Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

International Conference on the Rohingya Crisis in Comparative Perspective (London, 7/4-7/5/2019)

Posted: 3/11/2019 (Conference)

We aim to understand the root causes of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, the drivers of Rohingya influx into Bangladesh, Rohingya diaspora and their adaptation strategies in host countries, and the overall implications for security and peace in South Asia. We are also keen to compare the Rohingya crisis with other examples of serious crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes that occurred globally.

This event is free.

Organiser
Dr Bayes Ahmed

Location

G11 & G17
UCL Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

We invite scholars, students,  policy makers, humanitarian workers, donors, media, activists, practitioners, officials, NGOs, community leaders, and other stakeholders to submit original short papers, discussions or concept notes on the Rohingya crisis or other cases of genocide, human rights violations, ethnic cleansing and collective violence. The conference theme is interdisciplinary in nature and will cover a range of topics especially targeting (but not limited to) the following:

  • Comparative perspectives on state-sponsored violence and genocide
  • Role of gender, religion and/or ethics in collective violence
  • Policy, identity,  advocacy and citizenship
  • Exposure to risks, hazardous environments and climate change
  • Humanitarian field work and logistics
  • Social and economic transformations and their perceptions
  • Trauma, resilience and inter-generational transmission
  • Law, transitional Justice and conflict resolution
  • Forced migration
  • Perpetration and complicity
  • Media, representation and narratives of violence

We welcome submissions addressing these and other topics from the following perspectives: social sciences, political economy, sustainable development, history and historiography, heritage studies, human rights and dignity, public health, cultural studies, disaster risk reduction, education, humanitarianism, environmental and physical geography, law and social justice, women and gender equity, peace studies, GIS and remote sensing, sociology, development studies, international relations, religious studies, economics, genocide studies, psychology and philosophy, architectural design and shelter cluster, science and technology studies, global and regional security, diversity and inclusion, indigenous rights, language studies, and applied research.

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Deadline: 04/30/2019

Location: UCL Institute of Advanced Studies