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[PAST EVENT] The Most Persecuted People in the World?

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Rohingya Muslims, a minority group in Southeast Asia's Myanmar, have endured systematic violence from Myanmar's military and its Buddhist majority population, including forced migration, rape and murder. The BBC has, in fact, named them the most persecuted people in Asia, if not the world. Dr. Heather Gregg will provide an intimate look at the tensions of the Rohingya with the wider Buddhist population, the emergence of a Buddhist monk calling for their extermination, and the government’s complicity in the violence. The lecture will also consider how this conflict could become grounds for insurgency, and even the flash point for a new region of jihad.


Tuition: $10.00

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Tuesday, Oct. 24 *6:00 – 7:30pm* (1 session)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch


Heather Gregg, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School. She earned her PhD in Political Science, International Relations and Security Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her MA at Harvard Divinity School, where her work focused on Islam.