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The Myanmar Coup: Faculty and Student Perspectives
November 18, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
On Feb 1, 2021, the democratically elected government of Myanmar was deposed in a military coup. The coup immediately sparked pro-democracy protests from Myanmar’s citizens, and despite international attention, the Tatmadaw has cracked down harshly on protestors, killing over 700 people to date. Overseas communities—including Burmese, Karen, Chin, among others—have worked to support protestors from afar. This panel explores the events leading up to the coup and highlights the response of scholars and activists both locally and internationally.
- Eddy Malesky, Professor of Political Economy, Department of Political Science, Duke University
- Jane Ferguson, Lecturer, School of Culture, History & Language, Australian National University
- Jack, Student at Duke and Myanmar citizen
- Sarahann Bu, Student at UNC-CH and member of Chin diaspora community in North Carolina
*Burmese language interpretation provided.*
Sponsored by UNC Carolina Asia Center, UNC Southeast Asian Approaches Carolina Seminar, & Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute
The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.