Malaviya Centre for Peace Research
UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding
Banaras Hindu University
Activities of MCPR
The MCPR has been constantly expanding its network and reach through Seminars,
Dialogues and Problem-Solving Workshop involving activities and resource persons
from across the world.
11 August 2017
Special talk on India's National Security: Issues & Challenges by Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM (Retd.).
26 July 2017
Lecture on Emerging political trends in the United States: Domestic and Global Implications delivered by Prof. V. P. Nanda, John Evans University Professor and Thompson G. Marsh Professor of Law and the Director, The Nanda Center for International & Comparative Law, University of Denver, USA.
2-4 April 2017
International Conference on Gender Activism and Politics in India and Sweden in collaboration with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Karlstad University.
23 January 2017
One day Seminar cum panel discussion on ‘Emerging trends of India’s foreign policy’
9 December 2016
Seven members of European Union have visited UNESCO chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding in Malaviya Centre for Peace Research to be acquainted with inter- cultural relations and community relations in Varanasi.
12 October 2016
A Interactive session with Janel B. Galvanek, Senior Project Manager, Berghof Foundation, Germany on Researching for Peace: Experiences from the field
10 October 2016
A Workshop on Dialectics in Education by the Dean of Education, Karlstad University, Sweden.
28 & 29 September 2016
International Seminar on Food Security Debates in India: Experiences from the Grassroots organised by UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding in collaboration with PRIO, Oslo and IDSA, New Delhi.
26 August 2016
A presentation on Japanese way of doing things by Mahesh Gogate, Kyoto University, Kyoto.
8-14 August 2016
A one week International Workshop on Advanced Training in Peace Building and Mediating Conflict by Luis P. Torner, Lecturer, Human Right and Peace Building College of the University of Closter of Sor Juan, Mexico and Dr. Sweta Singh , South Asian University, New Delhi and Prof. Priyankar Upadhyaya, UNESCO Chair Holder and Coordinator, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
19-20 July 2016
A series of lectures on Conflict Resolution in Contemporary World by Jermy A Rinker, Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of North Carolina, Greenboro.
14 July 2016
An interactive session on Corporate Social Responsibility by Chinmay Pattnaik, Senior Lecturer, MIB Director and Programs Coordinator International Business School, University of Sydney.
21 June 2016
The Coordinator & UNESCO Chair holder Professor Priyankar Upadhyaya participated in UNESCO hosted a path-breaking Consultative Meeting on the contribution of the UN system to the promotion of peace. The meeting was attended by heads of 28 United Nations entities (programmes, funds, specialized agencies and bodies), who discussed the advancement of the global peace agenda and took stock of the present situation – and the future of the agenda in the new millennium.
19 March 2016
Screening of a Film, Well founded Fear by Ms Shari Robertson and Mr. Michael Camerini followed by discussion on Democracy and Immigration in our Times
19 February 2016
A book titled ‘Idealizing India’ authored by Prof Per-Olof Fjallsby of Karlstad University was formally released by Prof GC Tripathi, Vice Chancellor, Banaras Hindu University at Malaviya Center for Peace Research, UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding, in the presence of Prof. P. Krishna, Trustee, Krishnamurti Foundation India, and various dignitaries of the University, followed by a discussion on "Idealizing India: Theosophists Contribution."
19 & 20 December 2015
Banaras Hindu University organized an International Summit on Peace & Harmony during December 19-20, 2015 in collaboration with Manav Ekta Mission, National Foundation for Communal Harmony and UNESCO Chair for Peace, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, BHU
7 November 2015
A Special lectures led by Prof. Annika Malmsten Saltin, Karlstad University on ‘Conflict Negotiations in Intercultural Communications’.
