Professor John Brewer
Professor of Post Conflict Studies
The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
Professor Brewer is an internationally recognised expert in peace studies and conflict transformation.
Professor Brewer is the author or co-author of sixteen books, editor or co-editor of a further five, and has well over a hundred peer reviewed articles.
He has lectured across the world and regularly teaches peace and reconciliation workshops in Sri Lanka. John was active in the Northern Irish peace process facilitating the Faith in a Brighter Future Group of leading ecumenical churchmen and women. He has also been involved as a policy advisor on policing reform in South Africa and Northern Ireland. He has spoken at the Westminster Faith Debate on the motion that religion is a positive force in peace building and in 2016 at the British Academy Faith Debate on whether true religion is always extremist.
In 2010, Professor Brewer was appointed to the United Nations Roster of Global Experts for his expertise in peace processes.
FieldsConflict Transformation Peace studies Social Justice
Areas of Expertise
peace studies, conflict transformation, peace processes; religious peace building; religion and conflict; history of sociology; social science; higher education; qualitative research; ethnography, peace processes
Professor Brewer has extensive media experience and has worked with a range of print, broadcast and online media.
- Sinn Féin in government: The Northern experience, Irish Times, 15/02/2016
- Book Review: Social Transformation in Post-Conflict Nepal: A Gender Perspective by Punam Yadav, Blogs.lse, 04/11/2016