Panel Discussion | February 10 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | The Capitol Complex, 2359 Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Ave, Washington, DC 20515
Samira Siddique, PhD Student | Energy & Resources Group; Shireen Huq, Founder Narippokho; Rahima Begum, Co-director, Restless Beings; Prashanta Tripura, Professor, BRAC University; Yasmin Ullah, Research Coordinator, Rohingya Human Rights Network; Mabrur Ahmed, Director, Restless Beings; Ali Riaz, Distinguished Professor at the Department of Politics and Government, Illinois State University
Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies
Join us for a workshop on the Rohingya Crisis and hear scholars and researchers:
Disentangle the various myths and narratives around Rohingya identity and claims to Myanmar citizenship, especially in relation to Bengali/Bangladeshi identity
Analyze the multilayered and often contradictory implications -- for the Bangladeshi state, transnational actors, and various communities within its borders -- of living in/hosting what is now apparently the worlds largest refugee camp; and
Discuss the possibilities for moving forward, including Bangladeshi efforts to take the issue to the ICC.
Sanchita Saxena, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, UC Berkeley
Ali Riaz, Political Science, Illinois State University
Shireen Huq, Narippokho
Rahima Begum, Restless Beings
Prashanta Tripura, Aparajita
Yasmin Ullah, Rohingya Human Rights Network
Samira Siddique, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley
Mabrur Ahmed, Restless Beings
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 Bangladeshs cultures, peoples and history. The first of its kind in the US, the Centers 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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