Soosaipillai, I. Keethaponcalan
Dr. S. I. Keethaponcalan is a Professor of Conflict Resolution. He was Chair of the Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Department at Salisbury University from 2011 to 2018. Before joining Salisbury University in 2011, he was a Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Dr. Keethaponcalan has also served as a researcher in several international institutions, including the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in Geneva and the United Nations University in Tokyo. He served as a consultant to Sri Lanka projects of several international agencies. He has published extensively on Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict, peace issues, and political processes.
His recent publications include: Electoral Politics in Sri Lanka: Presidential Elections, Manipulation and Democracy (2022. London: Routledge); Postwar Dilemmas of Sri Lanka: Democracy and Reconciliation (2019. London: Routledge); Conflict Resolution: An Introduction to Third Party Intervention (2017. Lanham: Lexington Books); “Sole Representatives in War and Peace: The Case of Sri Lanka’s LTTE (2021. Civil Wars); “Sri Lanka’s Reconciliation: Reconciling the Local and International” (Routledge Handbook of Peacebuilding and Ethnic Conflict. 2022. London: Routledge); “Asian Peacebuilding: Theory and Practice” (Hybrid Peacebuilding in Asia. 2019. Cham: Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan); “Violence, Nonviolence, and Ethnic Reconciliation in Post-War Sri Lanka” (2015. Peace & Policy); “The Peace Process and Party Politics in Sri Lanka” (2014. Alaska Journal of Dispute Resolution); “North- South Relations and Human Rights” (2015. Bandung: Journal of the Global South); “A Small Power’s Struggle for Independence in the Independent Era – the Case of Sri Lanka” (2014. African and Asia Studies); “Dragon in the Teardrop: Regional Dynamics of Increasing Chinese Presence in Sri Lanka” (Global China: Internal and External Reaches. 2015. New Jersey: World Scientific Publishers); and “The Indian Factor in the Peace Process and Conflict Resolution in Sri Lanka” (Conflict and Peace-building in Sri Lanka: Caught in the Peace Trap. 2011. London: Routledge).