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The Rohingya Crisis
February 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
As you read this, thousands of ethnic minority Rohingyas are being forced to flee from Myanmar following the destruction of their villages by the Myanmar army. In August of 2017 alone, an estimated 6,700 Rohingya were killed, 700 of which were children. This ongoing crisis has been labeled a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” by the United Nations and has garnered significant media coverage.
Dr. Azeem Ibrahim is a Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College, and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Policy in Washington. He is also the author of “The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide”. He will help explain the complicated history of Myanmar and the challenges posed by today’s crisis.
Our second panelist is Dr. Elizabeth Ferris, a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution and serves as the co-director of the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement. In addition to her positions within the Brookings Institution, Ferris is an adjunct associate professor in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Dr. Ferris has also served as Senior Advisor to the UN Human Rights Council and will speak to the humanitarian response to the crisis.
Food will be served.
Location: Healey Family Student Center- Social Room