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Kawser Ahmed

Adjunct Professor

Kawser Ahmed
Contact Information

My Research


Political Studies


  • Human Rights
  • South Asia
  • Conflict and Peacebuilding

Areas of Expertise:

  • Conflict and Resilience
  • Peacebuilding
  • Counter-radicalization
  • Extremism
  • Genocide prevention

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Available To:

  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others


Dr. Kawser Ahmed received his PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from University of Manitoba in 2017. He was an exchange officer with the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK), an observer-Peacekeeper to the United Nations Missions in Western Sahara (MINURSO), and an alumnus at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) in Washington DC. He is associated with the Center for Defence and Security Studies (CDSS) as a research fellow, a junior research affiliate with the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Safety (TSAS), and a former associate with the Canadian Practitioners Network for Prevention of Radicalization and Extremist Violence (CPN-PREV). He leads a Winnipeg based not-for-profit organization named Conflict and Resilience Research Institute, Canada (CRRIC). His research interests are social conflict and peace-building, radicalism, violent extremism, and UN peacekeeping operations. He completed his Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada’s post-doctoral fellowship at the same institution. He teaches at the University of Winnipeg as an adjunct Professor. He lives and works in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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