Brendan Cox


Brendan Cox is a campaigner for more cohesive communities. He has co-founded More in Common (which works to build more inclusive communities in France, Germany, the US and UK); Survivors Against Terror (a group of survivors of UK terror attacks committed to tackling terror and the hatred that leads to it), the Jo Cox Foundation, (continuing the work of his late wife) and the Together Coalition (that works to build more connected communities). Brendan started work in the aftermath of the civil war in the former Yugoslavia, working with children who lost their parents in the war. This formative work gave him a long-standing passion for combatting ethnic and religious hatred. He went on to work on conflict and atrocity prevention around the world with Oxfam and later as Chief Executive of the international conflict and genocide prevention organisation Crisis Action. He served as Special Advisor to the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown between 2008 and 2010 where he advised on international development, conflict and foreign policy. He has worked for and advised a number of organisations including Save the Children, the UN and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is the author of the best-selling book ‘More in Common’ and when not working he spends his time mountaineering, sailing and looking after his two children.

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