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Genocide on Our Watch?

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A boy carries another child in Kutapalong Refugee Camp. In this unofficial camp, tents are constructed with plastic tarps that had been used to evaporate seawater. Image by Doug Bock Clark. Bangladesh, 2017.

A boy carries another child in Kutapalong Refugee Camp. In this unofficial camp, tents are constructed with plastic tarps that had been used to evaporate seawater. Image by Doug Bock Clark. Bangladesh, 2017.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue NW
Room Y402
Washington, DC 20016
United States
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On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, Pulitzer Center grantee journalist Doug Bock Clark joins Professors Rebecca Hamilton and Juan Méndez at the American University Washington College of Law for a focus on the persecution of the Rohingya people and an in-depth discussion of what constitutes genocide.

Clark recently reported from Myanmar and Bangladesh, with support from the Pulitzer Center, to create his project, "Exploring Myanmar's Conflicted Future." He travelled from Myanmar’s remote Himalayan north to the rapidly modernizing capital of Yangon, reporting on the forces struggling to shape the country’s future. He reported too on the Rohingya crisis from refugee camps in Bangladesh. His work has been published by numerous outlets including Longreads, Foreign Policy and The New York Times.

Méndez is a professor of human rights in residence at WCL, where he is also faculty director of the Anti-Torture Initiative, a project connected with the school's Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. He was the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (2010-2016). In addition, he has been president of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), a portion of his tenure also serving as Kofi Annan's Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide (2004-2007). 

Hamilton is an assistant professor of law at WCL, where her research and teaching focus on national security law, international law, and criminal law. She is the author of "Fighting for Darfur: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide" and a former Pulitzer Center grantee, serving as the South Sudan correspondent for The Washington Post from 2010-2011. Previously she taught at Columbia Law School and served as a lawyer in the prosecutorial division of the International Criminal Court, working on cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Uganda and Sudan.

Please register at www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration. For further information, please contact the Washington College of Law, Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education, 202-274-4075 or secle@wcl.american.edu