Prof. Siri Hettige

[Co -Chair]
Emeritus Professor of Sociology
University of Colombo
Sri Lanka

Siri Hettige is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka . He is also an Adjunct Professor at the RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Professor Hettige was recently appointed as the Chairman, National Police Commission, Sri Lanka. He is also the Honorary President of the Association of Sri Lankan Sociologists and Chairman, the Working Committee on Social Sciences, National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka. He has published widely on such themes as youth, education, social and political conflict, social policy and governance and development. He has also served as a Visiting Professor/ Researcher at a number of overseas universities such as University of Zurich, Switzerland, University of Kuopio, Finland, Melbourne University, and University of Adelaide, Australia. His most recent publications include: Globalization, Employment and Education, co-authored with Angela Little, Rutledge, London (2013), Governance, Conflict and Development in South Asia, co-edited with Eva Geherz, Sage publications, Delhi, (2014), Towards a Sane Society, Sarasavi, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka (2015).

D. Bruce Carter, Ph.D.

D. Bruce Carter, Ph.D.

[Co -Chair]
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology and Human Development & Family Sciences, Falk College; Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York.USA

D. Bruce Carter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology (College of Arts and Sciences) and in the Department of Human Development and Family Science (David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics) at Syracuse University. Professor Carter completed his undergraduate training at Eckerd College, his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Virginia and was a National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHHD) postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan before arriving at Syracuse University. In addition to his tenure at Syracuse University, Professor Carter has taught in Japan and in China and has presented his research at international conferences in several locations. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and has been a member of many professional groups and organizations devoted to the study of children and youth. He has published widely on issues of social development among children, adolescents, and emerging adults as well as in the areas of human sexuality and mental health among adults. He is the author or editor of books and chapters, articles in refereed journals, and presentations at professional conferences. His most recent publications include articles on parental emotion regulation and preschoolers’ prosocial behavior and prenatal and antenatal depression in women.

Scientific Committee


Conference Convener


Mr. Isanka P Gamage
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