Wai Wai Nu | On Rohingya Citizenship Rights: Talk followed by community updates by UC Berkeley's Rohingya Working Group

Lecture | March 19 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Wai Wai Nu, Visiting Scholar, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley

 Eric Stover, Faculty Director of the Human Rights Center and Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Health, UC Berkeley

 Yoshika Crider, PhD Student | Energy & Resources Group

 Samira Siddique, MS PhD Student | Energy & Resources Group

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Human Rights Center

Since August 2017, Burmese security forces have been carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State forcing over half a million of them to flee to neighboring Bangladesh to escape killings, arson, and other atrocities. This mass migration has resulted in one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. The Chowdhury Center, in a attempt to understand this, has launched a Rohingya Working Group in which students, researchers, and practitioners are invited to develop ideas and collaborations to further our collective work related to the Rohingya crisis.

The Rohingya Working Group, comprised of students, researchers, and practitioners, and hosted by the Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at UC Berkeley, exists to promote new research ideas and collaborations to further work related to the Rohingya crisis.

Join us on Wednesday, March 19, 2019 and hear from members of the Rohingya Working Group as they update us on their research experiences on the Rohingya crisis.

The evening will feature a talk by Wai Wai Nu on citizenship rights. Wai Wai Nu is from the Rohingya community and is currently a legal rights scholar at the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley. She spent seven years as a political prisoner in Burma after a closed-door hearing with no legal representation, a quick conviction, and no available appeal.

Event is FREE and OPEN to the public.

Established in 2013 with a generous gift from the Subir & Malini Chowdhury Foundation, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at UC Berkeley champions the study of Bangladesh’s cultures, peoples and history. The first of its kind in the US, the Center’s mission is to create an innovative model combining research, scholarships, the promotion of art and culture, and the building of ties between institutions in Bangladesh and the University of California.

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