South Asian University xFES

Regional Conference

UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING: SOUTH ASIAN PERSPECTIVES

Venue:

South Asian University, Mezzanine Floor, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

Date:

March 1, 2014


Session I

10.00 am – 11.00 am: Plenary panel on ‘Peacekeeping Research: Value of South Asian Perspectives’

Welcome Note: Dr. Siddharth Mallavarapu, South Asian University, New Delhi

Chair: Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Dipankar Banerjee, Mentor, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi

Speakers

Lieutenant General (Retd.) Satish Nambiar, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi (First Force Commander and Head of Mission of UNPROFOR, 1992- 1993)

Dr. Rebecca Tavares, UN Women’s Representative for India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka, New Delhi

Lieutenant General (Retd.) Randhir Kumar Mehta, Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors, Peace Operations Training Institute (Former Military Adviser in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations)

11.00 am – 11.30 am: Tea


Session II

11.30 am – 1.00 pm: Panel on ‘United Nations Peacekeeping: Contemporary Concerns’

Chair: Professor Nayani Melegoda, University of Colombo, Colombo


Speakers

Professor Bishnu Pathak, Peace and Conflict Studies Center, Kathmandu

Ms. Sujata Sarkar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Professor Abul Kalam Azad, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka

Dr. Soumita Basu and Mr. Omar Sadr, South Asian University, New Delhi

1.00 – 2.00 pm: Lunch

Session III

2.00 – 3.30 pm: Panel on ‘South Asian Peacekeeping: Reflections on the Region’

Chair: Major General (Retd.) Ashok Mehta, Independent Analyst, New Delhi


Speakers

Mr. Niloy Ranjan Biswas and Dr. Rashed Uz Zaman, University of Dhaka, Dhaka

Dr. Arshi Saleem Hashmi, National Defence University, Islamabad

Mr. Marek W. Rutkowski, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Professor Tughral Yamin, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad

3.30 pm – 4.00 pm: Tea