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Dilwar Hussain MBE, is an independent consultant working on social policy, equality, identity, Islam in the modern world, religious reform, faith and cultural dialogue. He is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, University of Coventry. Dilwar is founding Chair of New Horizons in British Islam, a charity that works for reform in Muslim thought and practice and Director of Pacata Consulting Ltd.
Dilwar teaches and trains on Religion, Islam and Diversity in contemporary society and has a number of published works in the field. He has worked in academic research, policy consultancy and training for over 20 years, delivering contracts for private sector groups as well as various government departments. He has previously had affiliations at the Universities of Cambridge, Derby and Leicester as well as Goldsmiths College.
His work includes: Evaluation of Home Office EDI Training (current); Evaluation of a European Network Overcoming Antisemitism (NOA) (2021); Evaluation of CEJI: A Jewish Contribution to Europe (2020); Scoping project for the EU: Building an EU International Exchange Platform on Religion & Social Inclusion (2019); Evaluating and monitoring compliance with the Prevent Duty for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (2016-2018); Evaluation of a range of Prevent projects for Home Office (2017); Literature Review for the Casey Report on Integration (2016); a report on the Somali Diaspora in Leicester for the Open Society Foundation (2014); a report on Muslims in Leicester for the Open Society Foundation (2010); Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Inquiry on Prevent (2010); Consultant to the Cambridge-Azhar Imams Training Project, Cambridge University and FCO; steering group of the Contextualising Islam in Britain Project, Cambridge University. Dilwar is an evaluator for the Horizon Europe grant scheme (Governance / Citizenship / Radicalisation themes).
Dilwar is a Trustee of the Faith & Belief Forum (FBF) and was Trustee (2012 – 2018) and Vice-Chair (2016 – 2018) of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. He was a Commissioner at the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) (2006-2007), served on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Urban Life and Faith (2005 – 2006), is a member of the Global Interfaith Commission on LGBT+ Lives and was on the Steering Group of the UK Freedom of Religion and Belief Forum. He was awarded an MBE for services to inter-faith understanding and community relations.
Dilwar established and headed the Policy Research Centre, at the Islamic Foundation (2007-2013) and worked on the Preventing Extremism Together workgroups set up by the Home Office after July 7th 2005. He has been listed in the ‘Who’s Who of British Muslims’ by http://www.salaam.co.uk and the British Bangladeshi Power and Inspiration 100. Dilwar graduated from King’s College, University of London in 1993 and occasionally blogs here and tweets: @DilwarH.