Dr Kawser Ahmed

Kawser is an adjunct professor at the University of Winnipeg (political science) and a co-founder of Winnipeg based research think tank – Conflict and Resilience Research Institute Canada (CRRIC). He completed his SSHRC post-doctoral fellowship at the same university in 2020. He was an exchange officer with the Turkish Armed Forces, an observer to the United Nations Missions in Western Sahara (MINURSO), and an alumnus at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) in National Defence University (NDC), Washington DC. Dr. Ahmed graduated in Peace and Conflict studies (MPhil, University of Dhaka & PhD, University of Manitoba). Dr. Ahmed is a research fellow with the Center for Defence and Security Studies (CDSS) and a junior research affiliate with the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Safety (TSAS). He was an associate with the Canadian Practitioners Network for Prevention of Radicalization and Extremist Violence (CPN-PREV).

His research interests are social conflict and peace-building through transformative dialogue (TD), genocide prevention, counter radicalism and extremism, and UN peacekeeping operations. He lives with his wife, two children, and two cats in Winnipeg, Manitoba.