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Asia's Challenged Democracies

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The Asia Foundation

465 California Street

San Francisco, CA 94104

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Nearly 60 percent of the world’s population lives in Asia – with 40 percent concentrated in China and India alone. Over the past two decades, economic growth in India, Myanmar, and Thailand has helped lift millions of people out of poverty. Yet, despite this progress these countries continue to face daunting challenges. Prospects for political reform remain constrained by widespread corruption, lack of accountability and transparency, and ineffective systems of justice. Further, the closing space for civil society across Asia continues to limits citizens’ voice and participation in the political process. Join experts from The Asia Foundation’s country offices in India, Myanmar, and Thailand for a dynamic panel discussion on the current state of democratic governance and future prospects for political reform in these countries.


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5:00pm Registration
5:30 – 6:30pm Panel
6:30 – 7:15pm Reception

Location: The Asia Foundation, 465 California Street (8th Floor), San Francisco



Speakers:

Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies & Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University (moderator)
Kim Ninh, Country Representative – Myanmar, The Asia Foundation
Sagar Prasai, Country Representative – India, The Asia Foundation
Thomas Parks, Country Representative – Thailand, The Asia Foundation
Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director, Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations


Presented by: Asia Society Northern California and The Asia Foundation

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