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Ethnicity, Citizenship and Human Rights in Burma: The History and Plight of the Rohingya

Event Type
Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Global Studies, CAS, CEAPS, Law, LAS, Religion, Global Crossroads, IPRH, SLCL
Heritage Room, ACES Library, 1101 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
Nov 8, 2012  
Originating Calendar
Global Health Initiative Events

Session 1: 1:00-3:30

Panel chair: Valerie Hoffman, Director, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois

Powerpoint with audio by Greg Constantine, author of Exiled to Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya Jacques P. Leider, Director, cole Franaise d’Extrme-Orient, Chiang Mai, Thailand: “Communal

Strife at a Cultural Frontier: Buddhists and Muslims in Arakan in Historical Perspective”

Thibaut d’Hubert, Assistant Professor, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago

Nora Rowley, physician, human rights activist, and former field doctor with Doctors Without Borders in Burma: “Rohingya Muslims: Terrorized for Decades in Burma under Orwellian Authoritarian Rule”

Wakar Uddin, Director General, Arakan Rohingya Union; Chairman, Burmese Rohingya Association of North America: “Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide in Myanmar: Crisis of a Global Magnitude”

3:30-4 Coffee break

Session 2: 4:00-6:00

Panel chair: Robert McKim, Department of Religion, University of Illinois

Benjamin Zawacki, Myanmar regional representative, International Development Law Organization: “Rhetoric v. Law: Defining Myanmar’s Rohingya Problem”

Matthew Smith, Burma specialist, Human Rights Watch
Abid Bahar, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Dawson College, Montreal: “Crisis in Arakan:

Contemplating the Future of the Rohingya in Burma”
Patrick Keenan, Professor, College of Law, University of Illinois: concluding remarks 

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