Conflict and Post Conflict Societies in South Asia: Defining “Peace” (A Poli-so-phical Approach) (An interaction with Dr Meenakshi Sundaram, Prof Narendra Pani and Prof Sangeetha Menon). 23 June 2016, Thursday, 1530 hrs

Date: 
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Conflict and Post Conflict Societies in South Asia

Defining “Peace”

A Poli-so-phical Approach

 

NIAS multi-disciplinary debate through an interaction with

Dr Meenakshi Sundaram, Prof Narendra Pani and Prof Sangeetha Menon

 

23 June 2016, Thursday

NIAS Lecture Hall, 1530 hrs

 

The Institute held two discussions in June 2016 on issues relating to peace in conflict and post conflict societies in South Asia. On 1 June, as a part of its Wednesday discussion, it held a discussion titled “Post Conflict Societies in South Asia: How peaceful is our peace?” and during 9-11 June, the ISSSP organised a decennial review of armed conflicts and peace audit in South Asia.

 

The above discussions at the NIAS, among other issues, have thrown a set of interesting questions relating to the definition of peace in conflict and post conflict societies:

 

• “What” is Peace, in terms of its nature and extent”

• “Whose” Peace it is?

• “Who” defines what peace is? Or who should define?

• While in conflict and post conflict societies, larger theoretical issues of peace have to be looked into, at the same time, certain pragmatic measures will have to be pursued. This raises another important question: Should “peace” be “political” or “philosophical”?

• Or, should peace be “Poli-so-phical” – a combination of political, societal and philosophical?

 

We are organising an interaction with Dr Meenakshi Sundaram, Prof Narendra Pani and Prof Sangeetha Menon on 23 June 2016 at 1530 hrs to analyze issues of peace in conflict and post conflict societies. The issue needs to be addressed through different perspectives cutting across multiple disciplines.

 

Your presence and inputs will greatly enhance the quality of interaction and also analyse the issue from different disciplines.