Panel Discussions

Meeting of Changing Minds: Nominations and Votes for Women

Final Sharing Meeting of Changing Minds: Nominations and Votes for Women: Hon. M Sumanthiran, TNA MP calls for a campaign to increase representation of women 22nd June 2012, Cinnamon Grand A meeting to share the experiences and findings of the Changing Minds: Nominations and Votes for Women programme implemented by the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) in ...

History: From an Ideological Battlefield to an Oasis of Ethnic Reconciliation

by Prof. Desmond Mallikarachi, Prof. Gamini Keerawella and Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri Date: Monday, 28th May 2012 at 5:00pm Location: University of Peradeniya ...

Reflections on the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission

by Dinesha Samararatne and Dayani Panagoda Date: Thursday, 3rd November, 2011 – 5:30 – 7:00pm Location: ICES Board Room ...

Religion, Homosexuality and Homophobia

Religion, Homosexuality and Homophobia together on any given day makes for a sensitive and controversial issue. It was this issue that was addressed at a discussion at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) on Thursday 19 May 2011. The discussion was attended by Dr. Lenagala Siriniwasa Thera, Rev. Sydney Knight and N.M. Reyaz who ...

Future Security & Implications of the PTA/ERs in Post-War Sri Lanka

On 09th March 2010, The International Center for Ethnic Studies held a roundtable discussion on the Future Security & Implications of the PTA/ERs in Post-War Sri Lanka. The roundtable was led by Dr. Rohan Gunaratna (Head, The International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore), Shanaka Jayasekara, (Associate ...

Democracy and Nationalism

“Democracy and Nationalism” Key speakers: Prof Shantha K Hennayake, Department of Geography, University of Peradeniya and Dr Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri, Department of History, University of Colombo. Chaired by Dr Amarakeerthi Liyanage, Department of Sinhala, University of Peradeniya. 25 November 2009. ...

Theory and Practice of Democracy

“Theory and Practice of Democracy”. Key speakers: Prof Arjuna Parakrama, Department of English, University of Peradeniya and Prof. Sumanasiri Liyanage, Department of Economics, University of Peradeniya. Chaired by Dr. Nishan de Mel, Executive Director, ICES, 20 October 2009. ...

The Sri Lanka Conference on Peace and Development

23 – 25 August 2009, International Conference: “The Sri Lanka Conference on Peace and Development”, Organized jointly with the University of Peradeniya, the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg and the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University with financial support from Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET). ...

Group Discussion

4 August 2009, Group Discussion involving four US scholars, Mr Dov Wilker (American Jewish Committee), Ms Meg Heubeck (Center for Politics, University of Virginia), Carmiel Arbit, Daman Irby – who visited Sri Lanka on a Professional Exchange Program of the American Embassy – and a selected group of Sri Lankans that included clergy, academics, undergraduates, ...
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