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November 13, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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The Hidden History of Burma 緬甸·被隱藏的歷史

Join historian, former diplomat and Presidential advisor Thant Myint-U for an insider’s diagnosis of recent and ongoing challenges to Burma’s fragile democracy. Warning of the possible collapse of this nation of 55 million while suggesting a fresh agenda for change, he examines issues including economic inequality, interracial violence and climate change, and asks whether democracy and an economy that genuinely serves all its people are possible in Burma. Essential viewing for followers of regional politics, this talk will be moderated by Dr Ian Holliday, Vice President of Hong Kong University. 

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歷史學家,前外交官與總統顧問Thant Myint-U以知情人身分診斷緬甸脆弱的民主主義於近期與長久以來所面對的挑戰。他在警示這個擁有五千五百萬人口的國家現處於崩塌邊緣之外也提出了嶄新的改變事項;審視經濟不平等、種族間的暴力相向與氣候變化等問題,並提出民主與一個真正為所有人民著想的經濟體系是否可能在緬甸存在的疑問。對關心地域性政治的參與者來說,此活動會是一個重點節目。香港大學副校長Ian Holliday博士將主持這次演講。

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Thant Myint-U is a writer, historian, conservationist, a former presidential advisor and peace negotiator, the chairman of U Thant House and the Yangon Heritage Trust, and a Founding Partner of the Ava Advisory Group.

Professor Holliday has been Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) since 2015.