UNESCO Chair for Peace
and Intercultural Understanding
Activities of MCPR
8 - 9 December 2011
A two day international workshop “Multiculturalism in Diverse Societies:
Lessons from India and Australia” led by Mr. Robert Johnson, Chairman,
India-Australia Institute, Prof. K. D. Tripathi, Director, Indira Gandhi
Centre for Arts & Culture, Prof. Amitabh Mattoo, Director of
India-Australia Institute, Moulana Abdul Batin Nomani, Mufti-e-Banaras,
Prof. Kevin Avruch, Henry Hart Rice Professor of Conflict Resolution, George
Mason University, USA, Professor John Webb, Deputy Director, Australia India
Institute, Professor Bruce Singh, University of Melbourne, organized jointly
by Australia- India Institute, University of Melbourne and UNESCO Chair for
5 – 24 December 2011
A three Week International Workshop “Peace and Conflict Resolution:
Intercultural Dimensions” by Fulbright Visiting Professor Kevin Avruch,
Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University,
8 November 2011
To commemorate the UN International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of
Environment in War and Armed Conflict, a one day Workshop “Environment and
Conflict in Today’s World” led by Prof. P. Krishna, Secretary, Krishnamurti
5 April 2011
5 April 2011 – Special Lecture on “Conflict & Governance Issues in
Contemporary Arab World” by Prof. Mohammad Gulrez, Coordinator, Conflict
Resolutions & Peace Studies Program, Aligarh Muslim University
16-17 March 2011
Two day International Workshop “Intercultural Peace: Global Perspectives” by
Prof. Paul Joseph, Director, Peace Studies Program, Tufts University, USA;
Dean Victor H. Kazanjian, Peace and Justice Program, Massachusetts, U.S.A;
Prof R.C. Tripathi, Former Director, G.B. Pant. Social Science Institute,
11 January 2011
Special Lecture on “Gandhi: The Non-Violent Revolutionary”
by Mr. Pascal Alan Nazareth, Former Commissioner and Ambassador to USA,
Managing Trustee, Sarvodaya International Trust, Bangalore.
15 November 2010
One day seminar “Ecology and Violence: Interconnections”
by Dr. Dinoo Mathew, Project Coordinator, Asia-Pacific Program, UN
University for Peace, Costa Rica, Prof. Rajendra Prasad, Head, Dept. of
Defense and Strategic Studies, DDU Gorakhpur University and Prof. Marc Katz,
Karlstad University, Sweden
01 - 24 November 2010
Four week International Training Workshop on “Field
Work and Neighborhood Studies” led by Prof. Marc Katz, Karlstad University,
31 August 2010
Interactive Session with US Ambassador to India Mr. Timothy
J. Roemer on Interreligious streams in Varanasi.
3-5 June 2010
International Seminar “Internal Conflict in Nepal:
Transnational Consequences” organized by Malaviya Centre for Peace Research,
Centre for the Study of Nepal, BHU and Centre for Security Analysis (CSA),
6 April 2010
A one day workshop on “Fieldwork in Sensitive Communities:
Ethical and Methodological Issues” led by Carolyn Marvin, Fulbright Visiting
Scholar, MCPR (University of Pennsylvania, USA).
Two day International Workshop on “Peace building in
21st Century: Gandhian Perspectives” led by Douglas Allen, University of
Maine, USA, New Delhi.
16-17 November 2009
Two day International Workshop on “Peace Education and
Development: International Perspectives” led by Monisha Bajaj, Columbia
University, Edward Brantmeier, Colorado State University.
6 November 2009
One day seminar on Preventing the Exploitation of
Environment in War and Armed Conflict, led by H.E.Piotr Klodkowski, Polish
Ambassador to India and Uttam Kumar Sinha, Fellow, IDSA, New Delhi.
8-13 October 2009
One week International Workshop on “Preventing and
Transforming Societal Conflict” led by John Davies, University of Maryland,
USA (USIEF), New Delhi.
4 April–22 April 2009
Three weeks International Workshop “Media, Terrorism
and Insurgency” led by Prof. Victoria Fontan, UN University for Peace, Costa
2 April 2009
A special lecturer on “African American and the Search for
Gandhi’s Non-violence” by Prof. Sudarshan Kapur,Naropa University, Colorado,
Prof. B.M. Shukla, Former Vice-Chancellor, Gorakhpur University and Prof. R.P. Mishra, Former Vice Chancellor, Allahabad University.
