Faculty & Staff

Academic Advisors

Atlantic International University is justly proud of its Academic Advisors and Assessors. Their qualifications and expertise allow us to assert that your program will be evaluated by recognized specialists in the discipline, with extensive academic experience. The advisors responsibility is to guide the student through the key steps of the academic program. Following is a partial list of current Advisors/Assessors.


Dr. Nilani Ljunggren,
Academic Advisor

Atlantic International University

 Atlantic International University
 Academic Advisor
 900 Fort Street Mall 40
 United States
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 [email protected]

Nilani Ljunggren De Silva, PhD




EDUCATION:           Ph.D. in Human & Social Science, Atlantic International University, USA (2008)


MA in International Pedagogy Stockholm University


MA in Mass Communication, Leicester University, UK


Sociology Bachelor and Magister, Stockholm University


SPECIALIZATIONS: Development, Education, Post Conflict Studies, Women studies, Gender, Decentralisation, Globalisation, Migration, Governance, Democracy, Human Right framework to analyse Education, Diversity and teacher education, Inclusive education, Civil Society & Social and cultural Capital.




Computer skills:         Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook,

and familiar with Microsoft Project.






2005            Documentary Novel: Monsoon Dream/

Woman’s battle in Conflicts: (Book Surge Publishing USA

2nd edition: Vijitha Yapa Publishing, Sri Lanka


2008                             Abuse of Immigrant Brides: How to tackle the Problem?

                   (Publisher: Stockholm University)



Work in progress          Comparative Study: Girls Education in Post Conflict:

                   Sierra Leone & Liberia- PhD Thesis (Atlantic International

                   University Publication, USA)             


                                            Female Voices from the Battle Field in Liberia

                                            Ethnographic Field work-composing as poetries  


Articles                                Flickors kamp för utbildning I Liberia

                                            Education in Post Conflict countires-African Affairs –Focus Africa published in May 2009.



Present at               Södertörns University- Stockholm

International           Nordic Seminar on Social Movements

Conferences:         “Women Migration & Social Mobility”


                    Nordic African Institute- Uppsala

“Female Circumcision & Polygamy: Young women

Challenges culture in Post war transition: Liberia & Sierra



                   Nordic Africa Institute –Denmark

                   “Millennium Development Goals

                   Challenges & Possibilities”


                   SIDA- Global Challenge in Research Corporation

         “A Gender Framework for Education Policy Dialogues:

Women, Education & Development


Lectures:                     Feminist analysis on Field of Gender, Development & Education: Institute of International Education

University of Stockholm



Work Experiences:


2008-2009       Researcher, Stockholm University


2008-2009                          Open University Sri Lanka, Visiting Lecturer & Course designer masters level in sociology


2008                Scholarship holder programme Office

SIDA, Sweden


2008                            Guest Researcher at Nanjala

                                   University, Sierra Leone (June-Aug)


2008-10-16                  Scholarship Holder, Nordic African University 

                   (September-October, 2008)

2004-2008                          Link Publishing, Book Reviewer and Publishing Coordinator (parallel with PhD programme)


2001-2002                          Worked as an Administrator at Botswana Embassy.


1995-2000                          Worked as a Media Researcher in the Columbus Publishing Company- publishing House, in London, UK.


1990- 1995                         Work as a Press and Public Relation Officer at Sri Lanka Embassy in Stockholm- Liaison with various relevant NGOs and developed assistant organisation: SIDA, DANIDA and FINNIDIA.


1986-1989               Worked as a Project Assistant at USAID in Sri Lanka-US Embassy, mainly dealt with development projects funded by USA in rural areas in Sri Lanka.



Voluntary work:                 Work as a voluntary for the Red Cross (prison visits) in Sweden followed two Red Cross voluntary courses.


                                            Work with women shelter movement in Stockholm












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