Three Rethinking Peace Studies seminars will be held in 2014 and 2015. The seminars will each convene 15 participants with diverse academic and geographic backgrounds. The seminars will each revolve around a theme. The themes are interdisciplinary, and are intended to allow seminar participants to approach Peace Studies from a diversity of perspectives. The first seminar will focus on the theme translation, the second memory, and the third dialogue.

Rethinking Peace Studies III: Dialogue

The third and final Rethinking Peace Studies seminar will be held in Kandy, Sri Lanka from November 13-15, 2015. The seminar, which will be held on the lush University of Peradeniya campus, will bring together a diverse group of scholars and practitioners to examine the relationship between dialogue and peace studies.


The following is a list of confirmed participants for Rethinking Peace Studies III: Dialogue.

Jeremiah Alberg, International Christian University
Jean Arasanayagam, Poet
Catherine Cole, University of California, Berkeley
Kanchuka Dharmasiri, University of Peradeniya
Mark Flanigan, Japan ICU Foundation
Paul Hastings, Japan ICU Foundation
Alex Hinton, Rutgers University
Shamala Kumar, University of Peradeniya
Kamala Liyanage, University of Peradeniya
Suketu Mehta, New York University
Nela Navarro, Rutgers University
Oliver Richmond, University of Manchester
Giorgio Shani, International Christian University
Sumathy Sivamohan, University of Peradeniya