Since the February 2021 coup in Myanmar, citizens from all walks of life have launched everyday forms of fearless resistance against the military power. What has motivated this revolutionary movement led by the young people? How does it address the politics of the coup, Buddhist Nationalism, and bridged the religious and ethnic divides in the politics of Burmanization? Is there a unifying vision of democracy amidst religious and ethnic diversity? How has the international community responded to the coup and crisis in Myanmar?
Prof. Scott and Dr. Moe will share their experiences, expertise, and insights into the crisis, the mobilization of everyday resistance, the urgent need for international solidarity, and the future of federal democracy in Myanmar.
1. Prof. James Scott (Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Anthropology, Yale University)
2. Dr. David Moe (Henry Rice Postdoctoral Associate, Southeast Asian Studies, Yale University)
Centre for Christian Studies, CUHK
Centre for Cultural Studies, CUHK