[IRASEC conference series]
Organized by Anne Yvonne Guillou, Anthropologist at CNRS / IRASEC
Feed rations given during the Khmer Rouge regime to groups of deported population were highly inadequate given the physical effort that was required because of forced labor, and led to generalized malnutrition. The Vietnamese invasion not only chased the Khmer Rouge away but also perturbed the harvest – with limited stock, famine followed. The most flagrant evidences of the effects of malnutrition have all been collected throughout famines in Europe during the 19th and 20th century. Cambodia, however, is very different from what one might find in Europe.
by Patrick Heuveline, Professor in Sociology (UCLA)
Tuesday 4 April at 6:30pm
Conference in French, translated in Khmer and English