Global Conversations Beyond Discipline

Author: Suren Ladd

Suren Ladd works as an assistant lecturer at a Business College and as a development researcher/consultant in International Development & Education. His research interests include the role of education and sport in emergency contexts.

The Foundation of Goodness – Bridging the Opportunity Gap

This post carries a few extracts and summaries from a lengthier interview Suren Ladd did with Fazana Ibrahim of The Goodness Foundation in Sri Lanka. They discuss how the Foundation enables community development and the challenges it faces in light of the recent conflicts and natural disasters.

Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery Education Approach in Sri Lanka

Marking the tenth year since a Tsunami killed thousands in Sri Lanka – among other places, Suren Ladd interviews Dr Godwin Kodituwakku regarding the educational measures available around the management of natural disasters in Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lanka Project – A story of how a motley crew of people with diverse views came together to oust a King

Democracy is put to the test at the Sri Lankan presidential polls.

Peace Building through Sport in post-conflict Sri Lanka

Sport has the capacity to bring people together even in the most unforgiving circumstances. During the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa, Nelson Mandela donned the Springboks cap and jersey, a gesture that forged wider national unity. I believe sport can lend a hand to help build peace in post-conflict Sri Lanka.