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'Writing Saved Me': A Journalist’s Experience as a Stateless Refugee

Event Date:

November 6, 2023 | 5:30 PM EST TO 7:00 PM EST


Copley Hall Formal Lounge
3700 O St. NW

Washington, DC 20057

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Imran Mohammad Fazal Hoque, a journalist and human rights activist, has written extensively about his experiences as a stateless Rohingya refugee, other asylum seekers, and the Rohingya diaspora in the United States. As a 2021 Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellow, Hoque wrote about the challenges facing the Rohingya diaspora in the United States, his own experience arriving in the United States, and how writing “saved” him. His work reporting on the Rohingya diaspora in the United States won the national Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Having taught himself English in an Australian detention center, Hoque writes passionately about the lack of access to education he and so many other global refugees face.

Join us for a conversation with Hoque and scholar Dina Siddiqi around stateless diaspora communities, education, and religion as a sustaining force for refugees. Sudipta Roy, Berkley Center research fellow, will moderate the discussion. A reception will follow the event.

This event is part of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.


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Migration and Refugees

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