Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Thursday 11 October 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm

Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, 185 Pelham St, Carlton (room to be confirmed)

The University of Melbourne Human Rights Forum and the School of Political Science, Criminology and Sociology present a forum on the current crises in Burma.

In recent days the large demonstrations in Rangoon and the aggressive response of the ruling military junta have once again thrust Burma into the global spotlight. Are there any prospects for democratic change in Burma? What can, and should, states such as Australia, and their people, do in support of such change? And is there anything we can learn from Burma’s history to help answer such questions? In this public seminar these issues are addressed by:

Dr Garry Woodard - Senior Fellow, School of Political Science, Criminology & Sociology Australian Ambassador to Burma, 1973-75 Australian Ambassador to China, 1976-80

Alison Tate - International Officer, ACTU Former Program Officer for South-east Asia for Union Aid Abroad Former Burma Research and Information Officer, AUSTCARE

U Teddi Buri - Member of Parliament, National League for Democracy, Burma. Exiled in Australia.

Ample time will be allowed for questions from the audience.

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