The Rohingya of Myanmar: Past, Present and Future

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Event details

Public Forum

Date & time

Wednesday 01 November 2017
6pm–8pm

Venue

Weston Theatre, JG Crawford Building (132), Lennox Crossing, ANU
ANU Canberra

Speaker

Muhammed Aksu, Bluestar Intercultural, ACT and Trevor Wilson, Visiting Fellow, Department of Political & Social Change

Contacts

Bell School

Since 25 August 2017 international media have been overwhelmed by dramatic, visually graphic footage of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar for their lives. This is not the first time a mass exodus of Rohingya into Bangladesh had occurred. Some Rohingya have lived in Myanmar for more than 200 years, as migrant workers, becoming one of the largest stateless peoples in the world. Their situation is highly complex exacerbated by religious, cultural and racial differences. This forum presents some of the underlying facts and influences.

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