18 March 2009
An International Workshop on “Climate Change and Global
Environmental Politics” led by Prof. Jan Breitling, UN University for Peace,
Costa Rica, Prof. D.P. Singh, Vice Chancellor, BHU and Prof. J.S. Singh,
Emeritus Professor, BHU
16 March-4 April 2009
Three weeks International Workshop on “Environment,
Peace and Sustainable Development” led by Prof. Jan Breitling, UN University
for Peace, Costa Rica.
13 January 2009
A special lecture on “Response of Gandhi on Utilitarian
Philosophy of J.S. Mill” by Deane Curtis, Professor of Philosophy and
Department Chair of Gustavus Adolphus College, USA
19 December 2008
A seminar on “Rashtriya Parivesh me Seva ke Vividh Aayam”
was organized by Maitri Bhawan. MCPR actively participated as a major
collaborator of the Seminar.
18 November 2008
A special lecture on “A new model of inclusive politics
in Uttar Pradesh” by Prof. A.K. Verma, Editor, Shodharthi. (A premier
journal of political affair in the country).
11 November 2008
A special lecture on “Auschwitz and Hiroshima” by Ben-Ami Shillony, Professor emeritus of East-Asian history, Hebrew University,
26th September 2008
A special lecturer on “Psycho-Therapy intervention in
Psychosocial community work for survivors of torture and organized violence
by Ms. Inger Agger, Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Victims of
Torture (RCT), Copenhagen, Denmark
11 September 2008
Director of American Centre, New Delhi, Ms. Diane Brandt
along with three other members of U.S.embassy in Delhi visited MCPR and
interacted with faculty members and students of the centre. They spoke about
the minority group in America and how they have been given importance in the
American electoral system.
11-14 July 2008
Under the Fulbright-Hays Seminar Program a group of 16
American Educators visited MCPR and interacted with the faculty and
researchers of the MCPR to know how international issues can be resolved
through peace and amicable ways.
8 April, 2008
One day national seminar on “Peace building Trajectories in
21st Century” led by Prof. M. Gulrez, Director, Centre for West Asian
Studies, Aligarh Muslim University and Prof. R.N. Swarup, former Head,
Depts. of Defense Studies, University of Madras.
10 March, 2008
A Special Lecturer on “National Identity Myth and National
Security: Indian Experience” by Prof. Srikant Paranjape, Director, Depts. of
Defense and Strategic Studies, University of Pune.
25 February, 2008
A Special Lecture on “Western Representations of P.M.
Nehru and Premier Zhou Enlai at the Bandung conference” by Ms. Sally
Percival Wood, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
13-14 December, 2007
Two days international workshop on “Peace building
through Theatre in the Age of Globalization” key speakers were Prof. Jane Schukoske, Executive Director, United States Education Foundation in India
(USEFI), New Delhi, Prof. Brian Brophy, Visiting Fulbright Scholar, MCPR and
Prof. S. Lele, Rector, B.H.U. It started with an interactive theatre
workshop titled “Sona Maye: Structural Violence and the Politics of Gender
in Rural India” led by Sanjay Ganguly & his Theatre Group, Jana Sanskriti
from West Bengal
3 November, 2007
International workshop on “Religions for Peace and
Harmony” was organized in collaboration with MaitriBhavan, Bhelupur. Key
speakers were Janab Abdul Batin Nomani, Mufti-e-Banaras, Dr. M.D. Thomas,
National Secretary, Commission for Inter Religious Dialogue, Dr. Tashi
Tsering, HOD, Sampradaya Shastra, Central Institute of Higher Tibetan
Studies, Sarnath, and Prof. S. Lele, Rector, BHU. Other participants were
from the Department of Religious Studies, Karlstad University, Sweden.
29 October - 3 November,
Under the academic exchange program, an
academic delegation from the Department of Religious Studies, Karlstad
University, Sweden visited the MCPR and interacted with the students and
faculty. The delegation was led by Prof. Marc Katz and had other members
like Prof. Gerhard Gustafsson, Dr. Per-Olof Fjallsby, Dr. Kirsti Kuusela and
an International Training Workshop on “Field Work and Neighborhood Studies”
was organized for the students of MCPR. The participants of the workshop
visited different parts of Varanasi to collect data and information in order
to study the cultural practices by different sections of society.
