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SITTING AROUND THE FIRE

a dialogue on POLITICS, PEACE & RECONCILIATION

Organized by Panos South Asia & The Morung Express

March 25 and 26, 2011

New Delhi, India

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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2. INTRODUCTION

             A Dialogue

             Background

             The Search for a New Paradigm

             Media and Reconciliation

3. DAY 1 ? MARCH 25, 2011

             Politics, Problems and Possibilities of Reconciliation

             Welcome and Opening Comments

             Notes from the African Context ? Joseph Babu Ayindo

             The Role of the Media in South Asia ? Sukumar Muralidharan

             Reflections on the Naga Reconciliation Process – Ak?m Longchari

             Synthesis

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4. DAY 2 ? MARCH 26, 2011

Session I: Politics of Negotiation and Peacebuilding

              Kashmir Experience ? Prof. Siddiq Wahid

              Assam Experience ? Arup Borbora

             Chhattisgarh and Maoist Experience ? Dr. Bela Bhatia

             Synthesis

Session II: Bridging Reconciliation and Peacebuilding

              African Experience ? Joseph Babu Ayindo

              A Naga Perspective – Niketu Iralu

              Bridging the North-South Divide ? Dr. Patrick Hoenig

              Myanmar/Burma Experience ? Neich? Dz Angami

              Synthesis

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5. SUMMARY

6. ANNEXES:

              Organizers? Concept Note

              Agendas for Day 1 and Day 2

              Papers received:

              Joseph Babu Ayindo ? Day I

              Rev. Dr. Wati Aier – Day I

              Ak?m Longchari – Day I

             Joseph Babu Ayindo ? Day II

             Patrick Hoenig – Day II

             Arup Borbora – Day II

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