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From Myanmar to the United States, the world has seen a rise in state and state-backed violence against citizens. These instances of violence don’t just cost the lives and livelihoods of those victimized; they also undermine international norms and normalize state violence in other nations.
Join HLS Advocates for Human Rights for a candid conversation among experts on state and state-backed violence around the world. Through pointed questions on instances of state violence and lessons we can learn from transnational trends, we’ll explore possible answers to the question: Why does state violence appear to be on the rise, and what can we do in response?
Panelists include:
– Thinzar Shunlei Yi, Myanmar Youth Activist
– Dr. Angana Chatterji, Co-chair of the Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative and Research Anthropologist at the Center for Race and Gender at University of California, Berkeley
– Dr. Wendy Pearlman, Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University and award-winning author of four books on war and state violence in Palestine and Syria
– Thomas Becker, JD ’08 and Supervisor in Human Rights Practice at the University Network, who has spent the last decade working on human rights issues in Bolivia