Karen Jungblut, USC Shoah Foundation’s director of global initiatives, will join a panel of genocide scholars on Friday — the first day of a two-day conference at Columbia University in New York City about the genocidal violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar.
The conference, called “The International Conference on Protection and Accountabiliy in Burma,” will bring together leading Rohingya campaigners, renowned genocide scholars, engaged international lawpractitioners, UN officials, and international friends of Rohingya.
Titled “How Genocides and Other Atrocities End: Comparative Perspectives,” the panel featuring Jungblut (from 10:20 a.m.- 11:20 a.m. EST) includes three other speakers:
About the Conference
Against the backdrop of stalled efforts at repatriating Rohingyas from Bangladesh to their country of origin, Myanmar, which the UN Fact Finding Mission officially recognized as a member state with an “ongoing issue of genocide,” the conference is designed to call the world’s attention to, and educate the international public about, the need for protection the victims and accountability for the perpetrators. To that end, the conference brings together leading Rohingya campaigners, renowned genocide scholars, engaged international lawpractitioners, UN officials, and international friends of Rohingya.
Associates To Develop Democratic Burma Inc./Euro-Burma Office(Canada)
Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (Rome, Italy)
Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa, Canada
Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO)
(Genocide) Documentation Center – Cambodia
Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice, Liberation War Museum of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Genocide Watch, USA
University of Southern California Shoah Foundation, USA
Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, Rutgers University, USA
Refugee and Migratory Movement Research Unit (RMMRU), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Destination Justice, France
Peace People, Belfast, N. Ireland
Montreal Holocaust Museum, Canada
Asian Dignity Initiative, Seoul, S. Korea
Institute for Comparative Literature and Society