Burma’s Muslim Rohingya minority has faced severe discrimination and persecution for decades, perpetrated by the Burmese government. In recent years, the Rohingya have suffered mass atrocities, including crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing. The Museum's Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide has expressed concern about the mounting evidence of genocide against the Rohingya.
Two recent waves of brutal violence by the Burmese military against Rohingya civilians—marked by mass killings, sexual violence, torture, and forced displacement—have resulted in one of the fastest-growing refugee crises of our time. As of late 2017 more than 700,000 Rohingya have fled from Burma to neighboring Bangladesh where they continue to suffer from mental and physical trauma and live in overcrowded camps.
Rohingya activist Tun Khin, policy analyst Olivia Enos, photographer Greg Constantine, and journalist Greta Van Susteren will discuss their recent trips to the region to bear witness to the deadly conflict in Burma, the humanitarian catastrophe that continues to worsen, and the uncertain future the Rohingya face.
Irene Weiss, Holocaust survivor
Greg Constantine, Photojournalist
Olivia Enos, Policy Analyst, Asian Studies at the Heritage Foundation
Tun Khin, President, Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK
Greta Van Susteren,Voice of America contributor and host of VOA’s Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren
Naomi Kikoler, Deputy Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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