Events & Activities

Call for Papers: Environment And Society In Sri Lanka

  The Social Scientists’ Association invites submissions of between 2,000 and 5,000 words on the general theme of ‘Environment and Society in Sri Lanka’ for the forthcoming issue of its biannual English-language online and print journal, Polity. As of mid-2017, some 1.2 million people are affected by many months of drought conditions particularly in the …

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Shashik Dhanushka Presents Paper on Local Democracy & Social Inclusion

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text]   Shashik Dhanushka Presents Paper on Local Democracy & Social Inclusion Shashik Dhanushka Silva, a Senior Researcher attached to the SSA, presented a paper titled “Democratic institutions in Sri Lanka’s Clientelistic Politics: Challenges to Social Inclusion” at the South Asia Workshop of Social Inclusion/ Exclusion. The conference was jointly organised by the …

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Call for Papers: 1977 and After – 40 Years of the Open Economy in Sri Lanka

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text]   Call for Papers: 1977 and After – 40 Years of the Open Economy in Sri Lanka Polity, the online and print magazine of the Social Scientists’ Association, invites submissions marking the 40th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s ‘open economy’ reforms for its next issue which will be published in March in 2017. …

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Second Dialogue Session on Democracy, Citizenship and Justice

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text]   Second Dialogue Session on Democracy, Citizenship and Justice The SSA organized its second dialogue session with the participation of 30 Sinhala medium students from the Faculty of Arts, of the Open University of Sri Lanka on the 30th of September and 1st of October. This is the second in a series …

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The Promise of January 8th in Perspective: Polity Launch Invitation

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text]   The Promise of January 8th in Perspective: Polity Launch Invitation The SSA is proud to announce the re-launch of its English language journal Polity as both an online and print periodical. The latest issue of the journal critically explores the radical promise of the January 8th election which brought President Maithripala …

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Neoliberalism and Healthcare in South Asia: A Talk by Susana Barria

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text]   Neoliberalism and Healthcare in South Asia: A Talk by Susana Barria ] Shaped by interventions of international financial institutions, the healthcare sector in South Asian countries has seen significant restructuring with an increase in private sector participation in provisioning. In Nepal and India these reforms have led to cost cutting measures …

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First Dialogue Session on Democracy, Citizenship and Justice

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text]   First Dialogue Session on Democracy, Citizenship and Justice The SSA organized a dialogue session with the participation of 35 Sinhala medium students from the Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo on the 3rd and 4th of June . This is the first in a series of five dialogue sessions that aim to promote critical …

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SSA Short Course Series: Introduction to Social Science Research

SSA Short Course Series: Introduction to Social Science Research [et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Date of commencement: 9th January (Saturday) Duration: 6 weeks 9 am – 1 pm on weekends Resource persons Dr. Kumari Jayawardena Prof. Jayadeva Uyangoda Dr. Pradeep Peiris Dr. Harini Amarasuriya Prof. Premakumara De Silva A certificate of participation will be awarded upon completing …

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‘Tea Plantation Workers’ Living and Working Conditions in India: Can Things Change?’ – A Talk by Mr. Sushovan Dhar

‘Tea Plantation Workers’ Living and Working Conditions in India: Can Things Change?’ – A Talk by Mr. Sushovan Dhar   A talk on tea plantation workers in India by Mr. Sushovan Dhar, was hosted by SSA on 8 September 2015, under the title Tea Plantation Workers’ Living and Working Conditions in India: Can Things Change? …

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‘Extremism and Current Politics in India’ – A Talk by Prof. Amrita Basu

SSA hosted a talk by Dr. Amrita Basu on her forthcoming book Violent Conjunctures in Democratic India forthcoming as a Cambridge University Press publication. Professor Basu is affiliated to Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA where she has been teaching Political Science since 1981. Her research interests revolve around social movements, feminism, and religious nationalism, and she has published …

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