The Aung San Suu Kyi (ASSK) Centre for Peace invited the following speakers on a wide varie-ty of issues related to Conflict Transformation and Peace Building.
Lectures and Interactive Sessions
The European Union and the Human Rights Regimes
Speaker: Prof. Ummu Salam Bava, is the Director of the 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 Universi-ty, New Delhi. She was Chairperson of the Centre from July 2009 – July 2011 and also the Di-rector, UGC Europe Area Studies Programme (December 2006 - March 2007). She is also a Guest Faculty at the Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, India. Her expertise on India has brought her and the University recognition as an Associate Fellow of the prestigious Asia Society, New York, USA.
Gender, Conflict and Security: Perspectives from South Asia
Speaker: Dr. Shweta Singh, is Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean of Students, Department of International Relations in South Asian University. She was awarded the Mahbub-Ul-Haq Award by Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka, in 2013. The United States De-partment of State, nominated Shweta for the International Visitor Leadership Program in June 2010. She was also a Visiting Assistant Professor / Fellow, National Centre for Peace and Con-flict Studies, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
International Human Rights Regime: A Point of Celebration or Reflection
Speaker: Professor B.S.Chimni, is an internationally renowned legal scholar. His areas of exper-tise include international law, international trade law and international refugee law. Currently, he is Chairperson of the Centre for International Legal Studies(CILS) at Jawaharlal Nehru Universi-ty, New Delhi. He had a two and a half year stint as Vice Chancellor of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences. He has been a Visiting Professor at the International Center for Comparative Law and Politics, Tokyo University, a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, Visiting Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Public International Law, Heidelberg, and a Visiting Scholar at the Refugee Studies Center, York University, Canada. He served as a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the period from 1996-2000.
Human Rights in Changing Times
Speaker: Prof. Sunil K. Choudhary, is Professor of Political Science, University of Delhi and Di-rector, Developing Countries Research Centre [DCRC]. In 2014, he was conferred with the Pearson Teaching Award in Higher Education [Social Science], Pearson Group and India Didac-tics Association and Global South Award, International Political Science Association.
Transitional Justice, Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and Violence
Speaker: Dr. Siddharth Mallavarapu, is an Associate Professor & Chairperson, Department of International Relations, South Asian University. He was also an Assistant Professor of Interna-tional Politics at the Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
Conflict Resolution and Peace Building in South Asia
Speaker: Prof. Shanta Varma, is professor in the Department of Political Science, Delhi Univer-sity. She was conferred the Australia – India Council Senior Fellowship, by the Government of Australia, from 2009 – 2010. She was a Senior Fellow at Australian National University - Can-berra, University of New South Wales – Sydney, Monash University – Melbourne, University of Queensland – Brisbane, University of South Australia – Adelaide. She was also awarded Shastri Indo-Canadian Fellowship, Norman Patterson School of International Relations, Carleton University, Ottawa.
Non-violence and International relations: Peaceful resolution of Conflicts, justice in the International System
Speaker: Ambassador K.P. Fabian, is an Indian Diplomat who served in the Indian Foreign Ser-vice between 1964 and 2000, during which time he was posted to Madagascar, Austria, Iran, Sri Lanka, Canada, Finland, Qatar and Italy. His multilateral experience includes representing India at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, International Atomic Energy Agency, International Civil Aviation Organization, Food and Agricultural Organization, World Food Pro-gramme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.