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Is Myanmar out of the woods?

Dr Zarni (Speaker) Dr Munir Majid (Chair)
7 December 2011, Wednesday, COL 2.01 (aka B212) 11am to 1:30pm 

US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton visited Myanmar on 1st December. Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy is participating in elections. Leaders of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) have formally approved Myanmar's chairmanship of the regional grouping in 2014. Prisoners have been released in the country, there have been some liberalisation and easing up. Is Myanmar, therefore, about to be welcomed back as a respectable member of the international community? What is happening inside the country? Enough for the international community to embrace Myanmar again, and sufficiently committed for there to be no turning back?

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 Read  Dr. Majid's blog post  Myanmar:  Mixing Hope with Realism 

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A long-time Burmese activist, Dr Zarni is a Visiting Fellow (2011-13) in the Civil Society and Human Security Unit, Department of International Development, LSE. He taught and/or held visiting and tenure-track appointments at various universities including Oxford, Institute of Education London University, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and National College of Education, Chicago, USA. 






Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid is Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS and Head of the Southeast Asia Programme.