Myanmar’s New Government: The Challenges Ahead

Friday, April 22 &
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Speakers
Priscilla A. Clapp

Senior Advisor, United States Institute of Peace

Derek J. Mitchell

Former U.S. Ambassador, U.S. Embassy - Yangon

Presiders

General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations

Priscilla A. Clapp, former U.S. chief of mission to Myanmar (1999-2002), and Derek J. Mitchell, former U.S. ambassador to Myanmar (2012-2016), discussed the country's new government and the challenges it faces in securing the transition to democracy. The speakers reflected on recent changes in Myanmar since the November 2015 election.

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