign policy

Soft power, faith and foreign policy

Faith communities play an important role in helping to create community cohesion at a grass roots level. Often, they are misrepresented and their contributions at a civil society level are overlooked. The BFPG will be partnering with the Faith and Belief Forum for their annual Interfaith Summit during National Interfaith week on 15th November to host a panel discussion on soft power, faith and foreign policy. The BFPG will bring community faith leaders together from across London, to assess the potential for faith communities to shape the UK’s place in the world.

Speakers for this event include:

Mehri Niknam
Founder and Executive Director The Joseph Interfaith Foundation

Omar Salha
Founder and CEO, Ramadan Tent Project (RTP), PhD Nohoudh Scholar, SOAS University of London and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA)

Dr Maryyum Mehmood
Teaching Fellow in Politics and International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies

Professor Mike Hardy CMG OBE FRSA
Chair, Intercultural Relations and Founding Director, Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations, Coventry University

Reverend Malcolm Brown
Director of Mission and Public Affairs at Church of England

Paul Brummell, 
Head of Soft Power and External Affairs, Foreign and Commonwealth Office


For tickets click here and if you would like further information, please contact Nadia Khan

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Nadia Khan

Nadia is a Researcher at the British Foreign Policy Group. Nadia is a graduate in International Relations from Queen Mary University of London. Prior to joining BFPG Nadia worked in Vienna and Kosovo on Human Rights issues around post-conflict state resolutions. She has a keen interest in British foreign policy, in particular the role played by international Space programmes in fostering cooperation between states to achieve the UN sustainable development goals. Nadia is fluent in Hindi, Urdu, and Gujarati.