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What Happened to Myanmar?

November 18, 2019

6:30 – 8:00 pm 

In 2015, Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy scored an overwhelming victory at the polls, ushering in hope for the country’s political and economic transition from harsh military rule to a leadership with respect for democracy and human rights. Four years on, Myanmar’s great hope has failed to live up to expectations…

…How did Myanmar transform from a nation cheered for its new democracy to a nation charged with condoning crimes against humanity? Thant Myint-U has been an insider and outsider, witness to the turmoil in his own country and also the global reaction to it. His new book, The Hidden History of Burma, is a powerful and provocative look at the country, its leaders, and the tough questions surrounding its unsettling transformation. >>more on upcoming event

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