18 October, 2007
Workshop on “Voluntary Organizations and Behavior
Changes” by Prof. Dell Smith , Prof. Emeritus from Lewis and Clark College,
Portland , Oregon, USA in collaboration with NIRMAN, a NGO based in Varanasi
and SUNRISE (Research Forum of Sociology Scholars) from BHU.
3 August, 2007
Workshop on “Peace building and Reconciliation: Current
Trends” presented by Prof. Seth Cohen, an eminent trainer and facilitator in
the field of conflict resolution from the University of New Mexico, United
3 April, 2007
One-day seminar on “Structural Violence and Dalit Women in
India”. Key speakers were : Prof. Rajan Hershe, the Vice-Chancellor,
University of Allahabad and Dr. Sushma Yadav, Ambedkar Chair, Indian
Institute of Public administration (IIPA), New Delhi . 26 March, 2007.
26 March, 2007
Workshop on “Democratic Peace and World Order” led by
Frances H Oneal, Director, International Relations Program, and University
of Alabama, USA
16 March, 2007
Workshop on “Nepal and the Recent Conflict: Perspectives
from the US” led by Tracy Jostens, Programmed rector, Global Learning Across
16 March, 2007
Workshop on “Media Representations of Women & War on
Terror” led by Sunera Thobani British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
15 March, 2007
Workshop on “A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Violence in the
United States and India” initiated by Dr. Elisabeth Maring, Visiting
Fulbright Professor, USA.
1 February, 2007
International Workshop on “Religions for Peace: Conflict
Transformation in Multicultural Societies, Victor H.Kazanjian Jr., Dean of
Religious Life and Co-Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at
Wellesley, led the Workshop
12-16 January, 2007
Under the academic exchange programme, a twenty-member
group of faculty and students from the Peace and Justice Program of
Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA visited MCPR and had close academic
interaction with the faculty and students of the MCPR. During this period,
a one-day workshop on “Multicultural Societies- India and the United
States in a Comparative Perspective” was jointly conducted by Prof.
Victor H. Kazanjian Jr., the Visiting Fulbright Professor, MCPR and Dean
of Religious Life and Co-Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program
at Wellesley College and Prof. Priyankar Upadhyaya, Co-ordinator of the
28 November, 2006
A two-day Regional Workshop on “Right to Information &
Media” was organized by the MCPR and the Society for Media & Social
Development, AMIC-India in collaboration with FES-India & UNESCO.
22 - 25 March 2006
Four Day International Training Workshop on "Crafting
Peace through Citizen Diplomacy". John Davies, Co-Director, Partners in
Conflict Project, Centre for International Development and Conflict
Management, University of Maryland, USA was the key instructor of the
4 March 2006
Film Show/Discussion on "Holi Hey: A Festival of Colour, Love
and Life". Prof. Marc Katz, Karlstad University, Sweden and the maker of the
celebrated film initiated the discussion.
3 January 2006
A Discussion on E-Governance & Development: Issues &
Challenges with Praveen Prakash, IAS, Collector, Visakhapatnam; a Pioneer
of e-governance experiment in Andhra Pradesh.
10 December 2005
An Interactive Discussion with MCPR's students and Mr.
Michail H. Anderson, Councilor Minister, Public Affairs Section, Embassy of
United States, New Delhi on Human Rights.
29 November - 2 December
Organized a South Asian Women's Theatre
Festival in collaboration with Women’s Initiative for Peace in South Asia
(WIPSA), New Delhi. The group from five South Asian countries Bangladesh,
Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and India have performed on this occasion.
3rd June 2005
An Interactive Session with Maj . Shawn Walters, United
Nations Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, USA on Geopolitical Realities
and Conflict in Central Asia.
24 March 2005
Interactive Session with US Ambassador to India Mr. David Mulford on Current Trends in American Foreign Policy towards India.
2 March 2005
Film Show/Discussion on Peace Building in Multicultural
Society: Muharram in Banaras. Prof. Marc Katz, Karlstad University, Sweden
and the maker of the celebrated film Banaras Muharram & the Coals of Karbala
initiated the discussion.
13 December 2004
Special Lecture on Chemical & Biological Weapons
Disarmament by Prof. Marie I. Chevrier, Fulbright Visiting Professor.
2 October 2004
MCPR Commemorated Gandhi Jayanti, with an eminent Social
activist Dr. Bhanu Shankar Mehta who recalled Gandhi's vision and practical
activities in his lecture entitled Remembering Gandhi: Manav se Mahamanav.
