Sri Lanka- Peace In Pieces Lecture this Thursday

Kia Ora,

With renewed strength, the Peace in Pieces Committee is determined to present the long awaited lecture series highlighting the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka. It will be an opportunity to hear New Zealand academics and other subject matter experts speak about various topics including media freedom and human rights violations in Sri Lanka to provide a better understanding of the crisis that has unfolded. Due to unforeseen and at the same time despicable reasons, the lecture series did not commence last month as initially planned, presumably due to its controversial nature.

We sincerely hope that this is by no means going to discourage you from attending but in fact has given rise to your curiosity. This time you will have the opportunity to hear two academics speak at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT):

‘Journalism, Human Rights and Terrorism in Sri Lanka’

by Dr Martin Hirst, Associate Professor of Journalism, AUT University


‘Slow Genocide’

by Professor Margaret Trawick, Professor of Social Anthropology, Massey University.

When: Thursday, 2nd July 2009 at 6.30 pm

Where: Lecture Room WA220, AUT Wellesley Campus, 55 Wellesley Street (Ground floor of AUT Library Building).

Please see invitation attached. Your presence will be greatly appreciated. Please forward this invite to all your contacts.

Peace in Pieces Event Committee


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