A Discussion on the Next Steps in the Rohingya Crisis

June 5, 2018 - 12:00 pm

Washington, DC
Please join the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center for a discussion on the ongoing Rohingya crisis, the impact it has on regional geo-political relationships, and the role the United States can play to curb the human rights violations.

The discussion will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Council. The event is open to press and on the record. 
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This event is open to press and on the record. 

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A conversation with:

Ambassador Farooq Sobhan
President and CEO 
Bangladesh Enterprise Institute

Moderated by:

Dr. Bharath Gopalaswamy
Director, South Asia Center
Atlantic Council


Ambassador Farooq Sobhan is the president and CEO of the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) which was established in October 2000. BEI is an independent research institute committed to the development of the private sector in Bangladesh and which is involved in a variety of research projects relating to the improvement of the investment climate in Bangladesh, the development of the SME sector, Public-Private partnerships, regional cooperation in South Asia, Indo-Bangladesh relations, Sino-Bangladesh relations, and also work on Counter Terrorism in Bangladesh. Ambassador Sobhan was executive chairman, Board of Investment (BOI) and special envoy to the Prime Minister 1997-1999 and foreign secretary 1995-1997. He has also served as ambassador/high commissioner to India, China, Malaysia and the United Nations.  Ambassador Sobhan served as chairman of the Group of 77 at the UN 1982-1983, and was chairman, UN Commission on TNCs 1991-1992.  He is a member of the Board of Governors of the South Asia Center for Policy Studies (SACEPS), based in Kathmandu and was co-chairman of the Coalition for South Asian Cooperation (CASAC) from 1994-2001. He was a visiting professor at the Elliott School for International Affairs at George Washington University in 2003, where he taught a post graduate course on South Asia.

Bharath Gopalaswamy is the director of the South Asia Center. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Gopalaswamy managed the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he oversaw developing projects on South Asian security issues. He has held research appointments with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and with Cornell University's Judith Reppy Institute of Peace and Conflict studies. Dr. Gopalaswamy holds a PhD in mechanical engineering with a specialization in numerical acoustics from Trinity College, Dublin. In addition to his studies abroad, he has previously worked at the Indian Space Research Organization's High Altitude Test Facilities and the EADS Astrium GmbH division in Germany.