On July 17, 2017, the Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research hosted a discussion colloquium featuring the following presentations:
Dr. Kate Cronin-Furman: “The Politics of Transitional Justice”
Ms. Nedra Rodrigo “Unearthing Tamil Refugee Narratives: Sacred Traces in Secular Practices”
Dr. Kate Cronin-Furman is a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School and an expert on accountability for mass atrocities. Dr. Cronin-Furman completed her J.D. and Ph.D. at Columbia University. Her work has appeared in the International Journal of Transitional Justice, The Washington Post‘s “Monkey Cage” blog, The Atlantic, The National Interest, and The New York Times.
Ms. Nedra Arun Rodrigo is currently completing her PhD in the Humanities program at York University, on Tamil refugee narratives. She is a co-founder of the Tamil Studies Symposium at York University, where she is also developing an archive of Tamil Resources. She is a Spoken Word artist who has been featured at Scream in High Park, Desh Pardesh and Masala Mendhi Masti, and whose poetry has been published in various anthologies. She has translated works by R. Cheran, V.I.S. Jayapalan, Puthuvai Ratnathurai, Rashmy, Theva Abira, Siththanthan Sabapathy, Kuna Kaviyazhakan and Fahima Jahan, and her essays have been published in the International Journal of the Humanities, Global Tensions, Global Possibilities; Human Rights and the Arts: Essays on Global Asia; and Studies in Canadian Literature.