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What’s Next for the Rohingya?

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In August 2017, security forces in Burma’s Rakhine state staged a harsh and extended crackdown on the Rohingya—a deeply marginalized and persecuted Muslim minority community. Thousands are estimated to have died, while more than half a million fled to neighboring Bangladesh. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres described the tragedy as ethnic cleansing. At this event, Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen, a top expert on Burma, will discuss developments involving the Rohingya since the 2017 crackdown, including key recent events, and what might be in store next for the troubled community. Does the political will exist in Burma to improve conditions for the Rohingya and to address the underlying issues that fuel their persecution? What will become of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh? Dr. Kipgen will address these questions and more.

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Speakers

  • Nehginpao Kipgen

    Associate Professor and Executive Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University (India)
  • Michael C. Davis

    Fellow
    Professor of Law and International Affairs, Jindal Global University, Delhi, India