Activities (Past 4 years)

  • 29-30 November 2014 - International Seminar on "Celebrating Multiple Identities in India". This workshop has been conceived and led by Hon'ble Chancellor Karan Singh, Banaras Hindu University and the Chief Patron of the UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding, Jason Miklian, Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Rajen Harshe, Former Vice Chancellor, Allahabad University, Anindita Balslev, Professor of Philosophy, Danish University, M. Satish Kumar, Director, Queen's Academy India, Queen's University UK, M.D. Thomas, Former Director, National Commission for Interreligious Dialogue, 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, Moe Chiba, Section Chief for Cultural Affairs, UNESCO, A.K. Merchant, General Secretary, Temple of Understanding (India Chapter), Anirban Ganguly, Director, Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation, New Delhi. Organized by UNESCO Chair for Peace, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research in collaboration with Temple of Understanding (India Chapter) and Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO), Norway.

  • 20 March 2014 - International Workshop on "Multicultural Peace" led by Asa Bergenheim, Vice Chancellor, Karlstad University, Sweden, Per-Olof "P-O" Fjallsby, Head, Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, Karlstad University.

  • 5 March 2014 - One day self development workshop on "Peace in - Peace out" organized by Peace Revolution ( and Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, Faculty of Social Sciences, BHU

  • 4 February 2014 - An Interaction on the issues of "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

  • 10-23 January 2014 - A two week "Capacity Building Program for Social Science Faculty with special focus on Peace Studies" led by Arvind Gupta, Director General, IDSA, New Delhi and R.R. Jha, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, BHU, Allan Brill, Fulbright Professor, USA, Uttam Kumar Sinha, IDSA, New Delhi, Lauren Shapiro Crane, Wittenberg University, USA 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.

  • 12 September 2013 - A special lecture on Asian Peace 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 Schools : Norms, Practices and Prospects" was led by Kabir Shaikh, Director UNESCO MGIEP, Sandhya Gupta, Tony Blair Faith Foundation, John Dayal, Secretary-General of the All India Christian Council, Jeremy Rinker, Fulbright Nehru Scholar.

  • 1-2 April 2013 - An International Workshop "Conflict Resolution Strategies in Global Perspective" led by Ashild Kolas, Research Professor, Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO), Norway; Jeremy A. Rinker, Senior Fulbright Scholar at MCPR, Guilford College, USA and Mohammad Gulrez, Coordinator, Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies Program, Aligarh Muslim University organized in collaboration with United States-India Educational Foundation, New Delhi.

  • 13-22 March 2013 - An ICSSR, New Delhi sponsored ten days Training Workshop on "Research Methodology in Social Sciences with special focus on Peace and Development" led by Samir Kumar Das, Vice Chancellor, University of North Bengal

  • 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 Predrag Cicovacki, College of Holy Cross Worcester, USA and Bidyut Chakrabarty, Former Director, Gandhi Centre, University of Delhi and 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, Shirley Teresa Wajda, eminent American Historian and Predrag Civovacki, Senior Fulbright Professor at MCPR in collaboration with Cultural Affairs Section, American Embassy, New Delhi

  • 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.

  • 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 Peace.

  • 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, USA.

  • 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 Foundation, Varanasi.

  • 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, Allahabad

  • 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, Sweden.

  • 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), Chennai

  • 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).

  • 19 February 2010 - A Special lecture on "Building Peace through Intern-communal Harmony" by Frank Islam, Eminent thinker, entrepreneur and writer of "Renewing the American Dream".

  • 3-4 February 2010 - Two day International Workshop on "Peacebuilding in 21st Century: Gandhian Perspectives" led by Douglas Allen, University of Maine, USA, New Delhi.

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