26th August 2004
Conference on Religion & Conflict Resolution. Key Speaker
was Prof. Hillel Levine, Founder & President of the International Institute
for Mediation & Historical Conciliation (IIMHC), Massachusetts.
27th July 2004-
An interactive discussion on US and Global Security
Challenges. Key speaker was Mr. Robert O. Blake, Charge’ d’Affaires & Acting
Ambassador U.S. Embassy.
20 March 2004
National Workshop on "Role of NGOs and Civil Society in
Democratic Regimes". Key participants included Prof. B N Juyal of Gandhi
Vidya Sansthan; Prof. M Muzzamil of Lucknow University; Dr. Pooja Juyal, IT
19 March 2004
National Workshop on "Religion, Conflict and Development".
Key participants were Dr. Pooja Juyal, IT College, Lucknow; Prof. Mohd.
Muzzamil; Dr. Arvind Singh; Prof. R N Pandey of Lucknow University; Ms. Nuzhat Farman; Sister Justina; Prof. Surendra Singh, Vice Chancellor, M G
Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi; Prof. S K Srivastava.
18 March 2004
National Workshop on "Gender and Peace". Key participants
included Ms. Meera Khanna, Founder Trustee, Women’s Initiative for Peace in
South Asia, New Delhi; Prof. R. R. Pandey, Vice-Chancellor, Gorakhpur
University; Prof. B. M.Shukla, Former Vice-Chancellor, Gorakhpur University;
Shri Ajit Singh, Director, Guria; Dr. A P S Chauhan, of Jiwaji University,
29 January 2004
on "Islam: Stress on Tolerance – Positive Acceptance of Others". Key speaker
was Dr. OmarKhalidi, Staff Member of Aga Khan Program for Islamic
Architecture, MIT Department of Architecture, USA.
16 January 2004
An Interactive Discussion on Conscience, Justice &
Non-Violence with Prof. M. J. Lunine, Professor of Humanities and Global
Peace Studies, San Francisco State University, USA.
9th & 10th December 2003
National Workshop on "Refugee & Forced Migration
in South Asia" participated by 21 scholars of South Asian Countries
including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indian & one from Australia.
15 November 2003
MCPR commemorated "International Day for Tolerance", 16
Nov. by organizing a discussion on”Culture of Peace & Tolerance” with Prof. Ranabir Samaddar, Director, South Asian Forum for Human Rights, Kathmandu &
Paula Banerjee, University of Kolkata.
7th & 8th October 2003
National Seminar on India – China Relations:
Contemporary Scenario and Future Prospects, in collaboration with Department
of Foreign Languages, B.H.U. & Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian
27th August to 29th
National Workshop on Democracy,
Development & Conflict Management in South Asia. Participants were Professor Surendra Singh, Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth; Prof. M.P.
Lama, South Asian Studies Division, School of International Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Dr. K. Santhanam, Director,
Institute of Defence and Strategic Analysis (IDSA), New Delhi. more... This
Workshop was a part of the project "Democracy & Human Development: South
24 July 2003
Seminar on Radical Islam in South-east Asia and Conflict
Resolution in ASEAN, Prof. Baladas Ghoshal, Professor, International
Relations and Management, University of Malaysia was the key speaker.
21 March 2003
Interactive Session on War on Iraq & Future World Map
participated by academics and peace activists.
3-10 January 2003
International Workshop on Gandhi & Global Perspectives
on Peace & Social Justice participants included Craig Murphy, Secretary
General of Academic Council of the United Nations, Marissa Vansaanen,
Oxford, Victor Kazanjian, Director, Peace Studies, Wellesley.
15 November 2002
International Seminar on Terrorism & Culture of Peace.
Prof. Charles F. Doran, Professor of International Relations, Director of
the International Relations Program and Director of the Canter of Canadian
Studies (within the new Western Hemisphere Program), Paul H. Nitze School of
Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington,
D.C. was the Chief Speaker.
24 October 2002
Panel Discussion on "1962 India-China War & Nehru's U-turn
on Kashmir". Speakers were Mr. M. V. Rappai, Dr.Swaran Singh, Col. Gautam &
Dr. Priyankar Upadhyaya.
6 August 2002 (Hiroshima
A Poster & Essay Competition on the theme
“Children for Peace” participated by seventeen school children of Varanasi
and a presentation by Prof. P. Ramachandra Rao, Vice Chancellor, Banaras
Hindu University on Anatomy of Nuclear Weapons & Imperatives of Peace.
