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Decolonising Peacebuilding

Why should peacebuilding & conflict management-related knowledge & insight trickle down to the global majority/south from the global north? How can we engage in more equitable, mutually respectful 'decolonial' & invariably feminist global conversations on conflict management & the politics of deeply divided places?  Why is Northern Ireland often perceived as a 'beacon' of conflict management? 

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Feminist Politics & IR

Innovations in feminist politics & international relations, exploring critical intersectional and decolonial feminist perspectives on politics, IR and development work 



A record of multilingual internationalism & political engagements, in grassroots organizing, politics in the 'local' sphere/s, as well as in high politics & international diplomacy. 

About Chamindra

Chamindra is a political and international affairs analyst, academic and educator. She is also a political organizer and human rights advocate with a primary focus on intersectional feminist politics. Her discipline is international politics, with a special interest in the politics of deeply divided places, intersectional and decolonial feminist international relations, gender politics and the politics of intersectional justice.  Her work in knowledge generation and advocacy include a strong focus on queer feminist epistemologies and praxes, inclusive reproductive justice and sport and human rights. 

A Sri Lankan national, Chamindra has held teaching and research positions and fellowships in several countries including France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Canada. She is a prolific writer, speaker and public intellectual, providing regular commentaries and insights into many aspects of politics, foreign policy and human rights. She has also engaged in political organizing and developed political lobbying initiatives in several countries. 

Chamindra has some 17 years of experience in research, teaching, international advocacy, political organizing and lobbying, publishing, media engagements and consultancies with high politics, especially in the UK and Ireland, Canada and Sri Lanka. Committed to intersectionally-inclusive global cooperation and best practice in governance, she regularly engages with governmental and supranational bodies, providing expert insights into issues of foreign policy, multilateralism, human rights diplomacy and more. 

Chamindra is an alumna of Queen's University Belfast [Ulster, Ireland], and Université de Tours [Indre-et-Loire, France], with stints of European exchange programmes and fellowships at the Universities of Ulster [Ireland] and Utrecht [The Netherlands]. 

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