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PS Joe William Joe William

(MA 2000)

Since graduating with an MA in Peace Studies, Joe’s work has been as follows: Senior Development Officer, Canadian International Development Agency(CIDA): Policy analyst on peace building and conflict resolution in Sri Lanka, providing information on governance, political, economic and social situations, including human rights and humanitarian issues in Sri Lanka; Programme Associate, Berghof Foundation for Conflict Studies – Sri Lanka: Consultant on Political Economy and Conflict Transformation; Consultant, Catholic Fund for Overseas Development (CAFOD): Monitoring progress of CAFOD’s Human Rights, Peace with Justice Projects; Director, South Asia Peace Institute: Promoting ‘Sri Lanka One-Text Initiative’ that facilitates dialogue between political stakeholders engaged in the Sri Lankan peace process; University of Bradford/Social Scientists’ Association Sri Lanka: Lecturer on Human Rights, Reconciliation and Justice; Presidium Member, National Peace Council of Sri Lanka (NPC): Founder member of NPC, which acts as a catalytic body to facilitate peace and conflict resolution. Joe is also a member of the Landmine Ban Action Forum (LBAF): A network of landmine action agencies functioning under the Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies co-ordinating landmine action initiatives; and he is an Advisory panel member of an International Working Group on Sri Lanka; A group of peace and human rights activists promoting peace and respect for human rights norm in Sri Lanka:

He says, “I have also registered as a part-time extra-mural candidate for an MPhil leading to PhD. My research would focus on the peace processes in Sri Lanka with particular reference to events following the 2002 Ceasefire Agreement between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. I hope my research will contribute towards becoming an important resource for students of the Sri Lankan conflict. “

As published in: Peace Studies Alumni News, Issue 3, Summer 2006