2015 Events Calendar
Tuesday April 28th, 2015 – 10:30 am to 6:30 pm
Oxford Burma/Myanmar Day
St Hugh’s College – St Margaret’s Road, Oxford OX2 6L, UK
11.00 am – Oxford and Burma/Myanmar: An Overview of Current Research and Engagement // 1.30 pm – The Oxford–Burma Law Programme // 3.30 pm Roundtable – ‘Communal Violence in Myanmar’s Transition: Justifying Narratives and Information Pathways’ Myanmar Media and Society Project // 5.30 pm Astor Lecture – ‘The Military in Myanmar: Longevity and Future Roles?’ Professor David Steinberg, Georgetown University 2014–15 Astor Visiting Lecturer
Read Partners Asia Senior Advisor, Zunetta Herbert’s in-person coverage of this event: Oxford University’s Myanmar Day
Feb 10 to May 10, 2015 – Buddhist Art of Myanmar
Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street) – New York
Centuries of Myanmar’s Buddhist history is now on exhibit at the New York Asia Society Museum. Approximately 70 pieces of stone, bronze and wood sculptures, textiles, paintings, and lacquer ritual implements – from the fifth through the early twentieth century have never before been exhibited overseas.
For more info on days and times for this exhibit: Click Here
Thursday February 26, 2015
Socializing – 5:30 to 6:00 pm, Dinner and Program – 6:00 to 8:15 pm
“Food for Thought”: Meet Burmese Heroine – Zin Mar Aung, International Woman of Courage – 2012 – Women’s University Club – 1105 Sixth Avenue – Seattle, 98101
Center for Women and Democracy – presents internationally acclaimed activist, Ms. Zin Mar Aung, as their February “Food for Thought” special guest and speaker. Zin Mar spent eleven years in prison (nine in solitary confinement) in her home country Burma (Myanmar) for her role as a student activist critical of the military regime. Ultimately released in 2009. Today, she is a key central force for reform throughout her country, including in the military, judiciary, and political arenas. Her passion for women’s empowerment is unrelenting.
Zin Mar Aung is the 2012 recipient of the “International Women of Courage Award” presented by First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
To attend this special event Register Here