A Roundtable: Understanding the Rohingya Crisis

Join us for a discussion on the Rohingya Crisis with a panel of speakers at this event.

The speakers for the event are:
Mohammad Zaman (Independent Consultant), Kai Ostwald (Political Science & SPPGA, UBC), Douglas Ober (CISAR, UBC), Sara Shneiderman (Anthropology & SPPGA, UBC), Theressa Etmanski (Law, UVic)

Dr. Douglas Ober is a Research Associate in the Centre for India and South Asia Research (CISAR) at UBC. He holds a PhD from the Department of Asian Studies at UBC and writes on Buddhist movements in colonial and postcolonial Asia. He was conducting research in Rakhine state (Arakan), Myanmar, this past summer when the Rohingya conflict was reignited.

Sara Shneiderman is Associate Professor at UBC in Anthropology and the School of Public Policy & Global Affairs. She has written extensively on borders, citizenship, and statelessness in South Asia.

Theressa Etmanski is a Canadian lawyer who has worked on human rights in Myanmar and border region. She is currently a LLM candidate at UVic, where her research focuses on sexual violence amid the Rohingya crisis.

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