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Professor Nayani Melegoda

Professor in International Relations

Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Research Specialization and Interests    

Geopolitics of South Asia, Foreign Policy of Sri Lanka, and United Nations Peacekeeping

 

Academic Qualifications

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 1989

M.A. in Archival Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada, 1994

B.A. (Hons) First Class in Modern History, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1984

Advanced Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Uppsala, Sweden, 2001

Certificate in International Humantarian Law (IHL), ICRC Regional Delegation, India and Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad, India, 2007

Certificate in Advanced Seminar on IHL for South Asian Academics, ICRC Regional Delegation India and VM Salgoacar College of Law, Goa University, India, 2010

Fulbright Summer Institute on American Studies, University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, USA 2000

 

Academic Career / University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

  • Professor in International Relations
  • Head of the Department of International Relations
  • Coordinator, Master of Arts in International Relations
  • Member - Editorial Board, Journal of the Contemporary India Studies of the Center for Contemporary India Studies, University of Colombo 2012
  • Senate nominee to the Council of the University of Colombo 2008 - 2011
  • Director of Studies, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo 1999 to 2002
  • Warden, Sujatha Jayawardene Girls Hostel, University of Colombo, 1999 – 2003

 

National and International Appointments

 

  • Member of the Board of Regents, National Council for Advancement of Science, Sri Lanka, (UGC nominee) 2013 to now
  • Country Expert (Sri Lanka), Varieties of Democracy Project, University of Gottenburg, Sweden, January 2015
  • Subject Specialist for Curriculum Development in International Studies, Faculty of Social Science, University of Kelaniya 2013 – 2014
  • Research Scholar, Institute of Peace Science, Hiroshima University (IPSHU), Japan, 2010 to now
  • Board member of the Academic Board for Social Sciences, South Asia University, New Delhi, India from September 2011 - 2013
  • Advisory Board member of the University of Gunpat, Gujarat, India - Journal of Applied Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (GUJARISSH) 2012 – to now
  • Japan Foundation Fellow at the Peace Science Research Center of Hiroshima University, Japan, 2011 – 2012
  • International Research Committee member of the Regional Center for Strategic Studies (RCSS) 2011 - 2013
  • Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of International Development Cooperation (IDEC) University of Hiroshima, Japan, 2009
  • Deputy Coordinator, Improving Relevance and Quality of Undergraduate Education, Ministry of Higher Education and University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka, 2005 - 2006
  • Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, Center for the Study of War and Society, University of Tennessee, Tennessee, USA, 2003 – 2004

 

Special Awards/Fellowships and Scholarships

 

  • Aryabhata International Award for Education, Aryabhata Foundation, Bangalore India, 2014
  • Japan Foundation Fellowship 2011 – 2012
  • Zonta Woman of Achievement for Social Change and Empowerment in Sri Lanka, 2011 India – Sri Lanka Foundation Award, New Delhi, India, July 2004
  • Fulbright – Hays Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of War and Society, University of Tennessee, USA, 2003 – 2004
  • Fulbright Travel Award, 2004 Williams College, Massachusetts, USA
  • Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) Scholarship, University of Uppsala, Sweden, 2001
  • Fulbright Summer Fellowship on American Studies, University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, USA, 2000
  • International Federation of University Women (Geneva) Recognition Award, 1998
  • University Graduate Fellowship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada 1992 –1994
  • Overseas Research Scholarship, Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals (CVCP) United Kingdom 1986 -1989
  • Henry Drummond- Wolff Scholarship, University of Leeds, United Kingdom 1986 – 1989 Tetley – Lupton Scholarship, University of Leeds, United Kingdom 1986 -1989

 

Research Publications: Selected Journal Articles published in English

 

“South Asian Contribution to World Peace: United Nations Peacekeeping” forthcoming in December 2014 issue GUJARISSH: Gunpat University Journal of Applied Research in Social Sciences & Humanities, India.

 

“Sri Lanka and the Commonwealth: How it all Began” Economic Review, Economic Review, Vol. 39, No 1 & 2, April 2013

 

Peacebuilding diplomacy of Japan and hybrid peace governance in Sri Lanka, Journal of the Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC) Hiroshima University, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2013

 

Reconciliation in Sri Lanka: Challenges to Peacebuilding in 2012, Institute of Peace Science Hiroshima University (IPSHU) Japan, English Report Series No. 30, March 2013

 

Peacebuilding Diplomacy: Japan’s contribution to Sri Lanka’s Positive Peacebuilding and Development, Publication of outcomes of the International Symposium 2012: Ensuring National Security through Reconciliation and Sustainable Development, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, 22 & 23 August 2012

 

“The Afghanistan Experience: Statebuilding for Peace from Bonn 2001 to Bonn 2011” Journal of the Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan, July 2012

 

“Afghanistan 10 years on: Statebuilding and Elusive Peace” Institute of Peace Science Hiroshima University (IPSHU) Japan, English Research Report Series, No. 26, March 2012

 

“Women in International Relations” Journal of the Sri Lankan University Women, Inaugural Issue, March 2012

 

“Return to Normalcy: New Directions for Positive Peace in Sri Lanka” Journal of the Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC) Hiroshima University, Vol. 17, No.1, 2011

 

“Peacebuilding in Afghanistan: the Peace Jigra” South Asia Peace Initiatives, Institute of Peace

 

Science, Hiroshima University (IPSHU) Japan, English Report Series, No. 21, 2010

 

“Role of Southern Women in the American Civil War 1861 – 1865” Pakistan Journal of American Studies, Vol. 25 No. 1 & 2, 2007

 

“Nurturing Archival Education in the University of Sri Lanka: A Proposal” SAARC Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 4, No. 1 2001

 

Books in English

 

The Policies of Three Prime Ministers of Ceylon 1948 – 1956 (Colombo, 2000)

An Archival Education Programme for Sri Lanka (Colombo, 1998)

 

Books in Sinhala

සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් ප්‍රකාශනය කරන ලද ග්‍රන්ථ

 

ජොර්ජ් වොෂින්ටන් කොළඹ (2006)

1861-1864 ඇමරිකානු සිවිල් යුද්ධය කොළඹ (2004)

බෙන්ජමින් ෆ්රැන්ක්ලින් සම කර්තෘ අරුනි ශපිරෝ කොළඹ (2004)

 

Selected Journal Articles in Sinhala

 සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් ප්‍රකාශනය කරන ලදතෝරා ගත් සඟරා ලිපි

 

ජනාධිපති චන්ද්‍රිකා බණ්ඩාරනායකගේ විදේශ ප්‍රතිපත්තියමහා වංශය (පලවිමට නියමිත)

