CISV International works with Professor Matt Baillie Smith, Dr Darryl Humble, and Madeleine Le Bourdon from the Department of Social Sciences, Northumbria University. Matt is director of the Northumbria Centre for International Development.
We share a keen interest in global citizenship and in how organizations such as CISV can provide a space for actually living, doing or practicing global citizenship.
CISV International educationalists work closely with Professor Claudio Baraldi, director of the Research Centre on Peace and Sustainability at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Research by Baraldi and CISVers has studied peace education and intercultural communication and conflict resolution with a focus on children, often in collaboration with other researchers linked to CISV, and using CISV programmes as case studies.
Professor Zhu Hua teaches applied linguistics and communication at Birkbeck, University of London. She has carried out a number of research projects on interculturality and lingua franca communication in CISV programmes and has supervised research on dissemination of CISV International's educational materials 2010–2013.