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Unfolding genocide in Myanmar is topic of Oct. 2 panel discussion

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A panel of experts will discuss the ongoing genocide of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar, (formerly Burma), what the United States and UN are doing (and not doing) to change this trajectory; advocacy to protect and assist the Rohingya; and programs to help Chicago Rohingya refugees improve their adjustment to America

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Contact:

Laura Janota, Roosevelt University, 312-341-3511 or ljanota@roosevetl.edu

What:  

A panel of experts will discuss the ongoing genocide of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar, (formerly Burma), what the United States and UN are doing (and not doing) to change this trajectory; advocacy to protect and assist the Rohingya; and programs to help Chicago Rohingya refugees improve their adjustment to America

Who: 

Azeem Ibrahim, research professor at the U.S. Army War College and author of The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar's Hidden Genocide

Abdul Malik Mujahid, director of the Burma Task Force

Nasir Zakaria, director of the Rohingya Culture Center in Chicago 

When:

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Where:

Roosevelt University

Wabash Building

425 S. Wabash Ave., Room 418

Chicago, Ill.

About Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University, a private institution founded in 1945 on the principles of inclusion and social justice, has more than 4,500 students in five colleges. With campuses in the Chicago Loop and northwest suburban Schaumburg, Roosevelt offers 70 undergraduate and 40 graduate programs across five colleges and online, including arts and sciences, business, performing arts, education and pharmacy. Roosevelt has been ranked the fourth most racially diverse private university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report – Best Colleges Rankings. For more information, visit www.roosevelt.edu.

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