Colloquium with Prof. Mary Callahan of the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.
The Burmese military junta is promoting a "road map" to national reconciliation and some version of democracy. Some groups within Burma have acceded to the principles laid out by the junta, while many inside and outside the country consider the "road map" a sham. What lies behind the regime's sudden promotion of its "road map"? Where will it lead? Where won't it lead?
Mary Callahan is the author of Making Enemies: War and State Building in Burma (Cornell University Press, 2003) and an assistant professor in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. She teaches classes on Southeast Asian politics and third world political history. Her current research focuses on citizenship, memory and violence in Southeast Asia.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies