Diplomacy and Multiculturalism

Diplomatic relations are at the forefront of global collaboration, but diplomatic representatives are mandated by their governments to focus on their own nation’s challenges and issues. A broader, multicultural, collaborative perspective is needed to overcome differences in priorities and find a common ground for change. Realizing our full potential as a global civilization while honoring diverse cultures depends on proactive cooperation, communication, and respect.

Diverse Perspectives for Better Understanding

Diplomatic relations are at the forefront of global collaboration, but diplomatic representatives are mandated by their governments to focus on their own nation’s challenges and issues. A broader, multicultural, collaborative perspective is needed to overcome differences in priorities and find a common ground for change. Realizing our full potential as a global civilization while honoring diverse cultures depends on proactive cooperation, communication, and respect.

Christopher Peters (Puhlik-lah/Karuk)

Purnaka L. de Silva, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor—School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, has taught Political Science, International Relations, Diplomacy and United Nations Studies in the United States and in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has over 30 years’ experience in conflict and peace studies—with special focus on political violence, paramilitaries, counterterrorism, and transnational security, as well as the role of diplomacy within the United Nations system.

Publication
March 31, 2020

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Quo Vadis Homo Sapiens?

Purnaka L. de Silva, Ph.D.

NEW YORK, Mar 31, 2020 (Inter Press Service)—The writing is on the wall for all to see from far and wide—there is nowhere to hide from this invisible enemy, a new coronavirus, maybe with the exception of self-isolation, quarantined at home and even then, we are not 100% safe.

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Publication
January 8, 2018

‘Red Alert’ 2018—Global Unity, Media and Humanitarian Action

Purnaka L. de Silva, Ph.D.

NEW YORK, Jan 5, 2018 (Inter Press Service)—“Unity is the path. Our future depends on it,” said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, as he issued an unequivocal global ‘Red Alert’ in his New Year message on December 31, 2017.

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Audio
June 10, 2013

Our Sacred Journey: Peace and Development in International Geopolitics

Purnaka L. de Silva, Ph.D.
Audrey E. Kitagawa, J.D.

Audrey Kitagawa interviews Dr. Purnaka L. de Silva as he shares about the values of duty and service he learned from his parents...

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Publication
December 1, 1997

Sri Lanka: Futures Beyond Conflict

Purnaka L. De Silva, Ph.D.

Not so long ago, Sri Lanka was stereotypically portrayed as a stable, model democracy inhabited by friendly and fun-loving natives; a place in the sun reserved for enjoyment; an oasis in the so called (poverty and disease ridden) ‘Third World’; a virtual paradise for tourists and natives alike. In reality, Sri Lanka has seen the burgeoning of revolutionary struggles and nationalist fervour, from putschist attempts to capture state power to liberation and self-determination.

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Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action

Purnaka L. de Silva, Ph.D.

In this moment of unprecedented humanitarian crises, the representations of global disasters are increasingly common media themes around the world. The Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action explores the interconnections between media, old and new, and the humanitarian challenges that have come to define the twenty-first century.

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Principles of Ethical Leadership

Transformational change requires values-based, ethical leadership. To create a more fair, just, and respectful society, it is essential to develop sound leadership protocols. Emphasizing ethical leadership in all facets of society, from government and military, to business and education, will promote greater communication and understanding between organizations, allowing for greater collaboration and creative problem solving.

Christopher Peters (Puhlik-lah/Karuk)

Professor Norman Hayes Building leaders and instilling leadership skills is a continuing passion for Professor Hayes. Following 31 years in the Navy, visiting, or living in over 54 foreign countries—he learned that superior leadership skills and critical thinking can overcome most obstacles, but there are too few examples of exceptional leadership and moral courage at the pinnacle of our culture and governments—something that must change.

Powerpoint
January 2, 2020

Leadership Philosophy

Norman Hayes

Leadership Philosophy: the 3Ts, "MELS," Speed of Leadership, and Ikigai.

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Christopher Peters (Puhlik-lah/Karuk)

Purnaka L. de Silva, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor—School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, has taught Political Science, International Relations, Diplomacy and United Nations Studies in the United States and in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has over 30 years’ experience in conflict and peace studies—with special focus on political violence, paramilitaries, counterterrorism, and transnational security, as well as the role of diplomacy within the United Nations system.

Publication
March 31, 2020

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Quo Vadis Homo Sapiens?

Purnaka L. de Silva, Ph.D.

NEW YORK, Mar 31, 2020 (Inter Press Service)—The writing is on the wall for all to see from far and wide—there is nowhere to hide from this invisible enemy, a new coronavirus, maybe with the exception of self-isolation, quarantined at home and even then, we are not 100% safe.

Read on External WebsiteRead on External Website
Publication
January 8, 2018

‘Red Alert’ 2018—Global Unity, Media and Humanitarian Action

Purnaka L. de Silva, Ph.D.

NEW YORK, Jan 5, 2018 (Inter Press Service)—“Unity is the path. Our future depends on it,” said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, as he issued an unequivocal global ‘Red Alert’ in his New Year message on December 31, 2017.

Read on External WebsiteRead on External Website
Audio
June 10, 2013

Our Sacred Journey: Peace and Development in International Geopolitics

Purnaka L. de Silva, Ph.D.
Audrey E. Kitagawa, J.D.

Audrey Kitagawa interviews Dr. Purnaka L. de Silva as he shares about the values of duty and service he learned from his parents...

ListenListen
Publication
December 1, 1997

Sri Lanka: Futures Beyond Conflict

Purnaka L. De Silva, Ph.D.

Not so long ago, Sri Lanka was stereotypically portrayed as a stable, model democracy inhabited by friendly and fun-loving natives; a place in the sun reserved for enjoyment; an oasis in the so called (poverty and disease ridden) ‘Third World’; a virtual paradise for tourists and natives alike. In reality, Sri Lanka has seen the burgeoning of revolutionary struggles and nationalist fervour, from putschist attempts to capture state power to liberation and self-determination.

ReadRead
Publication

Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action

Purnaka L. de Silva, Ph.D.

In this moment of unprecedented humanitarian crises, the representations of global disasters are increasingly common media themes around the world. The Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action explores the interconnections between media, old and new, and the humanitarian challenges that have come to define the twenty-first century.

Read on External WebsiteRead on External Website

Christopher Peters (Puhlik-lah/Karuk)

Professor Norman Hayes Building leaders and instilling leadership skills is a continuing passion for Professor Hayes. Following 31 years in the Navy, visiting, or living in over 54 foreign countries—he learned that superior leadership skills and critical thinking can overcome most obstacles, but there are too few examples of exceptional leadership and moral courage at the pinnacle of our culture and governments—something that must change.

Principles of Ethical Leadership

Transformational change requires values-based, ethical leadership. To create a more fair, just, and respectful society, it is essential to develop sound leadership protocols. Emphasizing ethical leadership in all facets of society, from government and military, to business and education, will promote greater communication and understanding between organizations, allowing for greater collaboration and creative problem solving.

Powerpoint
January 2, 2020

Leadership Philosophy

Norman Hayes

Leadership Philosophy: the 3Ts, "MELS," Speed of Leadership, and Ikigai.

ViewView

Diverse Perspectives for Better Understanding

Diplomatic relations are at the forefront of global collaboration, but diplomatic representatives are mandated by their governments to focus on their own nation’s challenges and issues. A broader, multicultural, collaborative perspective is needed to overcome differences in priorities and find a common ground for change. Realizing our full potential as a global civilization while honoring diverse cultures depends on proactive cooperation, communication, and respect.

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