Prof. Nayani Melegoda
Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Prof. Nayani Melegoda is Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Colombo, and Senior Professor of International Relations. She also serves as a member of the Task Force on the Freedom of Navigation in the Indian Ocean, chaired by the Hon. Prime Minister, and is a member of the LKI Board of Management.
Prof. Melegoda is a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of National Security of Sri Lanka, Affiliated Researcher at the Institute of Peace Science at Hiroshima University in Japan, and Sri Lanka Country Expert for the Varieties of Democracy Project at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. Her specialisation and interests include the geopolitics of South Asia, foreign policy of Sri Lanka, and United Nations Peacekeeping. She completed her PhD at the University of Leeds in the UK, and has been a Senior Fulbright Scholar in the US, as well as a Japan Foundation Fellow.