After the Tsunami: The Impact on Indigenous Conflicts in Indonesia and Sri Lanka

A panel discussion at

The Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue (at 70th St), New York

Tuesday, April 19th
Registration 6:00 - 6:30 pm; Program 6:30 - 8:00 pm

$10 member/NGO; $15 nonmember; $7 students w/ ID. 

Please register in advance.

Tel: 212-517-ASIA, Fax: 212-517-8315, boxoffice@asiasoc.org ,

http://www.asiasociety.org/tsunami/

On the panel -

Suraiya It, Chair, International Forum for Aceh (IFA);
Ram Manikkalingam, Senior Advisor to the President of Sri Lanka; and
Calvin Sims, Senior Correspondent, New York Times (Moderator)

The region hit by the tsunami hosts two of the longest-standing indigenous conflicts in the world.  In Indonesia, the devastated area of Aceh, is home to a separatist movement.  In Sri Lanka, the northern homeland of the separatist Tamil Tigers has also been hard hit.  What has the tsunami done to the relations between these warring parties?  Are there signs of cooperation in the rush to bring aid to the people?  Can great tragedy result in improved prospects for peace?  Please join us for a discussion of these and other relevant issues.

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Posted April 13, 2005