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USCIRF Conversation: An Update on Rohingya Refugees

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U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

USCIRF Conversation: An Update on Rohingya Refugees

Thursday, August 27, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual Event

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August 25th marks the third anniversary of the Burmese military campaign in Rakhine State that resulted in mass atrocities and displaced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims. Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a virtual event to discuss the current situation of Rohingya Muslims in Burma and in refugee camps in Bangladesh, as well as the pending international lawsuits against the Burmese government (see USCIRF’s factsheet).

USCIRF Vice Chair Anurima Bhargava and Commissioner Nadine Maenza will be joined by U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide Director Naomi Kikoler, USHMM Fellow Wai Wai Nu, and Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK President Tun Khin​ to discuss recommendations for U.S. policymakers to alleviate the plight of Rohingya refugees and hold Burmese military leaders accountable. ​This event will be moderated by USCIRF Supervisory Policy Analyst Dominic J. Nardi. ​​

Panelists

  • Anurima Bhargava, Vice Chair, USCIRF
  • Nadine Maenza, Commissioner, USCIRF
  • Naomi Kikoler, Director, USHMM Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide
  • Wai Wai Nu, Executive Director, Women's Peace Network; Fellow, USHMM Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide
  • Tun Khin, President, Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK

Moderator

  • Dominic J. Nardi, Supervisory Policy Analyst, USCIRF

This virtual event is open to the public and media. The video recording will be posted on the Commission website. For any additional questions, please contact media@uscirf.gov.

 

Gayle Manchin, Chair · Tony Perkins, Vice Chair · Anurima Bhargava, Vice Chair
Gary Bauer · James W. Carr · Frederick A. Davie · Nadine Maenza · Johnnie Moore · Nury Turkel

Erin D. Singshinsuk, Executive Director

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The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is an independent, bipartisan federal government entity established by the U.S. Congress to monitor, analyze, and report on threats to religious freedom abroad.

 

 

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