About Session 2
Researching the Rohingya Genocide and Developing Atrocities Crime Module/Peace Education Curriculum
This talk has two parts. First, the speaker will demonstrate how the Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice started its field research on the Rohingya crisis in 2017 with the active participation of university students and young researchers who are the post-1971 generation in Bangladesh. Secondly, the speaker will spotlight how the involvement of the youth in the Rohingya genocide research has inspired the Center itself to develop and introduce an Atrocities Crime Module/Peace Education Curriculum in its education programme.
Speaker: Emraan Azad
Emraan Azad is an early career researcher, teaches law at Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), and coordinates the work of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice. In 2021, he did his LLM in International Law at the University of Cambridge with a Commonwealth (Cambridge Trust) Scholarship. Since 2011, he has been volunteering at the Liberation War Museum. In 2012, he participated in the Shadow Trial for the prosecution of 1971's international crimes organised by the LWM. In 2018, he co-edited “The Rohingya Genocide: Compilation and Analysis of Survivors’ Testimonies”, published by the LWM. Last year, he co-authored a Synthesis Report on 'Bringing Peacebuilding to Nexus Thinking in Education in Emergencies', commissioned by INEE, UNESCO and IFRC through the Geneva Hub for Education in Emergencies (GGHEIE), in partnership with the Political Economy of Education Research (PEER) network. Emraan is currently co-researching with Dr Liz Maber from the Faculty of Education, Cambridge University, on gender, justice and peace education for the Rohingya people.