MA International politics & security studies, Bradford University
Mohammed Kamran is a British Muslim with Pakistani heritage. Kamran, as he prefers to be known, was born in 1983 and raised in Bradford until the age of 20 when he moved to Birmingham to pursue a career in community development. After 3 successful years of service at a local authority, he returned to Bradford and continued to build on his experience in community development. Kamran then became involved in the national PREVENT agenda and helped deliver the pilot programme in South Leeds, the home of the London Bombers. After completing a successful phase in Leeds he secured a national contract, again on the PREVENT agenda, and was tasked with setting up the Young Muslims Advisory Group for Secretary of States, Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP & Rt Hon Ed Balls MP. It was during this phase and on completion of his national contract, Kamran decided to take a break from his career and in September 2008 returned to education to pursue a Masters in International politics and Security Studies at the internationally recognised Peace Studies department, Bradford University. Some notable previous experiences of his include presenting to HRH Prince Andrew in Buckingham Palace, leading international visits including marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust by taking a group of students to Auschwitz and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
Kamran feels that a key component of the foundation is to provide a platform that helps engage Muslim young people into a safe arena where they can explore their identity and consequently be able to articulate in a manner that gets heard by those that affect change without having to compromise or liberalise their beliefs. As a Board Member, Kamran offers an insight to the experience of a young Muslim man growing up and living in an industrial city and all that he has been exposed to both positive and negative.