Malaviya Centre for Peace Research
The ancient city of Varanasi has traditionally been a site of intercultural and interreligious dialogue and discourses peace. Continuing this tradition, the Banaras Hindu University has taken the lead in institutionalizing an interdisciplinary centre of peace research and conflict resolution. Deriving its name from the illustrious founder of the university, the Malaviya Centre for Peace Research (MCPR) was launched in 1998 under the VIII UGC Plan as the first centre of its kind in the Indian University system
Since its inception, the MCPR has established itself globally as a hub of scholarly and practical activities concerning varied dimensions of conflict analysis and sustainable peace. The granting of UNESCO Chair for Peace has been worthy recognition of the continuing peace work.
UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural
UNESCO Chair for Peace and
Intercultural Understanding has been formally established in December
2010 at the Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, Banaras Hindu
University with the following mandate.
International Conference on Gender Activism and Politics in India and Sweden to be held from 2nd to 4th April 2017 at the Malaviya Centre for Peace Research and the UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding, Banaras Hindu University, in collaboration with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Karlstad University, as part of a series of conferences to be held in Sweden and India.
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