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The State of Human Rights in Southeast Asia

  • Columbia University International Affairs Building Rm. 918 (map)

The human rights situation is worsening in Southeast Asia, as seen in developments ranging from state-sponsored ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, to Duterte's drug war in the Philippines, as well as the continued harassment of religious minorities in Indonesia. Join NYSEAN for a panel discussion with experts from Human Rights Watch and the Yale Law School as they give their assessments of the current state of human rights in the region.  


Katherine Munyan, Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, Yale University. 

Phil Robertson, Deputy Director, Asia's Division Deputy Director, Human Rights Watch

Andreas Harsono, Indonesia Researcher, Human Rights Watch

Carlos Conde, Philippines Researcher, Human Rights Watch

Moderated by:

Margaret Scott, Adjunct Associate Professor, NYU Wagner School of Public Service

Hosted by NYSEAN, Columbia Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and Southeast Asian Students Initiative at Columbia University.

Earlier Event: February 19
Islam, Identity and Populism in Indonesia
Later Event: February 21
Reporting Asia: Vietnam