2 November 2015
A special lecture on “Climate change Policy & Practice; The Swedish experiences”. The discourse in the form of a presentation was given by Prof Mikael Granberg, Director, Centre for climate and safety, Karlstad University, Sweden
May 4-17, 2015-
A two week workshop “Researching for Peace: Approaches and Methods: Capacity Building Program for Social Science faculty members”
20 April 2015
A one day seminar on “Building Sustainable Peace in South Asia: Challenges and Opportunities” led by Prof. Bhaskar Mazumdar, GB Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad.
10 February 2015
A special lecture on “Masculinity Studies: An Introduction and Overview” by Professor Ulf Mellström Professor of Gender Studies, Karlstad University, Sweden.
21 January 2015
A one day seminar on “Conflict Resolution Perspective from Northern Ireland” led by Dr. John Doyle, Executive Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences & Director, Institute for International Conflict Resolution, Dublin City University, Ireland, Dr. Eileen Connolly, Dublin City University, Ireland, Dr. Satyabrat Sinha, Presidency University, Kolkata.
26 December 2014
An interactive session with Ms. Kathleen Stephens, the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in India and students and researchers at the Malaviya Centre for Peace Research.
4 December 2014
A one day seminar on Ganga River and Its Management with a delegation of 65 students and faculty members from Singapore National University led by Prof. M. Joshi, BHU, Father Chandrakant, Maitri Bhawan, Vrinda Dar, Kautilya Society etc.
29-30 November 2014
A two day International Seminar “Celebrating Multiple identities in India” led by Dr. Karan Singh, Hon’ble Chancellor, BHU, Prof. G.C. Tripathi, Vice Chancellor, BHU, Jason Miklian, Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Rajan Harshe, Former VC, Allahabad University, M. Satish Kumar, Director, Queen's Academy India, Queen's University, UK, M.D. Thomas, Former Director, National Commission for Interreligious Dialogue, Rajiv Nayan, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, J. S. Rajput, Former Director, NCERT, New Delhi, Ambassador Ashok Sajjanhar, Secretary, National Foundation for Communal Harmony, New Delhi, Kavita Sharma, President, South Asian University, New Delhi, Prof. Rekha Chowdhary, University of Jammu, Kavita Sharma, President, South Asian University, New Delhi, Moe Chiba, Section Chief for Cultural Affairs, UNESCO, A.K. Merchant, General Secretary, Temple of Understanding (India Chapter), Uttam K. Sinha, Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi, Former Director, Shah-I-Hamadan Institute of Islamic Studies, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Kokila Kalekar, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, A.K. Merchant, General Secretary, Temple of Understanding (India Chapter)
3 November 2014
A special lecture on “Development of Women’s Personal Writings in Northern Europe” by Jessica Eriksson, Head, Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies, Karlstad University, Sweden.
5 March 2014
One day self development workshop on “Peace in - Peace out” organized by Peace Revolution (www.peacerevolution.net) and Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, Faculty of Social Sciences, BHU.
4 February 2014
An Interaction on the issues of “The Challenges that a city like Varanasi faces” led by Jason Miklian and Kristian Hoelscher, Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) and Observer Research Foundation Team, New Delhi organized by UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, FSS, BHU.
10-23 January 2014
A two week “Capacity Building Programme for Social Science Faculty” led by Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director General, IDSA, New Delhi and Prof. R.R. Jha, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, BHU sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi organized by UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, FSS, BHU.
19 December 2013
One day seminar on “Interrogating Peace in Meghalaya” led by Dr. Bishwajit Mohapatra, Associate Professor, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong organized by UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, FSS, BHU.
12 September 2013
A special lecture on “America’s Evolving Policy in Asia: From Syria to North Korea” led by Mr. Donald Kirk, A world renowned journalist, Washington DC and Fulbright Nehru Senior Scholar, USA organized by UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, FSS, BHU.
