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Sara Clarke-Habibi


Sara Clarke-Habibi

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BA (Hons) Ethics, Society & Law, University of Toronto, Canada
MA Conflict Resolution, Landegg International University, Switzerland
MPhil Education Research, University of Cambridge, UK

Membership of Professional Bodies and Associations

British Association of International and Comparative Education
International Peace Research Association (IPRA)


Professor Madeleine Arnot


Sara Clarke-Habibi is a PhD candidate and Gates Cambridge Scholar at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education. Her present research explores the role of education in post-conflict social reconstruction and peacebuilding. Sara’s MPhil research, also completed at the University of Cambridge, explored the complex ways in which peace educators’ personal and social identities intertwine with the wider socio-political environment as they pursue peace, intergroup reconciliation, and healing after surviving war and genocide.

In addition to her studies at Cambridge, Sara is a consultant and trainer in the areas of post-conflict peacebuilding, peace education, psychosocial recovery, reconciliation, and conflict transformation. Prior to Cambridge, Sara was National Coordinator of the Education for Peace programme in post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina (2000-2002) and Associate Director of the International Education for Peace Institute in Switzerland (2002-2007). She has worked on projects in a number of countries including Israel, Zambia, Cyprus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Azerbaijan, Austria, and Switzerland. Sara enjoys exchanging experiences and ideas with scholars and practitioners in related fields, and regularly reviews articles for academic journals publishing on peace education, peacebuilding, and transformative learning.

Research Topics and Projects

Education in conflict-affected and divided societies
Post-conflict peacebuilding policy and practice
Peace education curriculum and pedagogy
Transformative learning
Education for social justice, conflict transformation, and reconciliation
Teacher professional development


Clarke-Habibi, S. (2005). “Transforming Worldviews: The Case of Education for Peace in Bosnia & Herzegovina”, Journal of Transformative Education, Vol. 3 No. 1, January 2005.