Billy Tea, WSD-Handa Fellow

Billy Tea

Handle with Care: Establishing a Myanmar Style of Democracy

Location: Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room); UHM
When: Friday, January 25th, 12:00 P.M.

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The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa hosted a talk with Billy Tea, WSD-Handa Fellow at the Pacific Forum, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Mr. Tea gave a 45 minute talk titled, “Handle with Care: Establishing a Myanmar Style of Democracy” followed by a 15-30 minute Q&A/discussion session. A synopsis follows:

Myanmar, a country rich in natural resources, including oil, gas, minerals, and wood has been closed for decades. However, within the last two years it has experienced a great transformation toward liberalization. Two questions come to mind.  What are the main challenges that lie ahead? What can be done to ensure Myanmar’s path toward democracy?

Speaker Bio

Billy Tea HeadshotMr. Billy Tea is a WSD-Handa Fellow at the Pacific Forum Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he focuses on security issues in Southeast Asia and maritime security in the Asia-Pacific region. He was formerly an analyst with the Foreign Policy and Security Studies Bureau (FPSSB) at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS), Malaysia, where his research focused on conflict prevention, Chinese foreign policy in Asia, and security and defense relations among the US, Asia, and Europe.

Event Sponsor:

Center for Southeast Asian Studies

For more information, please contact The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at cseas@hawaii.edu.

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