25-26 February 2002
Media and Conflict Resolution, an international
workshop in collaboration with IEE Student's Chapter, Institute of
Technology, BHU, Susan Koscis, Vice President of Arts & Culture, Search for
Common Ground, USA was the key speaker. The workshop centered around two a
ward winning Films "Just a Little Red Dot" & "Long Night's Journey into Day:
South Africa's Search for Truth and Reconciliation"
22 January 2002
Dispute Resolution in Ajodhya: Possible Ways in
collaboration with Rastriya Yuva Sangathan, Verdha, and Gujarat. The Speaker
was Kumar Prasant, Representative, and Rastriya Yuva Sangathan.
21 January 2002
India & Latin America: throughout the Centuries key
speaker was Dr. Om Gupta, Director, Latin American and Caribbean Studies of
21 December 2001
Interactive Discussion with Dr. Kamal Taori, Secretary to
Government of India, Inter-state Council Secretariat, Ministry of Home
Affairs, New Delhi on Peace & Sustainable Development.
12 December 2001
Workshop on "Strategies to Combat Trafficking of Women &
Children: Civil Society Response" organized, in collaboration with Centre
for Women's Studies & Development. Ms. Pamela Shifman, Associate Director,
"Equality Now" (USA) was the Chief Speaker.
6 to 12 August 2001
Workshop on "Children for Peace" to Commemorate the
nuclear holocaust victims in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in collaboration with
Nomura Trust for Lifelong Integrated Education, Japan. Key Participants
were Mrs. N.Simhadri, Executive Trustee, Nomura Trust for Lifelong
Integrated Education; Prof. P. Krishna, Director, J. Krishnamurthy
Foundation, Rajghat, Varanasi (Chief Guest); Shri D.C Pandey "Nazar Kanpuri",
Indian Police Service ( Guest of Honor); Prof. A.P. Singh, Dean, Faculty of
20 July 2001
Panel Discussion on Peace Imperatives in South Asia: Agra
Summit and Beyond. Key Participant was Jonathan Sinclair, First Secretary,
United Kingdom High Commission in Delhi
1 May 2001
Workshop on Environmental Conflicts: A Global Concern. An
Interactive Session with Professor William Lockhart, University of Utah,
16 April 2001
Interactive workshop on Indo- US Relations : Common
Concerns; Key Participants were James J. Callahan, Minister Counselor for
Public Affairs, American Embassy, New Delhi. Mr. Samuel Kidder, Commercial Counsellor, US Embassy, Mr. Robert Scheridf, Cultural Counselor, US Embassy,
Mr. Ashok Kapur, Chairman, Indo- American Chamber of Commerce.
21 March 2001
Special Lecture on Taliban’s: Politics of Intransigence by
Prof. Asghar Ali Engineer, Director, Centre for Study of Society and
22 February 2001
National Workshop on Women & Peace: Intercultural
Dimensions in Collaboration with the British Council & Centre for Women
Studies & Development, Banaras Hindu University. Prof. Roop Rekha Varma,
Former Vice- Chancellor & Director, Centre for Women's Studies &
Development, Lucknow University was the Keynote Speaker.
13-17 January 2001
Workshop on Conflict & Harmony: Inter-Cultural &
Inter-Religious Perspectives in South Asia in collaboration with Wellesley
College, USA. Key Participants were Arun Gandhi, Director, Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi Institute of Non-Violence, USA (Keynote); Victor H.
Kazanjian Jr., Dean of Religious Life and Co-Director of the Peace and
Justice Studies Program at Wellesley.
11-12 December 2000
National Seminar on Human Rights and Peace Building in
South Asia inaugurated by Mrs. Vijay Daksh, Member, National Commission for
Women. Other participants were Ranabir Samaddar, Director, South Asia Forum
for Human Rights, Kathmandu; Prof. Amitabh Mattoo, Chairperson, School of
International Studies, JNU; Prof. Paula Bannerjee, Calcutta University.
4 December 2000
Special lecture on Nuclear Risk Reduction and
Stabilization: Lesson for South Asia by MichaelKrepon, President Emeritus,
Henry L. Stimson Centre, and USA.
