Peacebuilding Asia

National Transitions from Ethnic Conflict and Authoritarianism

Our series of three conferences seeks to promote research and facilitate interdisciplinary discussions on nationally driven peacebuilding processes in conflict-affected South and Southeast Asia. 

Selected Moments at

Sri Lanka

Peacebuilding Asia

a successful conference in Colombo & Jaffna,
Sri Lanka.

The opening workshop of our Strategic Network on Comparative Peacebuilding in Asia was hosted in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on June 30 and July 1, 2017, by the Office of National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR).  

The workshop opened with an address from Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga (Chairperson, Office of National Unity and Reconciliation and HE Former President of Sri Lanka), who spoke about the ongoing importance of peace building in Sri Lanka. 
The workshop then ran panels drawing on the expertise of international and national scholars and policy experts along the themes of: 
– Comparative Peacebuilding in Asia
– Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka
– Institutional Reform in Sri Lanka
– Liberal and Illiberal Peacebuilding in Comparative Perspective
– Ethnic Conflicts and Peace Processes 
– Justice and Reconciliation
Following the two day workshop, a select group of international scholars, joined by policy makers from across Asia, travelled to the Northern Province to explore peace processes on the ground, which provided valuable cross-country and cross-cultural insights into peace building successes and challenges from a grassroots perspective. 

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Transitional Justice and Illiberal Peacebuilding

"We see particular advantages in research of conflict resolution alongside trajectories of post-authoritarian transition"



Indonesia - 2017

PSKP UGM in collaboration with London School of Economics, University of York & Australia National University seeks to explore the dynamics of national & domestic driven modes of peacebuilding in conflict & post conflict-affected areas in Asia.

London - 2018

This event is supported by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Our previous events have also benefited from grants and the generous support from the Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) and the Asia Foundation (TAF).

Comparative Peacebuilding in Asia: liberal and illiberal transitions from ethnic conflict and authoritarianism

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