[WEBCAST] Return to Sri Lanka: Travels in a Paradoxical IslandVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asian Pacific Book Series
In this second presentation of the Asian Pacific book series, Razeen Sally will bring us to Sri Lanka by sharing his very personal tale in the latest published Return to Sri Lanka: Travels in a Paradoxical Island. The book is a travel memoir, and his take on Sri Lanka. Sally will tell the story of his Sri Lankan childhood, the long adult absence, and refamiliarising himself with Sri Lanka in the last decade of traveling all over the island. He will also use his journey to tell the bigger story of Sri Lanka: its history, its people and landscapes, and its turbulent politics that turned his family and childhood upside down. Along the way, he tries to make sense of Sri Lanka's manifold paradoxes. This book is an attempt to capture the spirit of time and place, especially of Sri Lanka in the decade after the end of its civil war.
Razeen Sally is a Sri Lankan-British writer. His new book, a travel memoir, is Return to Sri Lanka: Travels in a Paradoxical Island (Juggernaut). He is a visiting associate professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, and previously taught at the London School of Economics. He was chairman of the Institute of Policy Studies, the main economic-policy think tank in Sri Lanka, and senior adviser to the minister of finance. He has been director of the European Centre for International Political Economy, a global-economy think tank in Brussels, and has held visiting research and teaching positions in the USA, France, Australia and Hong Kong. He was also chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Competitiveness.
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