Author: Kokulan Mahendiran

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Kokulan Mahendiran FRSA is a passionate and entrepreneurial law student at the University of Southampton, with especial interest in politics, development and sustainability. He has completed graduate coursework at Harvard University, in addition to undergraduate studies at McGill University. Mahendiran has worked at the Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust in Colombo, Sri Lanka and the House of Commons in London, UK. Highly active in civic life, he has been interviewed by various media outlets and has himself published op-eds in publications including the National Post, the Montreal Gazette, and the Huffington Post. He currently sits as a voting member of the University of Southampton's Senate. Mahendiran was recognized for his "outstanding service to the community" in 2013 with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2014, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and in 2015, awarded the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award, for his efforts "to help others and to build a smart and caring nation," by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, and nominated an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society.