The Asia Research Centre at the London School of Economics has organised a roundtable discussion on Burma. The details are:

Discussion: Recent events in Burma


Dr. Jurgen Haacke, LSE
Dr. Gustaaf Houtman, Anthropology Today
Thuyein Kyaw-Zaw, BBC World Service, Burma Section
Professor Robert H. Taylor (Emeritus), SOAS

Chair: Professor John Sidel, LSE

4-6pm, 16 October 2007
Room S221, London School of Economics

Recent events in Burma (Myanmar), most notably the protests in the streets of Rangoon (Yangon) and the ensuing crackdown by the military regime, have revived public interest and concern with regard to the continuing economic and political crisis in the country. In response, the LSE’s Asia Research Centre has organised a roundtable discussion of these events, with a set of recognised specialists on the country presenting their views on what has happened, what has not happened, and why. The participants in this discussion include specialists on Burma (Myanmar) with expertise on the country’s international relations, domestic politics, and religious institutions.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend this event and write about it for New Mandala. If any readers will be going along and are happy to provide a report on the event, then please get in contact with me.