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Core Activities / Workshops / Symposia

As part of its Research and Development programme, the Centre organizes a number of workshops and symposia for ongoing faculty as well as student training. The issues covered range from specific peace processes, such as Kashmir, to inputs in institutional policies on peace and development, to pedagogical development of peace and conflict studies.

Workshop on Peace Making and Peace- Building in Europe and South Asia, February 26-28, 2009, Dublin City University, Dublin.

A three day international workshop was held at Dublin City University with experts from Europe and South Asia. Dr. Kaushikee and Tanweer Fazal presented papers at this workshop, which discussed issues relating to some critical issues in peace-making including the location of the European Union in the context of other European Security organizations, the impact of counter-terrorism, the conflict in certain areas of South Asia such northeastern India, Jammu and Kashmir, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.

Workshop Chhatisgarh: Development, the Naxalite Movement and Salwa Judum, January 19-20, 2007

The Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, held a two day workshop from 19 to 20 January, 2007, on Chhattisgarh: Development, the Naxalite Movement and Salwa Judum.

Participants included representatives from the Governments of India and Chhattisgarh, Members of Parliament or their appointed representatives, Members of statutory bodies like the Planning Commission and the National Commission for Women, academics, independent writers, lawyers, representatives from UNICEF, international NGOs like Medecins Sans Frontiers, local NGOs from Chhattisgarh like Vanvasi Chetna Ashram and Leaf, as well as members of the Independent Citizens Initiative (ICI), Chhattisgarh PUCL, People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR), Committee against Violence on Women (CAVOW), Human Rights Forum (HRF), members of other political organizations and parties like the Revolutionary Democratic Forum (RDF) and the Congress, as well as a representative of Essar Steel Pvt. Ltd. The Tata Steel Company did not send a representative. Representatives of the villages to be displaced by the Tata and Essar steel plants were unable to come, due to ongoing land acquisition processes, as was Mr. Manish Kunjam, leader of the Adivasi Mahasabha whose area, Sukma, had been affected by the Salwa Judum.

Workshop Manipur: Movements, Conflict & Possible Resolutions, November 17-18, 2006

A workshop on ‘Manipur: Movements, Conflict and Possible Resolution’ was organized by the NMCPCR on November 17-18, 2006. The two-day presentations drew several participants from Manipur and were attended by representatives of the Tangkhul Naga Long, the National Human Rights Commission, the Hericon, the Kuki Innpi, the Hmar Inpui, women’s groups, local village chiefs, social activists and lawyers. The workshop was also attended by senior police persons, politicians and bureaucrats involved in the conflict in Manipur. Radha Binod Koijam, ex-Chief Minister of Manipur, spoke at the workshop.

Symposium Kashmir Peace Process, brainstorming with Diaspora and delegates from Pakistani-dministered Kashmir, May 24, 2006 (Collaboration, International Centre for Peace Studies)

South Asia Regional Expert Meeting Human Rights, Freedom of Expression and Terrorism, April 10-11, 2006
Contributing to the work of the United Nations Working Group on Terrorism, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva  Sponsored by the Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS), Geneva

A two-day meeting of South Asian experts from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Maldives with two independent experts of UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, Mr. Marc Bossuyt (Belgium) and Mr. Ibrahim Salama (Egypt) was held on April 10-11, 2006 in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. The meeting discussed “Human Rights, Freedom of Expression and Terrorism”. Mr. Soli Sorabji was the convenor of the meeting and he also delivered the inaugural lecture.

The meeting was organized by the Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS), Geneva, and co-hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi; the Centre for Refugee Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata; the Delhi Policy Group, New Delhi; the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), New Delhi and the International Centre for Peace Studies (ICPS), New Delhi. Workshop Report, Participants list

South Asia Workshop on Human Rights Education in Schools, December 13-15, 2005 (Collaboration with HURIGHTS OSAKA)

The Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia and HURIGHTS OSAKA jointly organized the three-day "South Asia Workshop on Human Rights Education in Schools" from 13-15 December 2005 in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

The workshop brought together curriculum developers, teachers and educators representing their respective governments and Ministries of education from India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka as well as experts from the Philippines and Japan. Report of the workshop and Participants list

Symposium Peace for Sustainable Development in the SAARC Region, December 14, 2004 (Collaboration with the Foundation of SAARC Writers and Dr. Zakir Husain Institute of Islamic Studies, JMI, to commemorate the SAARC Charter Day)