Myanmar/Burma has experienced major changes in recent years. After 50 years of rule by an oppressive military junta, the National League for Democracy has finally been able to take power. Aung San Suu Kyi, who was previously kept under house arrest and became a symbol of the military regime’s severe human rights abuses, is now effectively head of Myanmar’s government. But how much progress has Myanmar actually made towards liberalisation and social justice? How democratic has it really become?
The eminent academic Marie Lall is a leading expert on Myanmar and has spent many years teaching and researching in the country. She will be talking about the state of Myanmar’s political system and society in a special event hosted by Hammersmith Amnesty Group. There will be a Q&A session and she will also be signing copies of her new book Understanding Reform in Myanmar: People and Society in the Wake of Military Rule. Everyone is welcome, including non-Amnesty members.
Date: Tuesday September 6th, 7.30pm
Speaker: Marie Lall, Professor of Education and South Asian Studies at the UCL Institute of Education.
Venue: Amnesty bookshop, 181 King Street, London, W6 9JT.
Tickets are only £3. You can pay on the door.
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