Has Aung San Suu Kyi's time in office improved peace and democracy in Myanmar?
- Date: –18:30
- Location: Lewinsalen, Östra Ågatan 19, Uppsala University
- Lecturer: Mala Htun (University of New Mexico, USA), Kristian Stokke (University of Oslo, Norway), Netina Tan (McMaster University,Canada), Tamas Wells (Univeristy of Melbourne, Australia), Joakim Kreutz (Uppsala University, PCR, moderator)
- Organiser: The Department of Peace and Conflict Research, and Uppsala Forum
- Contact person: Elin Bjarnegård
Welcome to this panel discussion on peace and democracy in Myanmar during Aung San Suu Kyi's time in office.
Between 1989 and 2010, Aung San Suu Kyi spent 15 years in house arrest in Yangon, while continuing to oppose the military rulers of Myanmar and propagate for non-violence. She became an international democracy icon, and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.
After her party National League of Democracy in 2015 won an electoral majority in parliament, she was appointed "State Councillor" in 2016 as the de-facto leader of Myanmar.
Yet, most reports emerging from the country since then have rarely been joyful. On-going violence against the Rohingya and other Muslims, and a stalled peace process in the civil war has dented the halo of Aung San Suu Kyi…