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Event in Washington DC on February 10: Rohingya-Beyond the Crisis Narrative


The street address for the Rayburn House Office Building is 45 Independence Avenue SW. You will need to go through security, which can take a few minutes. The event will be held in room #2359 on the 3rd floor.

This event is free and open to the public.


Mabrur Ahmed is the Founder and Director of Restless Beings, an International Human Rights organization based in London

Rahima Begum is an artist, researcher and Founding Director of the international human rights organisation, Restless Beings 

Shireen Huq is a co-founder of Naripokkho, an organization focusing on women’s rights in Bangladesh

Ali Riaz is a Bangladeshi American political scientist and writer. He is a Distinguished Professor at Illinois State University

Samira Siddique is a PhD student in the Energy and Resources Group and Researcher at the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at UC Berkeley

Prashanta Tripura is an academic anthropologist turned development professional, who is currenlty Project Director- Aparajita: Political Empowerment of Women at HELVETAS Swiss Inercooperation in Bangladesh

Yasmin Ullah is a Rohingya refugee born in Northern Rakhine state of Myanmar. She currently serves as the President of Rohingya Human Rights Network, a non-profit group advocating to raise public awareness of the human rights violations against Rohingya people

Moderator: Sanchita Saxena is the Executive Director of the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley and the Director of the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies under the Institute 


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