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The Light of Asia: The Poem that Defined The Buddha
The Light of Asia: The Poem that Defined The Buddha
The Light of Asia: The Poem that Defined The Buddha
The Light of Asia: The Poem that Defined The Buddha
The Light of Asia: The Poem that Defined The Buddha

The Light of Asia: The Poem that Defined The Buddha

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A Book Discussion on ‘The Light of Asia: The Poem that Defined The Buddha‘ by Jairam Ramesh.

#IMPRI Center for Human Dignity and Development (CHDD), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, invites you to an IMPRI #WebPolicyTalk:

A Book Discussion on

The Light of Asia: The Poem that Defined The Buddha

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:

Date: October 7, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live

Author and Speaker:

Jairam Ramesh New Delhi 09 2012 edited scaled

Jairam Ramesh
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha (Karnataka);
Author and Former Union Minister


Amita Singh

Prof Amita Singh
President, NAPSIPAG Disaster Research Group;
Professor (Retd.), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi


Tansen Sen edited

Prof Tansen Sen
Professor of History, Director, Center for Global Asia, NYU Shanghai;
Global Network Professor, NYU

Tansen Sen is Professor of history; the Director of the Center for Global Asia at NYU Shanghai; and Global Network Professor at NYU. He is the author of Buddhism, Diplomacy, and Trade: The Realignment of Sino-Indian Relations, 600-1400 (2003; 2016) and India, China, and the World: A Connected History (2017). He has co-authored (with Victor H. Mair) Traditional China in Asian and World History (2012), edited Buddhism Across Asia: Networks of Material, Cultural and Intellectual Exchange (2014), and co-edited (with Burkhard Schnepel) Travelling Pasts: The Politics of Cultural Heritage in the Indian Ocean World (2019) and (with Brian Tsui) Beyond Pan-Asianism: Connecting China and India, 1840s–1960s (2021). He is currently working on a book about Zheng He’s maritime expeditions in the early fifteenth century, a monograph on Jawaharlal Nehru and China, and co-editing (with Engseng Ho) the Cambridge History of the Indian Ocean, volume 1.

Wasantha Seneviratne

Prof Wasantha Seneviratne
Professor and Head, Department of Public and International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Professor Wasantha Seneviratne is Head of the Department and Professor in Public and International Law attached to the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Also, she is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, a research institute affiliated with the University of Colombo. She has been teaching, researching, and publishing in International Law, Human Rights Law, and Humanitarian Law for about 25 years and teaches Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law, and Human Rights Law both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in many law teaching institutions in Sri Lanka. She has authored, edited, and published a number of book chapters, research articles in local and international journals and presented several research papers at several international and local research conferences. Theories of Public International Law, humanitarian interventions and use of force, the concept of responsibility to protect and its application in current situations, continued relevance of humanitarian law in post-conflict situations, transitional justice, and human rights application in armed conflicts are some of the key areas of her research.

Currently, she serves as the editor in chief of the ‘Sri Lanka Journal of International Law’ a refereed journal published by the University of Colombo and is the Head of Public and International Law Department of the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo.  Prof. Seneviratne is the Director of the Centre or the Study of Human Rights. She is the coordinator of the Masters in Human Rights program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Colombo. She engages in the dissemination of knowledge in the community and in particular to members of the armed forces and the Police. She is currently a Member of the Expert Committee on making a New Constitution,  Team Leader, Member of the National Monitoring Committee of Child Rights and a Member of the Law Reforms Committee of the National Child Protection Authority, and a Member of the Former National Steering Committee on Police Reforms.

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