Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled across the border of Myanmar…they say the military is mounting a campaign of murder, rape and arson that a senior UN official calls a textbook example of ethnic cleansing. On the next Truth Politics and Power, Host Neal Conan explores how and why nations unleash mass violence on minorities, what’s happening in the fledgling democracy of Myanmar, and, after Rwanda and Kosovo and too many others, what we’ve learned about how to answer the atrocities of ethnic cleansing
John Shattuck is a former US Ambassador to the Czech Republic and former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in the Clinton Administration, where he worked on establishing United Nations criminal rights tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. He was also part of the team that negotiated the Dayton Accords, which ended the war in Bosnia in 1995. Ambassador Shattuck is currently a Professor of Practice in Diplomacy at the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.
Katherine Southwick is a Visiting Scholar at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Previously she worked for the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, was a fellow at Refugees International, and worked with the State Department, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, as well as other human rights organizations.
Amanda Taub is a former human rights lawyer who now contributes to The Interpreter column for the New York Times. .