SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Borderlands, Brokers and Peacebuilding: War to Peace Transitions Viewed from the Margins


Date: 23 May 2018Time: 2:30 PM

Finishes: 23 May 2018Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: BGLT

Type of Event: Seminar

SOAS and International Alert would like to invite you to the presentation and discussion of comparative findings and policy implications of a two-year collaborative research project on the role of borderland regions in war to peace transitions, that has been carried out in Sri Lanka and Nepal by researchers from the School of Oriental and African Studies (UK), University of Bath (UK), Centre for Poverty Analysis (Sri Lanka), Martin Chautari (Nepal) and International Alert.

The project aims to generate a better understanding of the political and economic dynamics of peace processes with a view to improving state building and peacebuilding interventions in post-war contexts in South Asia and beyond. The presentations and discussion will be followed by a literary comics exhibition, based on the research findings and developed in collaboration with “PositiveNegatives”, an organisation that produces literary comics about contemporary social issues. For more information on the project see: http://www.borderlandsasi and the comics http://borderlandsasia. org/living-on-the-margins

Presentations and discussion: 14:30 – 17:00

Keynote: Harriet Lamb, CEO, International Alert

Findings from the field: Martin Chautari Institute, Nepal and Centre for Poverty Analysis, Sri Lanka)

Comparative findings and policy implications: short insights by Jonathan Goodhand, Oliver Walton & Markus Mayer

Respondents: Zahbia Yousuf (Peacebuilding Editor and Analyst, Conciliation Resources), Sunil Bastian (Independent Researcher) & Steve Ainsworth (Senior Conflict and Stabilisation Advisor, UK Government)

Questions from the audience

Exhibition:  17:15 – 20:00

Please RSVP by 11 May 2018. E-mail Chris Lippert: CLippert@internationa

Organiser: Chris Lippert

Contact email: CLippert@internationa