National Press Club

NPC News Conference with Matt Dillon

June 11, 2015

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Run time: 60 minutes

Oscar-nominated actor and screenwriter Matt Dillon discussed his recent visit to western Myanmar and reports of a humanitarian crisis among the Muslim ethnic minority, known as the Rohingya refugees, at an NPC Speakers Newsmakers event on June 11, 2015.

One of the first celebrities to spotlight the plight of the Rohingyas, Dillon toured the region at the request of Rohingya activist Thun Khin during an Asian promotional tour for his new TV series “Wayward Pines.”

Dillon was joined by Michael Gabaudan, President of Refugees International. Gabaudan previously served as the UN High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation for the U.S. and the Caribbean.