CBK Foundation for Democracy and Justice

The Foundation is a UK registered charity, managed by a Board of Trustees, comprising;

  • Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Chairperson
  • Prof. Lord Meghnad Desai- UK
  • Lalith de Mel- Sri Lanka
  • Mano Tittawella –Sri Lanka

The Foundation has an International Advisory Council of eminent persons such as

  • Justice Kamal Hussein (Bangladesh)
  • Mr. Mohammed Yunus (Bangladesh)
  • Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Pakistan)
  • Mr. Henri Rouille d’ Orfeuil (France)
  • Marek Belka, (Poland)

The Foundation’s registered office is in London – UK.

Its operational office is situated in Colombo – Sri Lanka and will operate in the South Asian region.

Objectives of the Foundation

  • Promotion of Democracy: We promote Fundamental Freedoms, Democratic Institutions and Values..
  • Poverty alleviation: South Asia has the largest number of poor in the world and is also one of the two regions with the largest number of conflicts. It is thought that the extreme levels of poverty are a major cause of conflicts in the region.
  • Conflict resolution : Educational & cultural programs to promote understanding between diverse communities living in the region, to build Unity in Diversity..
  • Women Empowerment : through education and economic empowerment.

Our objectives will be achieved by formulating and implementing suitable projects.

Funding

Funding for the projects will be obtained from local and international agencies.

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Negotiating a Shared Society : The Critical Importance of Emotions

Daniel L. Shapiro, Ph.DDANIEL SHAPIRO: Founder and Director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program and Associate Director of the Harvard Negotiation Project he is on the faculty at Harvard Law School and Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital. He is pioneering a research program on the emotional and identitybased dimensions of regional conflict and terrorism. He developed a conflict management and peer counselling program that has an extensive reach. He was recently appointed a Young Global Leader 2008 by the World Economic Forum, and is Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

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Negotiating a Shared Society : The Critical Importance of Emotions

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Education and Post-Colonial State Building : Need for a New Perspective

Prof. Gamini KeerawellaGAMINI KEERAWELLA: Senior Professor, Department of History- University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, he has served as Secretary, Ministry of Ethnic Affairs, National Integration and Mineral Resources Development and is founder Director, National Integration Programme Unit, Ministry of Justice, Constitutional Affairs and National Integration and advisor to the President of Sri Lanka on Peace and National Reconciliation. He was a recipient of the Senior Fulbright Fellowship at the University of California,USA as well as other fellowships.

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Education and Post-Colonial State Building : Need for a New Perspective

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Polarization to Engagement – Achieving Partnership

Pratap Bhanu MehtaPRATAP BHANU MEHTA: President and Chief Executive of the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), a New Delhi based think tank. He was previously visiting Professor of Government at Harvard University; Professor of Philosophy and Law and Governance at Jawaharlal Nehru University and visiting Professor at New York University Law School. His areas of research include political theory, constitutional law, society and politics in India, governance and political economy and international affairs.

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Polarization to Engagement - Achieving Partnership

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“Nature of the State & its Role in Building Equitable & Inclusive Societies”

Dr. Ram ManikkalingamRAM MANIKKALINGAM: Ram Manikkalingam is a Senior Advisor to the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva, and a Visiting Professor at the Department of Political Science; University of Amsterdam. He was Senior Advisor on the Peace Process in Sri Lanka to President Kumaratunga. Dr Manikkalingam is a member of the SAPRI Advisory Council.

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Inclusive Growth through Inclusive Governance

Shankar AiyarMANI SHANKAR AIYAR: A former Indian diplomat and Member of the Rajya Sabha, he has served as the Union Minister of Panchayati Raj. Mr. Aiyar was also the Union Cabinet Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports. Mr Aiyar is a member of the SAPRI Advisory Council.

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Inclusive Growth through Inclusive Governance

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Date: January 7, 2013
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Discordant Voices: The Liberal Dilemma in Responding to Illiberal Voices

Pastrana AgangoANDRÉS PASTRANA ARANGO: President of Colombia from 1998 to 2002. He founded the New Democratic Force movement in 1991, and succeeded in winning a seat in the Colombian Senate before he was elected President of Colombia for a four-year term. After his presidential tenure, he served as Colombia’s Ambassador to the United States. He is currently the Honorary President of the Unión de Partidos Latinoamericanos (UPLA).

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Discordant Voices: The Liberal Dilemma in Responding to Illiberal Voices

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Building Equality In The Process of Democratic Transition

Alberto LacalleLUIS ALBERTO LACALLE: Dr. Luis Alberto Lacalle
Herrera was President of Uruguay from 1990-1995. In 1961 he began his journalistic career at the newspaper Clarín, he wrote a column analysing politics of the day. Subsequently, he authored numerous commentaries and articles on political and economic problems in Uruguay and Latin America.In 1981 he founded and became Secretary General of the Herrera National Council, one of the three principal groups inside the White Party. Following the restoration of democracy in 1984, Dr. Lacalle was elected Senator in the elections held that year. Three years later he was named Vice President of the Senate.

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Building Equality In The Process of Democratic Transition

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Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict

Lord Meghnad DesaiMEGHNAD DESAI: He is a British economist and Labour Party politician. He has written extensively on a wide range of subjects and published in academic journals and newspapers. He has been active in the British Labour Party, becoming Chairman between 986 and 1992, and later made Honorary Lifetime President of Islington South and Finsbury Constituency Labour Party in London. He was made a life peer as Baron Desai, of St Clement Danes in the City of Westminster, in April 1991. He is a member of SAPRI’s Board of Directors.

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Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict

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Polarization in Pakistan: The Structural Blowback

Shahid KardarSHAHID H. KARDAR: He was Finance Minister of Punjab during the early years of General Musharraf’s rule. An economist by profession he has been associated with a number of non-governmental organizations. He is a former Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan.

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Polarization in Pakistan: The Structural Blowback

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