In 2009, Dr. Darshan Ambalavanar returned to Sri Lanka to serve as Projects Manager at the Church of the American Ceylon Mission (CACM). Working in communities, where infrastructure, education and health services have been severely disrupted, Dr. Ambalavanar will discuss the challenges and complexities of working in communities devastated by decades of war.
The event is being co-sponsored by the Working Group on Peace, Conflict and Education (WGPCE), Visions Global Empowerment and the Gottesman Libraries.
Visions is a US-based non-profit organization, working to change patterns of inequality by supporting educational initiatives for youth
affected by poverty and conflict in Sri Lanka and India. For volunteer and internship opportunities visit our website.
WGPCE was established in 2012 by a group of professors at Teachers College, Columbia University, who are deeply committed to peace and human rights education and education in conflict- and crisis-affected areas. Through programming, research, and international partnerships, we hope to be able to collaborate with scholars, students and practitioners in this field to learn from each other’s initiatives.
Visit the WGPCE website for upcoming events or contact Anushri Alva-