The Generals and the Democrat: Burma in Transition - Screening & Panel
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Controlled by a military junta, the nation of Burma has long been isolated as an international pariah state. But a flicker of hope for many Burmese has been Aung San Suu Kyi, who’s spent decades defying military leaders in her quest for democracy. Now, the generals have started to implement a series of democratic and economic reforms, which the U.S. and other Western powers have welcomed overwhelmingly. But are Myanmar’s military leaders serious about reform? And is Aung San Suu Kyi the one to lead Burma through what could be a rocky transition from international outcast to Asian “tiger”?
Please join the Foreign Policy Association and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations for a special screening of "The Generals and the Democrat: Burma in Transition," a 30-minute PBS documentary, produced by the FPA. The event will be followed by a panel discussion featuring:
Maureen Aung-Thwin, Director Burma Project/Southeast Asia Initiative, Open Society Foundations
W. Patrick Murphy, Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma, U.S. State Department,
Frances Zwenig, President, US-ASEAN Business Council Institute
Moderated by Barbara Crossette, United Nations correspondent for The Nation and the author of the Burma chapter in the Great Decisions 2013 briefing book.
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