Genocide scholar speaks about the Rohingya

Free talk on Friday, Feb. 23 at UFV in Abbotsford

Genocide scholar speaks about the Rohingya

In recent months, the Rohingya people of Myanmar have been targeted for widespread killing and mass expulsions by government forces and local Buddhist militias.

Genocide scholar Adam Jones will explore the situation of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority population in western Myanmar, in a guest lecture at University of the Fraser Valley on Friday, Feb. 23.

The free session begins at noon in room B132 on the Abbotsford campus. The public is welcome.

Jones is a professor of political science at UBC Okanagan. He is the author of the widely used textbook Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction (third edition, 2017), and author or editor of over a dozen other books, mostly on genocide and crimes against humanity.

He visited Myanmar in 2014, including Rakhine state, from which hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have been expelled in recent months.

For more details, contact Hamish Telford of UFV political science at Hamish.telford@ufv.ca.