After the landslide election victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in November 2015, previously unimaginable political changes are currently underway in Burma. Parliament has just elected the country’s first civilian president in over 50 years, while NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi has taken the post of State Counsellor. Despite the optimistic outlook, huge challenges lie ahead. A large number of repressive laws are still in place, almost all key areas from infrastructure to education to state administration have long been neglected and are in dire need of reform, and the country continues to suffer from entrenched corruption and cronyism.
What lies ahead now? How can the international community be helpful and avoid doing more harm than good?
The CEELI Institute, in collaboration with Burma Center Prague and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), would like to invite you for a discussion with Aung Zaw, a prominent Burmese independent journalist, former student activist, and the founder of the respected Irrawaddy news magazine and website (www.irrawaddy.com).
The discussion will take place in an informal setting at the Vila Grébovka in Prague 2.
Facebook event here.