Author Nitya Ramanathan

Nitya Ramanathan is an International Relations major with minors in Resistance to Genocide and Human Rights at the University of Southern California. She has completed internships with Human Rights Watch, the Shoah Foundation and non-governmental organizations in Sri Lanka working for postwar reconciliation. Nitya has conducted field research in Rwanda, Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka on the topic of post-conflict reconstruction, specifically examining transitional justice and identity politics. She has published a piece on the topic in the UCLA Undergraduate Law Journal and wrote her honors thesis on the relationship between peace and justice. Her research interests include human rights, post-conflict reconstruction, gender and violence, justice, and international intervention into conflict areas.


On October 20th, two United Nation officials visited Detroit, Michigan to conduct an unofficial investigation…