ජාත්‍යයන්තර සාමය සඳහා බුදු සමයේ උපයෝගිතාවය“- මිහස- 2011 සැප්තැම්බර් 21

ඇමරිකාවේ කළු ජාතික විමුක්ති සටන 01” - දියත / ලංකාදිප- 2010 මැයි 23

ඇමරිකාවේ කළු ජාතික විමුක්ති සටන 02” - දියත / ලංකාදිප- 2010 මැයි 30

ඇමරිකාවේ කළු ජාතික විමුක්ති සටන 03” - දියත / ලංකාදිප- 2010 ජුනි 06

ඇමරිකාවේ කළු ජාතික විමුක්ති සටන 04” - දියත / ලංකාදිප- 2010 ජුනි 20

යුද්ධයේන් පසු ජපානය ගොඩ ගත් හැටි” - ලංකාදිප - 2010 මැයි 30

ලෝක යුද්ධයෙන් පසු කොරියවේ දියුණුව” - ලංකාදිප - (සංජිවිකා සමරතුංග) 2010 මැයි 16

සිංගප්පුරුව දියුණුවු හැටි” - ලංකාදිප- 2010 අප්‍රියෙල් 25

ඇමරිකානු රජයේ පළමු ජනපති 01” - දියත / ලංකාදිප -   2010 ජනවාරි 23

ඇමරිකානු රජයේ පළමු ජනපති 02” - දියත / ලංකාදිප -   2010 ජනවාරි 31

ඇමරිකානු රජයේ පළමු ජනපති 03” - දියත / ලංකාදිප -   2010 පෙබරවාරි 07

ඇමරිකානු රජයේ පළමු ජනපති 04” - දියත / ලංකාදිප -   2010 පෙබරවාරි 14

ඇමරිකානු රජයේ පළමු ජනපති 05” - දියත / ලංකාදිප -   2010 පෙබරවාරි 21

ඇමරිකානු සිවිල් යුද්ධය 01” - දියත / ලංකාදිප– 2008 අගෝස්තු 10

ඇමරිකානු සිවිල් යුද්ධය 02 “- දියත / ලංකාදිප– 2008 අගෝස්තු 17

ඇමරිකානු සිවිල් යුද්ධය 03 “- දියත / ලංකාදිප– 2008 අගෝස්තු 24

ඇමරිකානු සිවිල් යුද්ධය 04 “- දියත / ලංකාදිප– 2008 අගෝස්තු 31

ඇමරිකානු සිවිල් යුද්ධය 05 “- දියත / ලංකාදිප– 2008 සැප්තැම්බර් 07

ඇමරිකානු සිවිල් යුද්ධය 06 “- දියත / ලංකාදිප– 2008 සැප්තැම්බර් 14

ඇමරිකානු සිවිල් යුද්ධය 07 “- දියත / ලංකාදිප– 2008 සැප්තැම්බර් 21

ඇමරිකානු සිවිල් යුද්ධය 08” - දියත / ලංකාදිප– 2008 ඔක්තොම්බර් 12

ඇමරිකානු සිවිල් යුද්ධය 09” - දියත / ලංකාදිප– 2008 ඔක්තොම්බර් 19

ඇමරිකානු සිවිල් යුද්ධය 10” - දියත / ලංකාදිප– 2008 ඔක්තොම්බර් 26

ඇමරිකානු සිවිල් යුද්ධය 11” - දියත / ලංකාදිප– 2008 නොවැම්බර් 02

ඇමරිකානු සිවිල් යුද්ධය 12” - දියත / ලංකාදිප– 2008 නොවැම්බර් 09

ඇමරිකානු සිවිල් යුද්ධය 13” - දියත / ලංකාදිප– 2008 නොවැම්බර් 16

 

Selected Guest Lectures/ Presentations/Participation at International and National Academic Forums

 

Presented paper on “India – Sri Lanka Relations: An Analysis of India’s development partnership with Sri Lanka since 2009” and chaired session on “India in South Asia” at the International Conference on India’s Foreign Policy Strategies in the 21st century, University of Kerala, India 26 – 28 March 2015.

 

Symposium Chair “First International Conference on Sri Lanka in World Affairs” organized by the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 3 -4, 2014

 

Participant the Strasbourg Conference on International Law & Human Rights

 

"The Role of International Law to Promote Sustainable Development, Youth Empowerment & Women's Rights" at the Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France; April 14th - 16th, 2014)

 

“United Nations Peacekeeping: South Asian Perspectives” chaired session on conference organized by the South Asia University and Federick Ebert Stiftung, March 1st, 2014, South Asia University, India

 

“United Nations Peacekeeping and Sri Lanka: Trends and Prospects” Conference on UN Peacekeeping and South Asia, University of Dhaka, 24 – 25 August 2013, Bangladesh

“Afghanistan: Liberal Peace vs Hybrid Peace Governance” Bandaranaike Center for International Studies, 28 June 2012

 

“Post Colonialism, Nationalization, Liberalization and Authoritarianism: The Conflict in Sri Lanka 1983 - 2009” for Project on Higher Education in Sri Lanka and Malaysia, Osaka University, 6 June 2012

 

“Case Study of Sri Lankan Conflict: Analysis of root causes” Hiroshima Peace Builders Program for Human Resource Development in Asia for Peace-building, Institute of Peace Science, Hiroshima University (IPSHU) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Japan, 3 February 2012

 

“State-building in Afghanistan” Guest lecture, 190th joint seminar of the Institute of Peace Science (IPSHU) and Graduate School of International Development Cooperation (IDEC) University of Hiroshima, Japan, 20 January 2012

 

Presentation on “Application of IHL on Sri Lanka’s cultural properties,” Advanced Training on IHL for South Asian Academics, ICRC, Goa, India, March 28, 2010

 

Guest Lecture series (5) on South Asia Peace issues for Postgraduate students of the Master’s Peace studies Program, Graduate School of International Development Cooperation (IDEC) Hiroshima University, Japan, September 2009

 

“Role of the Southern Women in the American Civil War”10th American Studies Conference, Area Study Center, Quaid- I - Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, October 2007

 

“History of the Administrative Professional:” Keynote address, Seminar on Managing Change in the 21st Century , Annual convention of the Academy of Administrative Professionals, Amaya Lake, Dambulla, Sri Lanka 2007

 

“American Society on the eve of the Civil War 1861 – 1865” 8th American Studies Conference, Area Study Center, Quaid-I - Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, September 2004

 

Co- Panelist on “Sri Lanka’s Civil War,” with CR de Silva/Neil Devotta, Williams College, Massachusetts, USA, April 16, 2004

 

“Establishing American Studies in Sri Lanka,” Conference on American Studies, Chittagong, Bangladesh, January 2003

 

“American Studies in Asia: Problems, Prospects, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism,” Nagarkot, Bhaktapur, Nepal, September 2001

 

“Sustainable peace-building: an application of multi–track diplomacy,” et. al., Advanced Training program in Peace and Conflict Resolution, University of Uppsala, Sweden, 2001

 

“Meiji Restoration and its Legacy,” Oration, Sri Lanka - Japan Friendship Society, 14 March 2001

 

“Rediscovering America: American Studies in the New Millennium” Indo-American Center for American Studies (ASRC) Hyderabad, India, March 2000

 

“Women in Peace-making and Peace-building in Sri Lanka,” War, Peace, Women and Resistance, Juniata College, Baker Institute for Peace, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA 28 September to 3 October 1999