[NIAS Wednesday Discussion]: “Post Conflict Societies in South Asia: How Peaceful is our Peace?” by Prof. D.Suba Chandran

NIAS Wednesday Discussion Meeting

Topic: “Post Conflict Societies in South Asia: How Peaceful is our Peace?”

Speaker: Prof. D. Suba Chandran
Professor, Int’l Strategic & Security Studies
Programme, NIAS
subachandran@gmail.com

Chairperson: Prof.  Rajaram Nagappa
Visiting Professor, Int’l Strategic & Security
Studies Programme, NIAS
 r.nagappa@gmail.com

Date: 1st June, 2016

Time: 9.30 am

Venue: Lecture Hall, NIAS



Abstract: Many societies in South Asia are considered to be in a post-conflict phase – J&K, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Myanmar in the neighbourhood. But how peaceful they? Is the absence of violence being equated to peace in South Asia? Are our yardsticks to measure “peace” in a post-conflict society faulty?

It appears, there are more “peace processes” in South Asia, than active armed conflicts. However, not many “processes” have reached their logical end. Is there a problem with our “process” in establishing peace? Worse, in certain cases, for example, in J&K, Nepal and Sri Lanka, there are more issues during the post conflict phases than earlier.

To rephrase Clausewitz, is peace process an extension of conflict, by other means?

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All are cordially invited

Date: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016