A year ago, at the Museum, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the official finding that the Burmese military had committed genocide and crimes against humanity against the Rohingya. In 2021, that same military seized power in a coup and since then has cracked down on civilians across the country. Those who razed Rohingya villages and raped and murdered civilians have not been held accountable.
The situation is now perilous for communities across Burma as the military doubles down on repressive tactics. How can the international community mitigate the risks civilians face, prevent future mass atrocities, and promote justice? Join the Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide for a discussion that will bring together Burmese civil society leaders and senior international policymakers.
Myra Dahgaypaw, Senior Partnership Officer for International Justice and Accountability, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Wai Wai Nu, Founder and Executive Director, Women’s Peace Network
Gum San Nsang, President, Kachin Alliance
Rosalinn Zahau, Advocacy Team Member, Chin Human Rights Organization
Andrea Gittleman, Policy Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Naomi Kikoler, Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Tom Andrews, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
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