CGP Director Dr. Azeem Ibrahim has been invited to speak at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) hearing about how citizenship laws are leveraged to deny religious minorities the legal protections of citizenship, making them vulnerable to exploitation, discrimination, and mass atrocities.
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Hearing
Citizenship Laws and Religious Freedom
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
2:30 – 4:00 PM
325 Russell Senate Office Building
Witnesses will discuss how citizenship laws are used to target religious minorities, particularly in Burma and India, and will highlight the importance of the atrocity prevention framework for understanding the potential consequences of these laws.
- Tony Perkins, Chair, USCIRF
- Gayle Manchin, Vice Chair, USCIRF
- Anurima Bhargava, Commissioner, USCIRF
- Naomi Kikoler, Director, Simon Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Dr. Azeem Ibrahim, Director, Displacement and Migration, Center for Global Policy
- Dr. Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences and Director of the Center for Contemporary Asia, Brown University
- Human Rights Lawyer, Assam, India
This hearing is open to Members of Congress, congressional staff, the public, and the media. Members of the media should RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. The hearing will be livestreamed via the Commission website. For any questions please contact Jamie Staley at Jstaley@uscirf.gov or 202-786-0606.