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World Affairs Council of Western Michigan | Myanmar and Human Rights

February 14

"Myanmar and Human Rights," Great Decisions 2022, Pratima Narayan, Monday, February 14, 6 p.m. EST, virtual ONLY. Register at

Ongoing human rights abuses in Myanmar have given the world pause when watching this struggling democracy. Now, after a military coup of the country in 2021, what is the situation on the ground? And how might regional and world players respond to this ongoing crisis?

Join Pratima Narayan as she discusses developments in the country. Pratima T. Narayan led investigations for the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan. In 2018, she was one of 18 investigators selected globally to participate in a U.S. Department of State investigation into atrocities allegedly committed against Rohingya communities in Myanmar. She holds a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

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