CERL Affiliated Faculty Rangita de Silva de Alwis taught a course entitled “Continuing Conflict: Old Challenges and New Debates” at Harvard Kennedy School. Students collaborated with United Nations Security Council (UNSC) non-permanent members and other ambassadors to the United Nations to examine two continuing conflict zones—Afghanistan and the Sahel region in Africa—looking specifically at the impact on women and the role of women peacebuilders.
Rangita de Silva de Alwis is member-elect to the expert committee on the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) for the term 2023-2026. She is Senior Adjunct Professor of Global Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. Read her bio here.