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    • 04.24 U.S.-Burma Relations and the Plight of the Rohingya Thursday, April 24, 12:30-3:00pmU.S.-Burma Relations and the Plight of the RohingyaSIS Abramson Family Founders RoomJoin us for an event that is part academic and part activist.Panelists include:Dr. Wakar Uddin, Penn State University, Director General, Arakan Rohingya UnionJennifer Quigley, Executive Director, U.S. Campaign for BurmaDaniel Sullivan, United to End GenocideBenjamin Zawacki, Visiting Fellow, Harvard University Human Rights Program FA ’15Meet Burmese and Rohingya community members, hear their story, and discuss the human rights situation and what you can do!Click here to view event info on the AU facebook page. 
    • 04.24 Ethnic And Religious Tolerance In Myanmar Thursday, April 24, 20142:30-4:30 p.m.Myanmar's political liberalization has exposed a troubling intolerance within certain sectors of the population for the country's religious and ethnic diversity, giving rise to various manifestations of ethnic and religious chauvinism, including communal violence. These developments are causing deep concern in the international community about whether the government in Naypyitaw has both the will and the capacity to prevent this populist extremism from threatening the reform process itself. Ethnic and religious conflict in Myanmar has deep historical, cultural, political, economic and psychological origins and has been variously contained and abetted by previous governments. Despite efforts to address the underlying political and economic conditions that have fueled conflict with ethnic minorities for decades, the government may now find itself overtaken by a challenge from the ethnic majority that it did not anticipate.The panel will discuss the nature and history of the rising ethnic and religious intolerance in Myanmar, its potential impact on Myanmar's international relations, and possible measures that external actors might take to help address the problem.Speakers:Priscilla Clapp, former Charge d'Affaires at the US Embassy in Burma; Senior Advisor to the Asia Society and the US Institute of PeaceWin Min, Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Economic and Social Development of the Myanmar Development Resource Institute (MDRI-CESD)Susan Hayward, Religion and Peacebuilding Program, US Institute of Peace Moderator:Alan Romberg, Distinguished Fellow and Director, East Asia Program, Henry L. Stimson CenterClick here to view event info on the Stimson site.
    • 04.28 Decades of State Persecution and Destruction of Rohingya Muslims in Burma LSE Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit conferenceDate: Monday 28 April 2014Time: 8.30-4pm Venue: Shaw Library, Old BuildingSpeakers: 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 ZarniA 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.Click here for event info on the LSE site.