Asia Institute Tasmania

Public Lecture | Rohingya Genocide

Summary

Dr Nancy Hudson-Rodd, Human Demographer, Edith Cowan University

Start Date

19th Apr 2016 5:30pm

End Date

19th Apr 2016 7:00pm

Rohingya Genocide: International Complicity in Burma's Brutal Domestic Violence

For centuries, the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority of approximately one million people, have lived in Rakhine State, Myanmar. A culturally and ethnically recognisable group, the Rohingya have been subjected to systematic discrimination including population control, severe restrictions on their physical movements, forced labour, denial of access to health care and education, and expulsion at different times since 1978. The military regime erased them from the country's 135 nationally recognised ethnic groups and stripped them of their limited citizenship in 1982.  Nancy explores in her lecture what is happening to the Rohingya and asks why has there been no United Nations or international community action to provide the Rohingya effective protection? 

Dr Nancy Hudson-Rodd is a human geographer and former director of the Centre for Development Studies, Edith Cowan University. She has conducted research in Southeast Asia with special focus on Myanmar funded by a number of grants including the Australian Research Council, the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) Asia Pacific Programme, and The Burma Fund, Washington, DC.

This event is co-hosted by The Asia Institute Tasmania and The Australian Institute of International Affairs

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Dr Nancy Hudson-Rodd Poster (PDF 333KB)