Lynn Davies is Emeritus Professor of International Education at the University of Birmingham and Co-Director of the social enterprise ConnectFutures. Her interests are in education and conflict, and education and extremism, and she has done research and consultancy in a number of conflict-affected states. Work in UK includes evaluating programmes to counter radicalisation, a project interviewing former extremists about their backgrounds, and training of young people and teachers in preventing violent extremism. Her books include Education and Conflict: Complexity and Chaos (2004), Educating Against Extremism (2008) and Unsafe Gods: Security, Secularism and Schooling (2014). As well as acting as consultant for UNESCO, she is on the Board of Africa Educational Trust and previously served on the Board of UNICEF UK. In October 2014 she was awarded the Sir Brian Urquhart award for Distinguished Service to the United Nations and its goals by a UK citizen.