Myanmar in Crisis

Women marching during 2021 protest movement in Myanmar
Maung Sun, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Since the February 2021 coup, Myanmar has been plunged into a political and humanitarian crisis.  What has this meant for the people of Myanmar and how are they seeking to overcome these deep challenges? In this special event, we will begin with a viewing of “Padauk: Myanmar Spring,” a short film documenting citizens’ efforts to reverse the coup. The viewing will be followed by a panel discussion featuring three commentators from Myanmar: Nant Ingyin Kyaw Soe, a Kayin-Bamar activist who is featured in the film, Ye Myo Hein, Executive Director of the Tagaung Institute of Political Studies and Public Policy Fellow with the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and  Dr. Si Thura, Executive Director, Community Partners International. Tom Andrews, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, will deliver opening remarks. 

This event is sponsored by the Humanitarian Action Initiative, International Development Studies Program and Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs; and the Humanitarian Health Program at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, the George Washington University.