Type: Public event

The crisis in Myanmar: Repression, resistance, repercussions

Co-sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan, and the Southeast Asia Program, Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center, Stanford University


David I. Steinberg, Distinguished Professor of Asian Studies Emeritus, Georgetown University, Washington, DC and Moe Thuzar, Fellow and Co-coordinator, Myanmar Studies Programme, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore

Date & time

Apr 14, 2021, 8:00-9:30 pm EDT


This is a Virtual Event.

Shocking events obliterate context. The coup in Myanmar on 1 February 2021 is a case in point. Who could imagine the cruelty of the Burmese generals who on February 1st 2021 grabbed power and proceeded to retain it by arresting thousands and murdering hundreds of its local opponents? Who expected that on February 2nd the country’s youth would launch a nonviolent Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) and keep it going and growing against such massively intimidating odds?

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