America Abroad: Burma at the Crossroads

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Airs Friday, April 10 at 11pm on AM 820

This fall, Burma is scheduled to hold a historic presidential election. But with ongoing persecution of ethnic minorities and many other human rights issues, many wonder if the nation is ready for true reform.

On this episode of America Abroad, an examination of the history, politics, and promise of this nation in transition. The guests helping to unravel the story include:

  • David Williams, Executive Director of The Center for Constitutional Democracy at Indiana University
  • John Knaus, Senior Program Officer for Asia at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, D.C.
  • Robert Herman, Vice President for Regional Programs at Freedom House in Washington, D.C.
  • Myra Dahgaypaw, Policy Advisor for U.S. Campaign for Burma in Washington, D.C.
  • David Steinberg, Professor of Asian Studies at Georgetown University