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Myanmar’s Democratic Transition: What does that mean for the Persecuted Rohingya?

Hosted by the South Asian Research Cluster, Wolfson College, Oxford University

Date

Wed, 11/05/2016 – 08:30 to 16:30
Auditorium, Wolfson College

Convenor

Emeritus Professor Barbara Harriss-White

Speaker(s)

Emeritus ProfeWolfson_12ssor Barbara Harriss-White, Dr Maung Zarni, Emeritus Professor Barbara Harrell-Bond, Daw Khin Hla, Professor Michael Charney, Maung Bo Bo, Professor Shapan Adnan, Dr S Saad Mahmood, Dr Ambia Perveen, Matthew Smith, Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Professor Daniel Feierstein, Professor Penny Green, Thomas McManus, Amartya Sen, Tomas Ojea Quintana, Dr Azeem Ibrahim, Azril Mohd Amin, Mark Farmaner, Tun Khin, Nurul Islam, Dr Hla Kyaw

Objectives:

1. to continue shining the spotlight of university and independent research onto what is increasingly recognized as Myanmar’s slow genocide of the Rohingya among international genocide and legal scholars as well as world’s icons such as Desmond Tutu, George Soros, Mairead Maguire, Amartya Sen, the Dalai Lama etc.;

2. to call urgent attention to recent research into the deplorable human conditions under which over 1 million Rohingya live in ‘vast open prisons’ (i.e., Rohingya villages and towns) and the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, which the New York Times call “the 21st century concentration camps”;

3. to present evidence to persuade Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi government to prioritize the end of decades-long state persecution of the Rohingya minority; and

4. to brainstorm critical and constructive ideas which may enable Myanmar’s democrats to remove one of the greatest obstacles to genuine democratization – the continued persecution of an entire ethnic minority in Western Burma.

Registration begins at 8 am and the conference, at 8:30 am.

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For further information please see pdf below

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