Jan/26
Lecture: Moving Beyond Conventional Peace Processes in Today's Unconventional Wars

Lunchtime lecture with Ram Manikkalingam

Ram Manikkalingam has a notable and varied history in conflict resolution and international diplomacy, including serving as an advisor to former President Kumaratunga to help broker peace in Sri Lanka. In 2014, Ram was deeply involved in negotiating the Basque separatist group ETA's disarmament as senior spokesperson for the International Verification Commission. He is also a founding director of the Dialogue Advisory Group (DAG), an Amsterdam-based nonprofit organization designed to facilitate political dialogue between armed groups, governments and the UN in areas of armed conflict. DAG has been working in Libya, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Northern Ireland. Ram is also an alumnus of MIT political science department with a doctorate in political theory.

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