Myanmar Spring: Watering the Grass Roots
Event Date: October 22, 2012 - 4 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public | Location: UMass Boston, Campus Center 2540
After five decades of brutal military rule, Myanmar (Burma) is undergoing a miraculous transformation toward democracy.
Join the discussion with Kyaw Kyaw Thac and Aung Tun, moderated by Professor John Hess.
Kyaw Kyaw Thac: In-country Program Coordinator of Cetana Educational Foundation and also a volunteer teacher at the Liberal Arts programs in Myanmar Institute of Theology and Karen Baptist Theological Seminary, Yangon. Kyaw Kyaw Thac works with all of Cetana's education and outreach programs in Myanmar, assisting in accomplishing the mission of Cetana for developing human resources through education in Myanmar.
Aung Tun: A journalist working inside Burma for over 7 years. He has also been working on political and development research/projects on Burma in collaboration with international and local non-governmental organizations, NGOs. Sponsored by Cetana, Aung Tun has just started his first semester as a graduate student in the McCormack Graduate School at UMass Boston.
John Hess: Senior Lecturer in English and American Studies at UMass Boston. Hess is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cetana Educational Foundation.
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