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Book Launch: Myanmar’s Rohingya Genocide: Identity, History and Hate Speech

When: Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Online,

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Queen Mary’s International State Crime Initiative is pleased to present the launch of Dr Ronan Lee’s Myanmar’s Rohingya Genocide: Identity, History and Hate Speech (IB Tauris, 2021).

Genocide has brought the Rohingya people to global attention as decades of appalling human rights abuses and a shockingly brutal military crackdown have forced Rohingya into the world’s largest refugee camp adjacent to the Bangladesh-Myanmar frontier. This unique study combines Rohingya testimony with extensive historical research to outline and assess the full scale of the disaster faced by Myanmar’s Rohingya community. Casting new light on Rohingya identity, history and culture, this will be an essential contribution to the study of the Rohingya people and to the study of the early stages of genocide.

The Author

Ronan Lee is a Visiting Scholar at Queen Mary’s International State Crime Initiative. His work focuses on Asian politics, genocide, hate speech and migration. He was formerly a Queensland State Member of Parliament and served on the frontbench as a Parliamentary Secretary in portfolios including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Justice and Youth.

Speakers

  • Dr Anita Schug, Rohingya Medics Organisation & Swedish Rohingya Association
  • Prof. Penny Green, Queen Mary University of London
  • Dr Ronan Lee, Queen Mary University of London

**Please note this is an online event and that all registrants will be sent joining instructions on the day of the event.