Harinda Vidanage is currently Visiting Assistant Professor International Relations. He was formerly the Fulbright Scholar in Residence at St. Lawrence University, Canton New York. He was formerly the Director, Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) 2009 – 2011 based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The BCIS is Sri Lanka’s premier and first international relations think tank and education establishment setup in 1975. Dr. Vidanage is a political scientist by training and gained his doctorate from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom in 2009.
Dr. Vidanage served as the youngest advisor on International Affairs to the Sri Lankan President H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa during 2006 – 2010 and the role of consultant to the Sri Lankan Prime Minister during 2004- 2005 on international Affairs
Dr. Vidanage’s broader research interest and publications have been on Cyber Politics and new forms of cyber terrorism. He is interested in research on new studies in the realm of Geo Politics of Indian-Pacific Oceans and International security (IS) especially the notion of ‘assemblage terror’ and looking at spheres of cyber security with a special focus on the problem of bio security in cyberspace and its national security implications. He teaches, Introduction to International Relations, Cyber Politics, Technology & War and Indian Ocean geo politics at the St. Lawrence University.
PhD in Politics
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