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Field Research: Post-Conflict Governance and Sustainable Development in Sri Lanka


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Professor Stanley W. Samarasinghe has facilitated summer study programmes for Payson students in Sri Lanka starting in 2001. Until 2006 each summer he took a relatively large group of students for a three-week course on "Violent Conflict and Development" In more recent years he has facilitated a summer research internship programme for one or two Payson students who wish to undertake indepth research-oriented study in Sri Lanka.

Eligibility: Graduate students from any discipline in the "Social Science" field broadly defined. Priority given to Payson MS/Ph.D. candidates and Law School students; Graduate students affiliated to other Programmes, Departments or Schools are also welcome to apply.

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Field Research: Post-Conflict Governance and Sustainable Development in Sri Lanka

  1. 1. Sri Lanka: Summer 2013 May 20, 2013 – August 23, 2013 Independent Study and ResearchSupervisor Professor Samarasinghe
  2. 2. Basic Information• For Graduate students from Payson and other Schools• Program title: “Post-Conflict Governance & Sustainable Development”• Specific Study/Research area: to be decided in consultation with the Instructor• Credits: Minimum 06 & maximum 09 depending on length of stay and volume of work
  3. 3. Logistics• Time period to be spent in Sri Lanka: 8 to 10 weeks (actual dates flexible)• You pay regular course fee to Tulane• All expenses (air ticket, board and lodging etc.) are your responsibility.• Estimated cost: air ticket US-Sri Lanka-US ($1,500 to $1,800); Food & lodging in SL per day $20-$25; per week $200 (Room in private residence) – Talk with somebody who has taken the course