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Dr. Shyamika Jayasundara-Smits

Dr. Shyamika Jayasundara-Smits is an Assistant Professor in Conflict and Peace Studies in the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Dr. Jayasundara-Smits’ research and teaching focus broadly on the inter-connections of governance, development, violent conflict and peace(building), and more specifically on the politics of war and peace, statebuilding, trauma and psychosocial healing in post war contexts, war economy, processes of post-war transitions, Security Sector Reform, civil-military relations, external interventions in fragile and conflict areas, visual peace research, nexus of media and violent conflict. Her main geographical area of specialization is the region of South Asia and particularly Sri Lanka. Dr. Jayasundara-Smits holds a PhD in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, MA Degree in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia, USA, Graduate Certificate on Peace Research from Oslo University, Norway and BA (Hons.)in International Relations from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.


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