23 November 2000
Ms. Sumbul Rizvi - Khan, Associate Protection Officer,
Visitor, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, visited the Malaviya
Centre for Peace Research and held an interactive session with researcher
9 November, 2000
International Workshop on "Community Approaches to
Conflict Resolution" Prof. R.R. Singh, Director, Tata Institute of Social
Sciences and Dr. Clem McCartney, International Consultant on Conflict
Resolution, Northern Ireland were the key speakers.
15 September, 2000
A meeting of NGO's of Varanasi region, working in the
field of Human Rights was held at MCPR, to discuss violation of Human Rights
in the field of child rights.
6 August, 2000
National Colloquium on Towards Peace in the New Millennium
to commemorate Hiroshima Day. Prof. Ramji Singh (ex MP) delivered the
21-27 January 2000
Collaborating for Peace though Internet, A training
workshop conducted at the Malaviya Centre for Peace Research was conducted
by Ms Johanne, a web designer from CERAS (South Asia Research and Resource
Centre) at Montreal.
14-19 January 2000
A Collaborative Workshop with Peace and Justice Program
of Wellesley College, Massachusetts, U.S.A. on Imperatives of Asia. Victor
H. Kanzanjian Jr., Dean of Religious Life and Co-Director of the Peace and
Justice Studies Program at Wellesley and Sally Merry, Professor of
Anthropology and Co-Director of the Peace and Justice Program at Wellesley
accompanied a group of 11 graduate students to Varanasi (First Time) for an
interactive dialogue with students and faculty at MCPR.
23-24 December 1999
International Seminar on Nuclearisation of South Asia
and Human Security Concerns. Key Speakers were Prof. S.D. Muni (Former
Indian Ambassador to Laos), Mr. Bishnu Hari Nepal (Former Nepali Ambassador
22 December 1999
Lecture Series on Gandhian Perspectives on Peace by Prof.
M.J. Lunine, Professor of Humanities and Global Peace Studies, San Francisco
17-18 December, 1999
National Symposium on JAY-JAGAT Peace Ideas of
M.K.Gandhi, Jaiprakash Narain and Vinoba Bhave. Key Participants were more
than 25 peace activists including His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Nirmala
Deshpande, Chairperson, Association of Peoples of Asia; Sunderlal Bahuguna,
eminent environmentalist and social worker; Aacharya Ramamurthy, Professor
Ramji Singh, Dr. Priyankar Upadhyaya, Prof. A. S. Upadhyaya, Dean, faculty
of Social Sciences, BHU, Shri Sarad Kr.Sadhak, Shri Krishanaraj Mehta, Prof.
S. Rinpoche, Dr. Ranjan Kumar Sharma Dr. Ashutosh Misra, Executive Officer,
United Nations University Leadership Academy, Jordan, Faculty members of
Social Sciences, BHU; NGO and social workers from Varanasi and several
prominent Gandhian activists.
Interactive Dialogue on Anatomy of Communal Violence in
South Asia: A View from North America. Key Participants were Firoz Mehdi,
Director, CERAS (South Asian Research and Resource Centre), Montreal, Canada
14 October 1999
Workshop on Rag - pickers in Varanasi: Child Rights Vs
Identity Crisis in collaboration with Dr. Shambhu nath Singh Research
Foundation, Varanasi. Key Participants were Dr. (Mrs.) Roli Singh & Shri
Rajiv Singh from Dr. Shanbhunath Singh Research Foundation; Prof. Anjoo S.
Upadhyaya, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences & Dr. Lenin from PVHCR.
Symposium on Peace Prospects in South Asia: Gandhian
Perspectives. The Key Speaker was Prof. Venu DharPradhan, eminent Gandhian.
4 March 1998
Indo-British Seminar on Human Rights: A Concern for Prison
Reforms. Key Speaker was Dr. Vivien Stern, senior research fellow,
International Centre for Prison Studies, King College, London
International seminar on Ethnic Conflict: Lessons from Sri
Lanka. The Key Speaker was Dr. Clem Mc Cartney, eminent Conflict Resolution
expert from Northern Ireland.
10 February 1998
National Colloquium on Inter-Religious Harmony in India.
The Key Speaker was Prof. Asghar Ali Engineer, Director, and Centre for
Study of Society and secularism.
International Seminar on Fifty Years of Asia: Conflict and
Peace? Key Speakers were Dr. Peter Wallenstein, Dag Hammarskjold Professor
at Department of Peace and Conflict Research (DPCR) at Uppsala University