Kyaw Thein to discuss survival and insecurity in Yangon, Myanmar

On Tuesday, September 17th, the South Asia Center of Syracuse University is pleased to welcome Kyaw Thein as she shares her personal story of coming to adulthood in the midst of discrimination and growing anti-Muslim and anti-Rohingya sentiment. She will further explain how the current crisis in Myanmar has led her to explore her family’s history and reflect on her own experiences as she strives to create a future for herself.

Kyaw Thein with Dr. Thet Su Htwe.The Rohingya people have been at the center of the ongoing violence and persecution in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, which has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes to neighboring Bangladesh. The United Nations, Human Rights Watch, and many other international organizations have drawn attention to the refugee crisis. While much less attention has focused on the challenges faced by Rohingya living in other parts of Myanmar and what their experiences can reveal about the intersecting identities of race, religion, and gender. 

This talk will take place at 12:30pm in 341 Eggers Hall and is open to all.

Co-sponsored by the Renee Crown University Honors Program and the Cornell University Southeast Asia Program.