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Myanmar and the Politics of Humanitarianism: Diaspora, Identity, and Advocacy

October 4, 2023 @
2:00 p.m.
- 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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Chair: Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung (Department of Political Science, UMass Lowell)

Adam Saltsman (Associate Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Director, Urban Action Institute, Worcester State University)

Sung Chin Par (Human Rights Advocate and Co-Founder, Global Institute of Myanmar)

Dr. Si Thura (CEO, Community Partners International)

Discussant: Ken Maclean (Professor of International Development and Social Change and faculty member, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University)

This event explores the transnational nature of humanitarian aid in Myanmar two years after a coup ushered in military rule there. We look at the challenges, dilemmas, and everyday politics of aid and advocacy in Myanmar, including among a growing diaspora of Burmese activists abroad.

Reception to follow

Sponsored by IDCE (Department of International Development, Community, and Environment), the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and the Department of Political Science.