The Rohingya crisis, which was sparked in August 2017, has made the eponymous ethnic group as one of the most persecuted peoples with some. However, the issues faced by the Rohingya are often superficially understood in general.
Particularly in Japan, the issue is often vaguely perceived and based on the following pre-conceptions:
- Japan plays no role in the issues faced by Rohingya.
- The issues faced by Rohingya have been primarily caused by the religious conflict between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar.
- The Rohingya crisis in August 2017 came about like a bolt from the blue.
- The government of Japan has properly responded to the Rohingya crisis.
- Rohingya refugees living in camps are absolutely miserable and powerless.
This presentation seeks to change such notions, and bring about a deeper understanding of this issue by tracing the history of Rohingya and using field survey data.
For this event, we will be joined by Ai Sugie, a designated assistant professor at the Institute for Advanced Research, Nagoya University whose research explores the social changes in rural Bangladesh and reconsiders the concept and practice of "development" by an ethnographic approach. She will be giving a presentation that looks at an issue that has broad implications for humanity, but one that hasn't taken up as many headlines as of late.
We look forward to seeing you on Monday 31st of May at 7:30PM for what will doubtlessly be an educational and awakening experience.
Monday, May 31st, 19:30-21:00 JST／2021年5月31日(月) 19:30-21:00
Ai Sugie is a designated assistant professor at the Institute for Advanced Research, Nagoya University. Her research explores the social changes in rural Bangladesh and reconsiders the concept and practice of "development" using an ethnographic approach. She conducted fieldwork in several Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh in 2018, and conducts research concerning water resources (funded by Kurita Water and Environment Foundation, FY2018) and more general issues in camps (funded by JSPS, Principle Investigator: Naonori Kusakabe,Details: KAKEN--Research Projects | ロヒンギャ避難民キャンプの脆弱性とレジリエンスに関する研究)
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