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Conflicts, Civil Society, and Democratic Development in Burma

Date: Tuesday 14 December 2010
Time: 1-2.30pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Professor Timothy Garton Ash, Professor Mary Kaldor, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Dr Maung Zarni

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi talks to fellow thinkers and public intellectuals

A global video-linked event co-sponsored by LSE Global Governance and Al Jazeera English

The release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese Nobel Peace laureate and leader of Burma's non-violent pro-democracy movement who spent a total of 15 years under house arrest in Rangoon has reignited hopes amongst the Burmese population and has revitalized the opposition. Since her release she has made it abundantly clear that democracy is not a 'one-woman show', and is offering to listen to a wide range of views and ideas at home and from abroad. This forum is designed to offer her an opportunity to explore intellectually the 4 major thematic challenges, namely conflicts, democracy, civil society and development, which have confronted the military-ruled country over the past half-century with a select group of pioneering academics and thinkers.

Timothy Garton Ash is author of nine books and Professor of European Studies at the University of Oxford, Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Mary Kaldor is Professor and Co-director of LSE Global Governance at the LSE.

Amartya Sen is Lamont University Professor at Harvard and an honorary fellow of LSE. He won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998 and was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge 1998-2004. His books include Development as Freedom (OUP), The Argumentative Indian (Allen Lane/Penguin) and Identity and Violence (Allen Lane/Penguin), and have been translated into more than thirty languages. His most recent book is The Idea of Justice.


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