Prof Ramji Upadhyaya Memorial Lecture- 4

Jul 13, 2022

6:45 pm - 8:00 pm IST | Virtual Session


All the great ideals and realities of Indian culture are hidden in Mahabharata- the great hymn called "Yatodharmastatojayah," wherein, the essence of human culture is hidden. The book gives the message of secularism in the absence of religious communalism. 


Managing Diversity as Prerequisite for Peace: The Experience of Nepal

Mar 30, 2022

11:30 am IST | Dialogue Room- MCPR | Hybrid Sessions


Former Indian ambassador (to Nepal, Hungary and Vietnam), Shri Ranjit Rae will be analyzing the evolving India-Nepal relationship, in light of diplomatic diversity, peace and personal experiences. 

International Webinar on Food Security

Nov 22, 2021

4:00 pm IST | 11:30 am CET | Virtual Sessions


The program would discuss New Forms of Organizing Food and Nutritional Security in Times of Crisis for children in India and the UK. Register for the program by clicking here.

NIICE International Studies Convention

Aug 27, 2021 to Aug 29, 2021

9:00 am - 9:00 pm IST | Virtual Sessions


The NIICE International Studies Convention is the flagship event of Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement (NIICE). The theme of the three-day Convention is Reimagining the World: Reflections on the Future of World Order. CPD was one of the partners in organizing the 3-day online event, along with other international organizations/institutes of eminence.

Prof Ramji Upadhyaya Memorial Lecture- 3

Jul 24, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm IST | Virtual Session


We have been largely led to believe that pandemics including COVID-19 are essentially medical problems with no societal linkages but, science is not sufficient and we have no option but to look into the science-soceity interface to effectively tackle and with some luck, avert future pandemics.

Women's Day Seminar at MCPR, BHU

Mar 08, 2021

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm IST | Seminar Hall, MCPR


Professor Padia is the former Chairperson of Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla and former Vice Chancellor of MGS University, Bikaner. Professor Nimmanapalli is the Dean of Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, BHU. The day was also marked with other activites including poster making by students of MA in Peace and Conflict Studies and a fun game to spread gender gap awareness, participated by students, scholars and faculty members of MCPR.

'The Future of the United Nations' by Prof TG Weiss

Jan 22, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm IST | Virtual Session


The doyen of UN studies and humanitarian laws across the world and President chair at City University of New York, Professor Thomas G Weiss took the virtual platform of CPD to discuss the prospects of a world without the United Nation. Marking the 75th year of the UN and its global relevance, Prof Weiss highlighted the epochal changes it has gone through and argued that inter-governmentalism and governmentality is the key to successful UN reforms and never in anyway precludes the sovereignty of the nation-state system.

Public Policy on State Owned Enterprises in India

Dec 29, 2020

11:00 am - 12:30 pm IST | Virtual Session


Professor Ram Kumar Mishra who is the Director of the Institute of Public Enterprises, Hyderabad and a leading expert in the field of public policy, administration and governance, spoke about the structure and evolution of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in India. The deliberation also included an overview of Self-Reliant India Mission of the government of India, meant to bring about new reforms in public sector enterprises (PSEs), and its crucial role in giving a new direction to the current position of PSEs.

Gandhi Jayanti Webinar

Oct 02, 2020

Details to be uploaded

Mahatma Gandhi's Legacy and Global Peace

Oct 02, 2020

Professor Priyankar Upadhyaya delivering a special lecture on Gandhian perspectives on peace studies and its relevance in current times. The special lecture was organized by Mizoram University to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Ed-Talks with Amitabh Ft. Prof Priyankar Upadhyaya

Sep 28, 2020

Professor Priyankar Upadhyaya, Honorary Director, CPD, in conversation with Amitabh Mohan. It could be viewed on YouTube by clicking on the following link:

International Peace Day Webinar on 'Communication as a Transformative Process'

Sep 21, 2020 to Jan 01, 1970

Professor Kaushikee, Director of Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi delivered a key note address on the occasion of International Peace Day. Deliberations included the discussions around dialogue as a significant tool for not just social tranformation and change, but also as a medium for building bridges for inter-cultural interactions, peacebuilding and, redefining boundaries of various power relations. 

Gender Activism and Politics in India and Sweden 

Apr 02, 2017 to Apr 04, 2017

A three day International Conference on Gender Activism and Politics in India and Sweden was organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Karlstad University and the CPD.

Higher Education and Peacebuilding

Sep 21, 2016

Professor Priyankar Upadhyaya participated in the meeting on 'Higher Education and Peacebuilding: Challenges of the Refugee Crisis and Youth Violence' organized by the Berkley Centre for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University, USA.

Advanced Training in Peacebuilding and Conflict Mediation

Aug 08, 2016 to Aug 14, 2016

A one week International Workshop was by Luis P Torner, Lecturer, Human Right and Peace Building College of the University of Closter, Sor Juan, Mexico and Dr Sweta Singh, South Asian University, New Delhi, alongwith Professor Priyankar Upadhyaya, UNESCO Chair Holder and Coordinator, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

Training Programme: Conflict Resolution Perspective from Northern Ireland

Jan 21, 2015 to Jan 01, 1970

A one day training programme was organized for members of NGOs on 'Conflict Resolution Perspective from Northern Ireland' led by Professor John Doyle, Executive Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Director, Institute for International Conflict Resolution, DCU, Ireland along with Dr Eileen Connolly, Ireland-India Institute, DCU, Ireland. The program traced the evolution of ethnic violence in Northern Ireland and the tools used by government and civil society for bringing about peace negotiations.