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Lecture “Armed movements, terrorism and the ethics of violence: ten years after Sri Lanka’s defeat of terrorism in a Thirty years war” by Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

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The Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs invites you on April 22 at 6.00 pm to attend an open lecture by Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka on the topic “Armed movements, terrorism and the ethics of violence: ten years after Sri Lanka’s defeat of terrorism in a Thirty years war”.

Abstract: What is terrorism? What are liberation movements? Is it inevitable that “one person’s terrorism is another person’s liberation movement?” Is a universal “ethic of violence” possible? What are the lessons of Sri Lanka’s protracted internal wars and unresolved ethnic issues, in the field of conflict studies, namely conflict resolution, conflict management and conflict transformation?

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka. He has written number of books in his academic career and continuously writes for political columns in newspapers. His publishes include “The Travails of a Democracy, Unfinished War, Protracted Crisis” (1995), “Fidel's Ethics of Violence: The Moral Dimension of the Political Thought of Fidel Castro”. He is a Member of International Panel of Expert Group, Security Index, PiR Center. Former Sri Lanka's Ambassador to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO (2011-2012). Served as the permanent mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations at Geneva from 2007 to 2009. In January 2008 he was also appointed the Coordinator for the Comprehensive Programme of Disarmament of the Conference on Disarmament (CD). Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation since 2018.

The working language is English.

The lecture will be held on Malaya Ordinka St., 17, 1st floor, room 106 (conference room).

Please complete the electronic registration form to confirm your participation.

We kindly ask you to note that guests, who are not HSE students or employees, should take their passports with them to enter the building.