Master's Program Graduate Honored for Peace Promotion

February 23, 2009

Madhumita Datta, a graduate of the Master of Arts in Coexistence and Conflict program in 2008, was recognized by Rotary International for "promotion of peace and conflict resolution." She was honored at a special function in India on February 21 organized to observe the Rotary organization's World Understanding and Peace Month.

Datta is the chief reporter of Aajkaal, a leading Bengali newspaper. She covered the tragic riots in Gujarat and subsequently published a book on the topic, Raktomakha Chhai (Blood Smeared Ashes). She also published a book on human behavior in cyberspace, Cyber Santras (Cyber Terrorism).