Events & Activities

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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Manipulating Capital: Former Garment Factory Workers Negotiating New Lives in Sri Lanka’s Villages by Dr. Sandya Hewamanne

The Social Scientists’ Association hosted Dr. Sandya Hewamanne who made a presentation on Manipulating Capital: Former Garment Factory Workers Negotiating New Lives in Sri Lanka’s Villages on Tuesday the 10th of June, 2014 at 4.00pm at the SSA. Abstract: This talk focused on how former factory workers negotiate new identities in villages as new brides, mothers and daughters-in-law …

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The Trouser under the Cloth: Colonial, Vernacular and Regionalist Identities in the Making of a Sri Lankan Architecture – A Talk by Prof. Anoma Pieris

The SSA was pleased to host a talk by Prof. Anoma Peiris of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne on Thursday, the 8th of May, 2o14 at 4.30pm at the SSA premises. Abstract: The role of the home, the domestic sphere and the intimate identities cultivated within it, are critical …

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Round Table Discussion with Dr. Tariq Jazeel on Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood.

The Social Scientists’ Association hosted a round table discussion with Dr. Tariq Jazeel from the Department of Geography of University College London, UK, on his latest publication Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood on the 19th of April, 2014 at 10.00am at the SSA. The Paperback Edition of Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and …

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Labour Movement in the Global South: Trade Unions in Sri Lanka – New Possibilities a Talk by Dr. Janaka Biyanwila

Unions across the globe are grappling with the issue of renewal. Under attack from neo-liberal market-driven politics, most unions are narrowing their strategies to the workplace, while some are linking workplace issues with broader local, national and global issues. This presentation focuses on the new possibilities of unions in Sri Lanka. While acknowledging the diversity …

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