America Abroad: Burma at the Crossroads

America Abroad: Burma at the Crossroads

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 9:00pm

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This fall, Burma is scheduled to hold a historic presidential election. But with ongoing persecution of ethnic minorities and many other human rights issues, many wonder if the nation is ready for true reform. On this episode of America Abroad, airing Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370,we examine the history, politics, and promise of this nation in transition. 

Guests on this episode include:

  • David Williams, Executive Director of The Center for Constitutional Democracy at Indiana University
  • John Knaus, Senior Program Officer for Asia at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, D.C.
  • Peter Popham, former South Asia correspondent for The Independent and author of The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Priscilla Clapp, former US Charges d'Affaires in Burma from 1999-2002
  • Robert Herman, Vice President for Regional Programs at Freedom House in Washington, D.C.
  • Myra Dahgaypaw, Policy Advisor for U.S. Campaign for Burma in Washington, D.C.
  • Paula Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, 2001-2009
  • David Steinberg, Professor of Asian Studies at Georgetown University