Dr. Pl DeSilva

Dr PL DeSilva is a former combatant in the Sri lankan war, the ED of the Institute for Strategic Studies and Democracy, a former UN official with the Global Compact An author, academician
And high outreach and contacts on the ground in high levels of government in the IK, Sri lanka, South Kprea, Libya. Yemen. Current – covering Libya and terrorist threats posed by the so-called Islamic State (Daesh). Previous – immediately after 9/11, Member of the UN Terrorism Committee, and Member of the Special Sub-Group on Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism Supervising the academic quality of multi-country field research study (ongoing since 2011) on “human trafficking, forced migration, terrorist infiltration and money laundering”. Visiting professor in several universities around the world

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Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions acknowledges it is situated on the traditional homelands of the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Hoocąk (Winnebago/Ho’Chunk), Jiwere (Otoe), Nutachi (Missouria), and Baxoje (Iowas); Kiash Matchitiwuk (Menominee); Meshkwahkîha (Meskwaki); Asâkîwaki (Sauk); Myaamiaki (Miami), Waayaahtanwaki (Wea), and Peeyankihšiaki (Piankashaw); Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo); Inoka (Illini Confederacy); Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), and Odawak (Odawa).

PoWR recognizes the region we now call Chicago remains home to a diversity of Indigenous peoples today and this land upon which we walk, live, and play continues to be Indigenous land.

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