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Brown Bag Lecture: Dr. Kawser Ahmed and Dr. Helal Mohiuddin

November 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Rohingya Crisis: Analyses, Responses, and Peacebuilding Avenues

A Brown Bag Lecture with Dr. Kawser Ahmed, Peace and Conflict Studies (University of Manitoba, 2017) and Helal Mohiuddin, PhD, Conflict and Resilience Research Institute, Canada

In the 1980s, Myanmar and its Tatmadaw (armed forces) carried out a systemic genocide on Rohingyas by initially stripping them off from citizenship. Rohingya statelessness is one of the root causes of the conflict. The most recent mass exodus began on 25 August 2017, when nearly 750,000 Rohingyas took refuge in Bangladesh. Approximately 1.3 million Royingya now live in 34 refugee camps in Bangladesh.

With no end in sight to resolve the conflict (in terms of repatriation), host country and various stakeholders are facing many challenges while shifting their focus from immediate needs to long-term needs of the Rohingyas.

This presentation will address research questions that have arisen from the work of the Conflict and Resilience Research Institute, Canada (CRRIC). CRRIC undertook a research project, and a book is in press now that contains findings and policy recommendations. In this book, CRRIC researchers drew on ethnographic research conducted in refugee camps in Bangladesh and archival data to explain the root causes of the Rohingya conflict and highlight peacebuilding challenges and opportunities for various state and non-state stakeholders working towards conflict transformation.


The Brown Bag Lecture Series is held on designated Fridays during the regular sessions from 12:00 pm – 12:55 pm in the Arthur V. Mauro Institute for Peace & Justice at St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba. Room: Boardroom, 252 St. Paul’s College.

The lectures are free and open to the public. Lectures are approximately 30 minutes in length, followed by a discussion period. Don’t forget to bring your bagged lunch!

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November 8, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace & Justice
(204) 474-7273


Arthur V. Mauro Institute for Peace & Justice
252 St. Paul's College, 70 Dysart Road, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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(204) 474-7273