POSTPONED - Protecting Burma's Rohingya: A Panel Discussion
Wed 14 May 2014
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm
This event has been postponed due to unforseen circumstances.
The panel will focus on the persecution of the Rohingya, forgotten by much of the world, and will seek to apply a genocide and atrocity prevention lens on the crisis in Burma.
Discussion will centre on the high risk of escalation in the region and the campaign of ethnic cleansing being waged against the Rohingya ethnic minority.
For more information, visit www.voicesforrohingya.org.
Mark Farmaner (Burma Campaign UK)
Mark Farmaner is Director of Burma Campaign UK, where he originally started working as a volunteer in 1998. On behalf of Burma Campaign UK he has met with government ministers and officials from more than 20 countries, and has spoken at meetings and hearings several Parliaments across Europe. He regularly appears on international media including BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera and others, and has had articles on Burma published in The Times, The Independent, The Telegraph, and Chatham House World Today magazine among others. Mark Farmaner has worked on human rights and development
issues for 28 years, including the Anti-Apartheid campaign, and for development agency Christian Aid.
Tun Khin (Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK)
Tun Khin is a Rohingya, born and brought up in the Arakan State of Burma. His grandfather was a Parliamentary Secretary during the democratic period of Burma, yet despite this, he is not considered a citizen of Burma today. Tun Khin is the current President of Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, which plays a crucial role in ensuring that information reaches major international media and policy-makers around the world and provides a vital voice for the Rohingya people. Tun Khin has advocated for change and a solution for the Rohingya in the US Congress, UK Parliament as well as the European Parliament, European Human rights Council, European Human Rights Commission and the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Dr. Philip Spencer (Kingston University)
Philip Spencer is Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Kingston University, where he is also Director of the Helen Bamber Centre for the Study of Rights, Conflict and Mass Violence. He is the author of Genocide since 1945 (Routledge, 2012 ) and of Nationalism: A Critical Introduction (Sage 2002) and of Nations and Nationalism (Edinburgh University Press 2006), both with Howard Wollman. He is currently working on a book on Antisemitism and Cosmopolitanism. Philip Spencer is also a Trustee of The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide.
Admission: Free but booking is essential as space is limited.