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Decades of State Persecution and Destruction of Rohingya Muslims in Burma

LSE Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit conference

Date: Monday 28 April 2014
Time: 8.30-4pm 
Venue:  Shaw Library, Old Building
Speakers: Dr Shapan Adnan, Professor Bridget Conley, Professor Gabriele Della Morte, Professor Daniel Feierstein, Professor Penny Green, Professor Barbara Harrell-Bond, Nural Islam, Dr Helen Jarvis, Tun Khin, Prudentienne Seward, Matthew Smith, Daniel Sullivan, Professor Gianni Tognoni, Christopher Tuckwood, Kyaw Win, Dr Maung Zarni

A group of renowned genocide scholars, Rohingya activists and practitioners with first-hand involvement in previous genocide tribunals such as Yugoslavia, Cambodia, & Rwanda will discuss their research findings, explore various international human rights laws, and brainstorm ways to bring an end to one of the world’s longest state-directed ethnic persecutions

Shapan Adnan is an associate at the Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme, Oxford University and former associate professor of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore.

Bridget Conley is from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Boston and formerly director of research at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Gabriele Della Morte is counsel for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) (2003-2004) and law clerk for the Prosecutor’s Office of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (2000).

Daniel Feierstein is president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars and author of Genocide as a Social Practice.

Penny Green is professor of law and criminology, and director of the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), King’s College, University of London.

Barbara Harrell-Bond is founding director, refugee studies, Oxford University.

Nural Islam is president of the Arakan National Organization.

Helen Jarvis is former chief of public affairs of the Cambodian Tribunal & co-author of Getting away with genocide?

Tun Khin is president of the Burmese Rohingya Organization UK.

Prudentienne Seward is a 1994 Rwanda genocide survivor and activist.

Matthew Smith is founder and executive director of Fortify Rights.

Daniel Sullivan is director of policy and government relations, United to End Genocide and co-author with former U.S. Congressman Tom Andrews of the report Marching to Genocide in Burma (March 2014).

Gianni Tognoni is general secretary, Permanent People’s Tribunal, Rome.

Christopher Tuckwood is executive director of The Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention, Canada.

Kyaw Win is from the Burmese Muslim Association, UK.

Maung Zarni is a visiting fellow (2013-15) at the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, LSE and senior research fellow at the Centre for Democracy and Elections, University of Malaya.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #Rohingya


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