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Dayan At Yale University



(March 30, Paris, Sri Lanka Guardian) Dr Dayan Jayatilleka, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, and Honorary Senior Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, presented a paper by invitation at a Workshop on Global Leadership held at Yale University, USA held from March 25th to 27th.

The Global Leadership Workshop Program, conducted by the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale, covered international leadership ranging across a spectrum of different disciplines.

The Guest speaker was Marwan Muasher, a former Jordanian Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister in charge of governmental reform. He was Jordan’s first ambassador to Israel and later ambassador to the United States and played a key role in Middle East Peace negotiations over two decades. He is the author of ‘The Arab Center: The Promise of Moderation’.

Other paper presenters were:

  • Nigel Bowles, Director of Oxford University’s Rothermere American Institute and a Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford
  • Ian Shapiro Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University
  • Allan Stam is Professor in the Political Science Department, University of Michigan formerly a member of US Army Special Forces
  • Haig Patapan, Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Policy, and Director of the Theory and Practice Program of the Centre of Governance and Public Policy, at Griffith University, Australia
  • Patrick Weller, founder and Professor of the Department of Politics and Public Policy, Griffith University, Australia and Director of Griffith’s Centre of Governance and Public Policy
  • Robyn Eckersley ,Professor and Head of Political Science in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne
  • Vinod Aggarwal, Professor in the Department of Political Science, Affiliated Professor in the Business and Public Policy group in the Haas School of Business, and Director of the Berkeley Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center (BASC) at the University of California at Berkeley
  • David R. Cameron, Professor of Political Science at Yale and the Director of the Yale Program in European Union Studies
  • Quansheng Zhao, Professor of International Relations and Director of Center for Asian Studies at American University.
  • Bruce Miroff, Professor and Collins Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Albany, NY.
  •  John Kane, Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Policy, Griffith University, Australia and currently Visiting Professor at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale.
  • Yi-chong Xu, Professor in the Centre of Governance and Public Policy, at Griffith University, Australia
  • Alan Renwick, lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Reading
Participants included Bruce Russett, Dean Acheson Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science, Yale; Stephen Skowronek the Pelatiah Perit Professor of Political and Social Science at Yale University; Bertjan Verbeek, Professor of International Relations in the School of Management Research, Raboud University, Nijmegen; Maria Ivanova, Assistant Professor in the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance at University of Massachusetts and Director of the Global Environmental Governance Project; Alexandra Oliver, Research Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, Sydney.
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