The Aung San Suu Kyi (ASSK) Centre for Peace organised the following events on a wide variety of issues related to Conflict Transformation and peace building.
Lectures And Talks
Examining Karl Deutsch’s Integration Theory for Building International Peace
Speaker: Dr. Swaran Singh is Professor for Diplomacy and Disarmament at Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament (CIPOD), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi). He is President of Association of ASIA Scholars, General Secretary of Indian Association of Asian & Pacific Studies and Advisory Board Member of Atlanta-based Communities Without Borders Inc. (United States).
Speakers who visited the ASSK Centre for Peace in 2015-16
Trauma in Post-Conflict Societies
Speaker: Dr. Karin Polit is Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg. She spoke on trauma in post-conflict societies with a focus on refugees and migration especially in the context of Europe.
Speaker: Mr. Ravi Nair. Ravi Nair is the Executive Director of the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre (SAHRDC). He is the recipient of the M A Thomas, National Human Rights Award for 1997.
Prohibition of the threat or Use of Force in the UN charter
Speaker: Prof. Bharat Desai, is Professor and Chairperson, Centre for International Legal Studies School of International Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is an expert on international law and holds the Jawaharlal Nehru Chair in International Environmental Law.
Gender and Peace Building:
Speaker: Ms. Rita Manchanda is Research Director for South Asia Forum for Human Rights, journalist, writer and scholar. She is directing a multi-country research programme on “Human Rights & Peace Audits of ‘Partitions’ as a Method of Resolving Ethno-Nationalist Conflicts.” In addition, Ms. Manchanda is a founder and national committee member of the Pakistan India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy.
Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Societies
Speaker: Prof. Ummu Salma Bava, is Director, Europe Area Studies Programme and Professor of European Studies at the Centre for European Studies, and Co-ordinator, The Netherlands Prime Minister’s Grant, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was Chairperson of the Centre from July 2009 – July 2011 and also the Director, UGC Europe Area Studies Programme (December 2006 - March 2007).
Education for Peace and Peace Education in India
Speaker: Ms. Shaguna Gahilote, Assistant Head of Mission, Medicins Sans Frontieres, India.
Contesting notions of Virility and Violence: Alternative Images of Masculinity within the Mahabharata
Speaker: Dr. Smita Sahgal is Associate Professor, Department of History, Lady Shri Ram College for Women. She is currently involved in a project titled, ‘Masculinity in early India: Exploring the possibility of a Discourse’. She has received awards on research projects and papers from Indian History Congress and had been felicitated by the Romanian Embassy for promotion of Indo- European cultural ties
Culture as a site of Conflict
Speaker: Dilip Simeon is a well known labour historian and public intellectual in India. He is chairperson of the Aman Trust. He was senior research fellow at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library between 2005 and 2008.
Speaker: Prof. Karl Roberts is a forensic psychologist and Chair of Policing and Criminal Justice at The University of Western Sydney in Sydney, Australia he is also an Adjunct Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Massachusetts. His areas of expertise are within the field of interpersonal violence and law enforcement investigation with a focus upon the behavioural assessment of offenders, investigative interviewing by law enforcement and risk assessment and risk management.
ASSK Centre is delighted that students who associated with the Centre have kept alive their interests in issues od peace building. Here is an article published by Deeksha Poddar and Padmini Ghosh in Peace Journalist. http://www.park.edu/center-for-peace-journalism/Peace%20Jounalist%20Apr2016%20web.pdf