ILA Podcast

Mike Hardy Reflecting On Leadership and Peace Building Progress

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with Mike Hardy

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During this conversation, Mike will update his work running the Center for Trust, Peace and Social Relations and how that intersects with his now post as Board Chair of The International leadership association. Mike talks about the great progress of both organizations and their projects. This progress serves as the foundation on which he will be working to build along side many talented people. As he takes the longer perspective reflecting over time on how we got to our current level of contribution and what we need to do to build on this great progress to position us to be effective in the increasingly volatile world we will face in 2019 and beyond to create a more peaceful and prosperous world.

About the Guest

Mike Hardy

Professor Mike Hardy CMG OBE FRSA is Founding Director of the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University, UK. After a distinguished career, he returned to the academic world in 2011 as Professor of Intercultural Relations at Coventry University. Mike is active with UNESCO and the UN Alliance of Civilizations; he is currently lead advisor to the World Forum for Intercultural Dialogue in Baku, the World Peace Forum in Indonesia and directs the RISING Global Peace Forum at Coventry. Professor Hardy has been twice honoured, awarded the OBE in 2001 for his peace-building work in the Middle East, and appointed a Companion of Honour of St Michael and St George in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, June 2010, for his work internationally in Intercultural Dialogue. Mike is a trustee of The Faith and Belef Forum the leading interfaith charity in the UK and Board Chair of the US-based International Leadership Association.

Host Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf brings 30 years of experience and success in the fields of leadership, innovation, and technology. A regular contributor to, Metcalf has authored an award-winning book series on leadership and is the Founder & CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute. She is the host of an Innovating Leadership, a weekly international podcast that hit the airways in July 2015. As an ILA Fellow, Maureen partners with the International Leadership Associate on a series of global leadership podcasts within the show.