Rohingya Crisis and Bangladesh (Conf.)

February 7, 2020

Beyond the Crisis Narrative:
Rohingya Statelessness and its implications for Bangladesh

Friday, February 7, 2020
UC Berkeley

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Welcome Remarks

SANCHITA SAXENA, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, UC Berkeley
RICK SPEES, Executive Director, CAORC

Panel 1: Statelessness & the Politics of the Nation

NAVINE MURSHID, Associate Professor of Political Science, Colgate University
STEVE ROSS, Senior Advisor and Program Director, Richardson Center for Global Engagement
ALI RIAZ, Professor Political Science, Illinois State University
PATRICK DESUTTER, Anthropology PhD student, UC Berkeley
Moderator: DINA SIDDIQI, Clinical Associate Professor, Liberal Studies, NYU

Panel 2: Violence and Identity

Shireen Huq, Founder, Narippokho (To be uploaded soon)
RAHIMA BEGUM, Co-Director, Restless Beings
YASMIN ULLAH, President, Rohingya Human Rights Network
Moderator: KHATHARYA UM, Professor, South and Southeast Asian Studies and Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

Panel 3: Physical and Mental Health in the Rohingya Camps

ROHINI HAAR, Lecturer, Epidemiology & Research Fellow, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley
RUHUL ABID, Associate Professor, Brown University Medical School
CHRISTOPHER LEBOA, Researcher, Department of Epidemiology, Stanford University
Moderator: LAWRENCE COHEN, Professor, Medical Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Panel 4: Development Interventions

ASHLEY TOOMBS, Director of External Affairs, BRAC USA 
SAMIRA SIDDIQUE, PhD Student, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley
SHARIF MUKUL, Professor of Environmental Science, Independent University of Bangladesh
MABRUR AHMED, Director, Restless Beings
Moderator: ISHA RAY, Professor, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley\

Keynote Address

HANNAH BEECH, Southeast Asia Bureau Chief, The New York Times

Co-sponsored by the Institute for South Asia Studies, the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS)