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4 – 6PM  Friday, November 10, 2017

Poynter -Francis Wade, “Understanding the Rohingya Crisis: Race, Religion, and Violence in Burma”

Wade joins a panel with James C Scott, Sterling Professor Political Science at Yale and Kyaw Hsan Hlaing, a Burmese peace activist working on Rohingya issues.
The Rohingya, a Muslim minority of Burma of approximately one million people, are enduring a protracted and ongoing ethnic cleansing campaign. In September alone the Myanmar military burned hundreds of villages and forced nearly half a million to flee to Bangladesh. Journalist Francis Wade, the author of Myanmar’s Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence and the Making of a Muslim ‘Other’ (2017), joins a panel of scholars and activists to explore the deep roots of these events, examining how violent prejudices were nurtured by the military and activated during the democratic transition, and what potential there is for peace and security in Burma not only for the Rohingya but for the country’s other minorities.

Admission: Free
Sponsor: Poynter Fellowship in Journalism and Co-sponsored by the Council on Southeast Asian Studies and the Schell Center at Yale Law School
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