The Rohingya Crisis: A View from the Ground

Date: 

Friday, January 24, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Belfer Center Library

The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs welcome John Coughlan, former UN Human Rights Officer, for a discussion of the current situation of the Rohingya in the Rakhine state. Mr. Coughlan will be joined in conversation with Samantha Power, Former Ambassador to the United Nations from 2013 to 2017, Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and William D. Zabel Professor of the Practice of Human Rights at Harvard Law School. 

In this conversation, Mr. Coughlan will offer his perspective on the status of Rohingya in the Rakhine state as well as inside the refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. Offering insights from the ground, the conversation will provide an overview to the current crisis, the state of human rights, and the growing lack of attention from the international community.