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Crisis in Myanmar: The Rohingya Refugees & The American Response

Among the most pressing humanitarian crises that plague the world in 2018 is the mass persecution of the Rohingya community in Myanmar and the subsequent refugee crisis in South Asia. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya living in Myanmar have fled across the border to Bangladesh and into other territories as a result of violence that former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, among others, has deemed ethnic cleansing. Was this crisis preventable? What role did the United States’ action or inaction play? And, most importantly, what can be done now?
Join the IOP as we welcome two distinguished reporters, Jason Motlagh and Nahal Toosi, to discuss this crisis.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at iop-myanmar.eventbrite.com

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Logan Center for the Arts Screening Room

The Study of Southern Asia at the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is one of the leading centers for the study of Southern Asia. Countries in which we have scholarly expertise include in South Asia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka; and in Southeast Asia, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Tibet (as an autonomous region), and Vietnam.

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