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Lt. Nudrat Bano

Country: Pakistan

Lt. Nudrat Bano has extensive experience in edification, educational administration, planning & development and the defence sector. Her focus on religions and religiosity is a matter of self-conviction and a commitment towards tranquillity. Her capability in interpersonal and communication skills has led to her position as a mentor.  She has been organising trainings since 2015 on peacebuilding, psychological support, conflict resolution and dialogue. She has participated in local and international workshops and conferences, trained hundreds of students and raised awareness on a number of issues and especially on the inclusion of women in the mainstream.

She holds an MPhil in International Relations from the National Defence University, Islamabad and master’s degrees in English Literature and in European History. She also holds a certification on the Study of Islam from the International Islamic University, Islamabad and a postgraduate diploma in TEFL from AIOU. Her academic interests lie in history, the politics of identity, the international political economy of peacemaking and conflict resolution. She is a critic of ‘ISMs’, her area of focus is the Middle East.

She is focused on educating the female youth and in cultivating a research culture both in religious and regular streams of studies at IDRAC and as a faculty member at Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore, Pakistan. She has been involved in interfaith dialogue for nearly five years and has facilitated programmes to develop the capacity of religious leaders on early-warning and early-response systems, negotiation skills, conflict management and mediation. She advocates interfaith mediation and women’s inclusion in governance and peace processes.

She has successfully piloted a project for the Pakistan Higher Education Commission on a national level and has conducted a National Conference and Consultative Workshop on Interfaith and Communal Harmony. In addition to her academic career as a lecturer at Kinnaird College for Women, she volunteers in an advisory role at IDRAC; where she is empowering her target group in using intra-religious dialogue, conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Her newly developed interests are intercultural affinity and socio-cultural imperialism. Her motto is: ‘’Integration is the law to totality’’.