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EWC Talk: North Korea and Myanmar: Divergent Paths

February 7, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

When & Where

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, 12pm – 1pm

Room 3012 (Third floor), John A. Burns Hall

About the Talk

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Free & open to the public but seating is limited.

The stories of North Korea and Myanmar (Burma) are two of Asia’s most difficult. For decades they were infamous as the region’s most militarized and repressed, self-isolated and under sanctions by the international community while, from Singapore to Japan, the rest of Asia saw historic wealth creation and growing middle class security. Andray Abrahamian, author of the recent book North Korea and Myanmar: Divergent Paths(McFarland, 2018), will examine and compare the political histories of North Korea and transitioning Myanmar.

About the Speaker

Andray AbrahamianAndray Abrahamian is an Honorary Fellow at Macquarie University and a member of the U.S. National Committee on North Korea. He is also a Research Fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS, Affiliate Scholar at the East-West Center and an Adjunct Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute. A frequent media commentator on North Korea issues (the Economist, CNN, Reuters and the AP), he has taught and lectured at Yangon University, Ulsan University, UC Berkeley, Harvard, SOAS, and Seoul National University. He has a PhD is from the University of Ulsan and an MA from the University of Sussex and has lived in Myanmar and visited North Korea dozens of times.


February 7, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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