2nd International Conference on the Rohingya Crisis in Comparative Perspective

This two-day virtual conference will bring together scholars, activists, policy makers, humanitarian workers and donors to share their evidence-based findings and actionable experience on the Rohingya crisis and humanitarian actions undertaken by national and international authorities.

This event is free and for all.

To register
Book here for Thursday 3rd December (Day 1)

Book here for Friday 4th December (Day 2)

Conference programme (in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time))

Day 1: Thursday, 3rd December 2020
09:30–10:00 Zoom login
10:00–10:15Welcome speech – Prof Peter Sammonds & Prof Imtiaz Ahmed
10:15–11:15Panel discussion on COVID-19 challenges in the camps (Moderator: Prof Amena Mohsin)
11:15–11:30  Tea break
11:30–12:30Keynote Speech by Mr Robert Chatterton Dickson, British High Commissioner to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (Moderator: Prof Imtiaz Ahmed)
12:30–13:30Lunch break
13:30–14:30    Panel discussion on Natural Hazards Perspective (Moderator: Prof Peter Sammonds)
14:30–15:30   Rohingya case studies from India, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia (Moderator: Dr Kazi Fahmida Farzana)
15:30–15:45Tea break
15:45–17:00 Panel discussion on Human Rights and Refugee Advocacy: Activist Perspectives (Moderator: Dr Jessica Field)
 
Day 2: Friday, 4th December 2020
09:30–10:00Zoom login
10:00–11:15Panel discussion on Rohingya crisis and Bangladesh (Moderator: Dr Md Touhidul Islam)
11:15–11:30 Tea break
11:30–12:30In conversation with Rohingya activists (Moderator: Dr Niloy Biswas)
12:30–13:30Lunch break
13:30–14:30Panel discussion on ICJ & Justice Issues (Moderator: Professor Imtiaz Ahmed)
14:30–14:45    Tea break
14:45–15:45Rohingya Crisis: documentary, photo exhibition and arts (Moderator: Dr Bayes Ahmed)
15:45–16:00 Closing remarks by Prof Peter Sammonds & Prof Imtiaz Ahmed

Sessions – Day 1

Panel discussion on COVID-19 challenges in the camps (Moderator: Prof Amena Mohsin)Meghna GuhathakurtaSara HossainAsif MunierA.K.M. Taifur Rahman

Keynote Speech by Mr Robert Chatterton Dickson, British High Commissioner to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (Moderator: Prof Imtiaz Ahmed)Robert Chatterton Dickson

Panel discussion on Natural Hazards Perspective (Moderator: Prof Peter Sammonds)A. S. M. Maksud KamalRashedur M. RahmanSebastian KaminskiAkhtar Alam

Rohingya case studies from India, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia (Moderator: Dr Kazi Fahmida Farzana)Morad AlsahafiKazi Fahmida FarzanaAishwarya Pandit

Panel discussion Human Rights and Refugee Advocacy: Activist Perspectives (Moderator: Dr Jessica Field)Ali JoharLamees HafeezRahima Begum

Sessions – Day 2

Panel discussion on Rohingya crisis and Bangladesh (Moderator: Dr Md Touhidul Islam)Imtiaz AhmedNiloy Ranjan BiswasAmena MohsinMohammad Atique RahmanMd. Touhidul IslamTanzina RahmanBulbul Siddiqi

In conversation with Rohingya activists (Moderator: Dr Niloy Biswas)Miwako HosodaZaw Min HtutHla MyintYasmin Ullah

Panel discussion on ICJ & Justice Issues (Moderator: Professor Imtiaz Ahmed)Imtiaz AhmedBenoit Préfontaine

Rohingya Crisis: documentary, photo exhibition and arts (Moderator: Dr Bayes Ahmed)Edward Lawrenson

Please note: this event will be recorded and livestreamed on the UCL IRDR YouTube channel.

Acknowledgement: This conference is organised by Dr Bayes Ahmed at the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) in collaboration with the Centre for Genocide Studies (CGS) at the University of Dhaka

This conference is funded by the British Academy as part of the project, “Rohingya Journeys of Violence and Resilience in Bangladesh and its Neighbours: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives” (Award Reference: SDP2\100094), supported under the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). 

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