4 May 2013
Workshop on “Teaching Inter-religious Peace in Indian School : Norms, Practices and Prospects” led by Mr. Kabir Shaikh, Director, MG Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, New Delhi, Ms. Sandhya Gupta, Tony Blair Faith Foundation, Dr. John Dayal , Secretary-General of the All India Christian Council, Dr. Jeremy Rinker, Fulbright Nehru Scholar, USA, Dr. Kaushikee, Assistant Professor, Jamia Millia Islamia, Mr. Amitabh Mohan, Director, Human Learning System, Kolkata, Ms. Sadhna Bedi, Principal, City Montessori School, Lucknow, Maulana Mustafa, Principal, Madarsa Nur, Lucknow, Dr. Priti Nimarshini, Principal, Panini Kanya Vidhyalaya, Varanasi, Mrs. Madhavi Dhir, Principal, Guru Nanak Khalsa Girl’s Inter College, Varanasi, Dr. Shyamjeet Pandey, Manager, Adarsh Shankar Sanskrit Uchhatar Vidyalaya, Marvi, Varanasi, organized by UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, FSS, BHU in collaboration with Tony Blair Faith Foundation & W.H. Smith Memorial School, Varanasi.
1-2 April 2013
An International Workshop “Conflict Resolution Strategies in Global Perspective” led by Prof. Ashild Kolas, Research Professor, Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO), Norway; Dr. Jeremy A. Rinker, Senior Fulbright Scholar at MCPR, Guilford College, USA and Prof. Mohammad Gulrez, Coordinator, Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies Program, Aligarh Muslim University organized by UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, BHU in collaboration with United States-India Educational Foundation, New Delhi.
13-22 March 2013
An ICSSR, New Delhi sponsored ten days Training Workshop for SC/ST on “Research Methodology in Social Sciences” led by Prof. Samir Kumar Das, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, University of North Bengal organized by UNESCO Chair for Peace, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, BHU.
14-27 December 2012
An International Workshop “Non-violent Approaches to Peace” [David Thoreau, Leo Tolstoy, Albert Schweitzer, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr.] led by Prof. Predrag Cicovacki, Fulbright Visiting Professor at MCPR, College of Holy Cross Worcester, USA and Prof. Bidyut Chakrabarty, Former Director, Gandhi Centre, University of Delhi and Prof. P. Krishna, Secretary, Krishnamurti Foundation, Rajghat and many others.
20-21 September 2012
A two day “All India American Studies Workshop”. Led by Mr. David Mees, Cultural Attache, American Embassy, New Delhi, Dr. Shirley Teresa Wajda, eminent American Historian and Prof. Predrag Civovacki, Senior Fulbright Professor at MCPR in collaboration with Cultural Affairs Section, American Embassy, New Delhi and UNESCO Chair for Peace, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, BHU.
23 March 2012
“Dr. Dilli Raman Regmi Young Scholar Award” for Best Research Paper organized by Dr. Dilli Raman Regmi Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal & Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, BHU.
18-19 March 2012
A two day International Workshop “The Role of Governance in the Resolution of Socioeconomic and Political Conflict in India and Europe” led by Angela Liberatore, Director General Research, European Commission; Peter R. De Souza, Director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study; J. Peter Burgess, Peace Research Institute, Oslo; Oliver Richmond, Director, CPCS; Ranabir Samaddar, MCRG Calcutta; Samir K. Das, University of Calcutta; Jagdeep Chhokar, Association for Democratic Reforms; Amit Prakash, JNU; George Mathew, Institute of Social Science; Rajesh Tandon, Society for Participatory Research in South Asia; Navnita Behera, University of Delhi; Chetan Bhatt, Director, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, The London School of Economics and Political Science organized by UNESCO Chair for Peace, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research.
11 January 2012
An International Symposium “Intercultural Perspectives from Scandinavia” led by Prof. Per Bäckström, Karlstad University, Sweden, Prof. Maria Jansdotter Samuelsson, Karlstad University, Sweden, Prof. Eva Zetterman, Karlstad University, Sweden, Prof. Anjan Chakravarty, Dean, Faculty of Visual Arts organized by UNESCO Chair for Peace, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research in collaboration with Karlstad University, Sweden.
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