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Buddhist-Muslim Conflicts in Burma/Myanmar

March 29, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Peter A. Coclanis, Albert Ray Newsome Distinguished Professor of History; Director, Global Research Institute

Myanmar, the former Burma, is the site of ethnic violence targeting the Muslim Rohingya people, who are regarded by some in the Buddhist majority as culturally incompatible immigrants. In response, numerous Rohingya are seeking and often being rejected asylum in neighboring Southeast Asian states. This talk will trace the history of the Rohingya people in Myanmar, and provide context for an often overlooked contemporary ethnic conflict and refugee situation.

All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to The Root Cellar (Formerly Foster’s Market)
Phone# 919-942-7373

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March 29, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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