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Chandra de Silva

  • Chandra de Silva
  • Vice Provost for Faculty and Program Development
  • Academic Affairs
  • 220 B Koch Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4423
  • cdesilva@odu.edu
  • Chandra de Silva is Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Professor Department of History, College of Arts and Letters at Old Dominion University. He has written extensively on Portuguese Colonial History and on contemporary education, ethnicity and politics and legal issues.
  • Education

    Alliance Francaise de Paris, 1987
    Degree: Diplome de Langue Francaise
    University Of London (United Kingdom), 1968
    Major: History
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Ceylon, 1962
    Major: History
    Degree: B.A.
  • Research Interests

    Portuguese Colonial History; History of Sri Lanka; Ethnicity and Politics; Religion and Politics; Electoral Systems; Legal Issues
  • Expertise

    History
    Ethnic Conflict / Developing Countries / History of Sri Lanka
    International Issues
    Ethnic Conflict / Developing Countries / History of Sri Lanka
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Co-Principal Investigator, Contract with ITA to deliver Cultural Competency Training to the US Navy
    Date: 2006 - 2007
    Investigators:De Silva, C.
    Principal author of a Title VI grant to fund an Overseas Research Center in Sri Lanka. (Recipient-American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies)
    Sponsoring Organization: the US Department of Education
    Date: 2003 - 2007
    Investigators:De Silva, C.
    Principal author of a Title VI grant to fund an Overseas Research Center in Sri Lanka (Recipient-American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies)
    Sponsoring Organization: US Department of Education
    Date: 2000 - 2003
    Investigators:De Silva, C.
    Co-author of a successful grant proposal to fund short-term scholarships for research in Sri Lanka (Recipient-American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies)
    Sponsoring Organization: the Council for American Overseas Research Centers
    Date: 2000 - 2002
    Investigators:De Silva, C.
    Principal author of a successful grant proposal to fund short-term scholarships for research in Sri Lanka(Recipient-American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies).
    Sponsoring Organization: the Council for American Overseas Research Centers
    Date: 1998 - 2000
    Investigators:De Silva, C.
    Co-author of a successful grant proposal for a two-year program to fund scholarships for research in Sri Lanka. (Recipient-American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies)
    Sponsoring Organization: the US Information Agency
    Date: 1996 - 1998
    Investigators:De Silva, C.
    Minor research grants ($5000 and under)
    Sponsoring Organization: the American Philosophical Association, Indian Council for Social Sciences, Asia Foundation
    Date: 1976 - 1983
    Investigators:De Silva, C.
    Hallsworth Fellowship at the Department of Government
    Sponsoring Organization: University of Manchester
    Date: 1982 - 1982
    Investigators:De Silva, C.
    Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Fellowship, Lisbon
    Date: 1976 - 1976
    Investigators:De Silva, C.
    Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Fellowship, Lisbon
    Date: 1971 - 1971
    Investigators:De Silva, C.
    Studentship for South Asia
    Sponsoring Organization: School of Oriental and African Studies, London
    Date: 1964 - 1967
    Investigators:De Silva, C.