Professor Michael Semple

Professor Michael Semple is Practitioner Chair at The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queens University Belfast, and is a researcher with Conciliation Resources. He works on innovative approaches to peace-making and engagement with militant Islamic movements in Afghanistan and South Asia. His interests include the political culture of the Afghan Taliban and kindred militant Islamic movements, the role and potential of dialogue and social media in conflict transformation, and the challenge of pluralism in the post-9/11 Muslim world.