Dreamtalk: A Voice from the Field - The Rohingya Refugee Crisis
Beginning in August 2017, more than 500,000 Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group, have fled persecution in Myanmar's western Rakhine State, fueling a humanitarian disaster of huge proportions. In this Dreamtalk, Peter Bouckaert, Human Rights Watch's Emergencies Director, and an expert in humanitarian crises, will update us on the situation on the ground and discuss what technology is being used to identify, highlight, and deter the enablers of crimes against humanity. Peter is responsible for coordinating Human Rights Watch's responses to major wars and other human rights crises. A Belgian-born Stanford Law School graduate specializing in the laws of war, Bouckaert is a veteran of fact-finding missions to Lebanon, Kosovo, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Macedonia, Indonesia, Uganda, and Sierra Leone, among others.