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Tudor Silva

Resident Director, Sri Lanka

Start Date

July 2018


World Traveler • Scholar • Field Researcher • Avid Gardner 

"As a scholar, my research investigates issues of cultural identity, Social history, Social inequality and post-conflict reconciliation. As a teacher, my seminars encourage students to critically examine their own background and how it influences their academic lives. I'm excited to contribute these passions to an organization like IFSA that fuses deep learning with a future-focused approach. For me IFSA provides a wonderful platform to mentor rising global citizens through sharing of cultures and related reflections."


Tudor holds a BA from the University of Peradeniya and PhD from Monash University in Australia. In recognition of his long and distinguished career, he was awarded Professor Emeritus status at the University of Peradeniya in 2016.

Travel Experience

Tudor has held short-term teaching and research positions at several institutions in England, the United States, Australia and the Philippines, which provided him with tremendous opportunities to engage with students from diverse backgrounds.

Did You Know?

Intercultural Agility is built into his name-with 'Silva' from Portugal, 'Tudor' from England and 'Kalinga' from India. Like it or not, they are all associated with colonial powers in Sri Lanka at one time or another. He is, however, a proud Sri Lankan through and through!