Lecture: Who Will Help the Muslim Rohingya of Myanmar?

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Date/Time:Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 at 7:00 pm
Location:Sun Room, Memorial Union
Cost:Free
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Phone:515-294-9934
Channel:ISU Lecture Series
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Matthew Smith, founder and chief executive officer of the human rights group Fortify Rights, will speak about the Muslim Rohingya, an ethnic minority group fleeing a military crackdown in Myanmar.

It is reported a half million Rohingya refugees have sought safety in neighboring Bangladesh, creating a humanitarian crisis.

Matthew Smith's work has exposed wartime abuses and forced displacement, crimes against humanity, and other human rights violations. Smith previously worked with Human Rights Watch (2011-13), where he authored several reports on critical rights issues in Myanmar and China. He also served as a project coordinator and senior consultant at EarthRights International (2005-11) and was a 2014 Echoing Green Global Fellow.

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