On the 20th of February Dr Azeem Ibrahim will be presenting ‘The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide’.
The Rohingya are a Muslim group who live in Rakhine state (formerly Arakan state) in western Myanmar (Burma), a majority Buddhist country. According to the United Nations, the Rohingya are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. In his book Azeem argues that the reality facing the Rohingyas is the threat of genocide.
Dr Azeem Ibrahim is a Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy.
He completed his PhD from the University of Cambridge and served as an International Security Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a World Fellow at Yale University.
Outside his academic career, Dr Ibrahim has been a reservist in the IV Battalion Parachute Regiment (UK’s elite airborne infantry reserve), a multi-award winning entrepreneur, has published hundreds of articles in diverse international publications, and runs a charitable foundation. Over the years he has met and advised numerous world leaders on policy development and was ranked as a Top 100 Global Thinker by the European Social Think Tank in 2010 and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Dr Ibrahim made a number of trips to Myanmar and Bangladesh to carry out the research for this book. He has written and spoken extensively on the persecution of the Rohingya in recent years.