Activities:-

04 August 2018, Women, Development & Peace, a conversation with Dr. Swati Parashar, a renowned scholar/activist affiliated with Global Studies Program of Gothenburg University Sweden. Her public engagements focus on women’s experiences promoting the idea of ‘solidarity beyond borders. Social Activist Jagriti Rahi, Anup Shramik, Shruti Nagvanshi and Dr. Lenin Rahuvanshi had participated in the conversation

The centre has published peer reviewed journal “Peaceworks” for promoting interdisciplinary writings on varied issues of Peace building and Development in South Asia. The centre has published its Vol. 6. No. 1 in 2016.

The centre has published peer reviewed journal “Peaceworks” for promoting interdisciplinary writings on varied issues of Peacebuilding and Development in South Asia. The centre has published its Vol. 5. No. 1 in 2015.

The centre has published peer reviewed journal “Peaceworks” for promoting interdisciplinary writings on varied issues of Peacebuilding and Development in South Asia. The centre has published its Vol. 4. No. 1 in 2014.

The centre has published peer reviewed journal “Peaceworks” for promoting interdisciplinary writings on varied issues of Peacebuilding and Development in South Asia. The centre has published its Vol. 3. No. 1 in 2013.

11 August 2017 - Special talk on India's National Security: Issues & Challenges by Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM (Retd.).

26 July 2017 – Lecture on Emerging political trends in the United States: Domestic and Global Implications  delivered by  Prof. V. P. Nanda, John Evans University Professor and Thompson G. Marsh Professor of Law and the Director, The Nanda Center for International & Comparative Law, University of Denver, USA.

2-4 April 2017 - International Conference on Gender Activism and Politics in India and Sweden in collaboration with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Karlstad  University. 

12 October 2016 - A Interactive session with Janel B. Galvanek, Senior Project Manager, Berghof Foundation, Germany on Researching for Peace: Experiences from the field

10 October 2016 - A Workshop on Dialectics in Education by the Dean of Education, Karlstad University, Sweden.

  28 & 29 September 2016 - International Seminar on Food Security Debates in India: Experiences from the Grassroots organised by UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding in collaboration with PRIO, Oslo and IDSA, New Delhi.

  26 August 2016 – A presentation on Japanese way of doing things by Mahesh Gogate, Kyoto University, Kyoto.

8-14 August 2016 - A one week International Workshop on Advanced Training in Peace Building and Mediating Conflict by Luis P. Torner, Lecturer, Human Right and Peace Building College of the University of Closter of Sor Juan, Mexico and Dr. Sweta Singh , South Asian University, New Delhi and Prof. Priyankar Upadhyaya, UNESCO Chair Holder and Coordinator, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

19-20 July 2016 - series of lectures on Conflict Resolution in Contemporary World  by Jermy A Rinker, Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of North Carolina, Greenboro.

14 July 2016 - An interactive session on Corporate Social Responsibility by Chinmay Pattnaik, Senior Lecturer, MIB Director and Programs Coordinator International Business School, University of Sydney.

21 June 2016 - The Director (Honorary) & UNESCO Chair holder Professor Priyankar Upadhyaya participated in UNESCO hosted a path-breaking Consultative Meeting on  the  contribution of the UN system to the promotion of peace. The meeting was attended by heads of 28 United Nations entities (programmes, funds, specialized agencies and bodies), who discussed the advancement of the global peace agenda and took stock of the present situation – and the future of the agenda in the new millennium.

09 May 2016- Dr. Donald Roland, a peace activist and Senior Consultant at United States Institute for Peace New York led an interactive dialogue on Youth’s and Peacebuilding.

19 February 2016- A discussion around the book  titled "Idealizing India: Transformative Visions of Theosophists on Education and Politics" authored by Per-Olof Fjallsby of Karlstad University, Sweden.

05 May 2015- An interactive session with Rev. Victor H. Kazanjian, Jr., Executive Director, United Religions Initiative, USA, on the theme of Interfaith Dialogue.

10 February 2015 – An interactive session with Ulf Mellström, Professor of Gender Studies, Karlstad University, Sweden on “Masculinity Studies” .

21 January 2015 – A training programme organized by CPD for members of NGOs on “Conflict Resolution Perspective from Northern Ireland” led by Dr. John Doyle, Executive Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences & Director, Institute for International Conflict Resolution, Dublin City University, Ireland, Dr. Eileen Connolly, Dublin City University.

01 December 2014-  An Interaction with Dr. Bishwajit Mohapatra, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong on Peace and Conflict in Northeast India.  

22 February 2014 – A discussion organized at Centre for Peace and Development on “Gender, Empowerment and Conflict in India” led by Prof. Ashild Kolas, Research Professor, Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO), Norway.

 

26 April 2013- A discussion was organized on Peace and Conflict in Northeast. The resource person was Mr. Bishwajit Mohapatra from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. Various insurgency issues, causes of unrest in Meghalaya and various peace initiatives by Government and civil society were discussed. He stressed on better communication and quickly resolving the conflicting issues along with social auditing.

 

02 April  2013- A discussion was organized at Centre for on Conflict Handling Mechanism in Glocal Perspective. The resource person was Prof. Ashild Kolas, Research Professor, Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO), Norway. She stated many examples where peacefully the conflicts were managed by using creativity and citizen diplomacy. She said that Norway has taken major steps towards peacebuilding through various international laws and agreements for sustainable peace development.

 

11 March 2013- Prof. Priyankar Upadhyaya, Director Centre for Peace and Development, discussed on the issue of Culture of Governance and Conflict Resolution at Regional and International level. He emphasized the equitable role of local as well as national leaders to participate in the process of peacebuilding. He also stressed on moral development of the society for a prosperous future.

 

26 February 2013- A discussion at the centre Prof. Priyankar Upadhyaya discussed on the topic Communal Peace in Multicultural Banaras. He said that since ancient times, Banaras has enjoyed uninterrupted communal peace. This distinctive feature of Banaras has been the proactive role of religious leaders in nurturing the tradition of inter- community dialogue and practical intervention to preempt the outbreak of communal frenzy during the turbulent times. He also added that the metaphors of composite identity such as Ganga- Jamuni Tahzeeb and Tana – Bana effectively motivated the intrinsic communal peace in the city and created common grounds for Hindus and Muslims to think in a certain way about their common destiny.

 

27 January 2013- A discussion was organised by CPD on Peace Education. Principals from different schools shared their thoughts, ideas and innovative methods practiced in school to bring religious tolerance and acceptance for all religions. Mrs Anita Dey, Principal W. H. Smith Memorial School, Varanasi, shared some interesting experiences and also told various creative methods she applied to bring communal harmony among the students of her school.

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