Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Professor P. Sahadevan

Room: SAI R 416
Tel.: +49 6221 54-8943
Fax: +49 6221 54-4591
Office Hours: upon arrangement


Teaching SS 2015/16

  • Lecture: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Seminar: Promoting Peace and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka: Challenges and Prospects
  • Seminar: Why South Asia Matters in International Politics
  • Research Fields / Interests

    • Politics, foreign policy and security of Sri Lanka and Maldives
    • Peace and conflict studies (theories and South Asian cases
    • Ethnicity
    • Terrorism
    • Civil War
    • India's foreign policy
    • Diaspora studies

    Academic Appointments

    • Professor of South Asian Studies, School of International Studies, JNU, since 2003
    • Associate Professor of South Asian Studies, School of International Studies, JNU, 1995-2003

    Awards & Honors

    • Visiting Fellowship at the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkatta, August 2010

    • Visiting Fellowship under the Ford Foundation grant at The Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, Spring semester 1998

    • Kodikara Award in Strategic Studies, Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo, 1997

    • Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship (awarded by the Leverhulme Trust, London) at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, 1993-94

    • Venugopal Rambi Ammal endowment prize for securing the University first rank in M.A Political Science examination, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, 1984

    Best Peer Reviewed Publications

    "The Grand Swap: Negotiating an End to the Kandahar Hostage Crisis", In Guy Olivier Faure and I. William Zartman, eds., Negotiating with Terrorists (London: Routledge, 2010), pp.163-196.

    "Negotiating Peace in Ethnic Wars", International Studies (New Delhi: Sage Publications), vol. 43, no.3, July-September 2006, pp. 239-266.

    "Ending Internal Wars: The South Asian Experience", International Negotiation (The Hague: Kluwer Law International), Vol. 8, no.2, 2003, pp. 213-50.

    "Ethnic Conflicts and Militarism in South Asia", International Studies (New Delhi: Sage Publications), vol. 39, no.2, April-June 2002, pp.103-38.

    Coping with Disorder: Strategies to End Internal Wars in South Asia/ (Colombo: Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, 2000), pages 212.

    Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books

    "Ethnic Peacemaking in Sri Lanka: The Politics of Autonomy Solution", In Rajat Ganguly, ed., Autonomy and Ethnic Conflict in South and South-East Asia (London: Routledge, 2012), pp. 46-87.

    "Unitarianism, Separatism and Federalism: Competing Goals and Problems of Compromise in Sri Lanka", In Michelle Ann Miller, Autonomy and Armed Separatism in South and Southeast Asia (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Press, 2012), pp.162-176.

    "The Rise of Islamist Extremism in South Asia", In South Asia 2011: Europa Regional Surveys of the World Series, 8th Edition (London: Routledge, 2011).

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