MYANMAR SITUATION BRIEFING
February 2, 2021
4:30pm to 5:00pm

A Situation Briefing on the unfolding military coup in Myanmar (Burma), including the arrest of leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Featuring:

Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd, Ed.D. Professor, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies; and Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (ret.)

Dr. Byrd joined the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in 2007. Dr. Byrd researches, teaches, and publishes in the areas of U.S.-Myanmar (Burma) relations; security dynamics in Southeast Asia; economics and security linkages; rising inequality and its implication on security; the roles of private-sector, women, and education in socio-economic development; civil-military operations; leadership; organizational development and innovation; and transformational learning and adult education. Read more.

Dr. Jerrold D. Green, President and CEO, Pacific Council on International Policy

Dr. Green is the President and CEO of the Pacific Council. He is also a Research Professor of Communications at the University of Southern California. He also served as the Director of International Programs and Development at the RAND Corporation where he oversaw the activities of the Center for Asia-Pacific Policy as well as the Center for Russia and Eurasia. Read more.

Background:

Myanmar's military seized control of the country's government on Monday, February 1, 2021, detaining civilian leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi in the process. Power now rests in the hands of Commander-in-Chief Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing. This move marks a sharp reversal in the country's progress towards democracy, which—after languishing under five decades of military rule—made significant progress in 2015 with the election of Aung San Suu Kyi to the country's highest office, State Counsellor. Join us as we host Lt. Col. U.S. Army (Ret.) Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd to discuss what the coup in Myanmar means for the country, the region, and the United States.

 

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