The Rohingya Crisis: How Did We Get Here and What Now?

11/15/2017 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Location: 
Laird Bell Law Quadrangle, Room F

Professor Mark Bradley and Imam Malik Mujahid, of the Burma Task Force USA, will discuss the continuing humanitarian crisis in Myanmar, what is happening to the Muslim minority population and what the United States and the international community have, and have not, done to address this crisis.

Mark Bradley: Faculty Director, Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, Professor Bradley’s research focuses on the global history of human rights, twentieth century U.S. international history, and postcolonial Southeast Asia. He is the author of Imagining Vietnam and America: The Making of Postcolonial Vietnam, 1919–1950 (University of North Carolina Press, 2000); and co-editor of Truth Claims: Representation and Human Rights (Rutgers University Press, 2002).

Imam Malik Mujahid chairs the Burma Task Force USA which is a coalition of 19 major American organizations working to stop the genocide in Burma, he also serves as Chair of the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions, the premiere interfaith organization in the world. He is former Chairperson of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago. The Council is a federation of mosques serving 400,000 Muslims in the greater Chicago. He has also served at the steering committee of the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights. Imam Mujahid is an award winning author and a producer with a focus on contemporary social issues, public policy and Islam-West relations.

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