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Monday, September 23, 2019 at 4:30pm
Morrill Hall, 404
Dr. Thet Su Htwe and Kyaw Thein are two activists involved with women's issues in Myanmar (also called Burma). They are important voices in trying to build civil society in that country, which has been emerging from near-isolation imposed by a military-socialist regime for roughly half a century, but is now facing new forms of social and political strife. In this presentation, they will talk about the everyday challenges faced by women in Burma/Myanmar. They will also explicitly focus on the ways that women's issues (and ethnicity) intersect with being Muslim--both for those from the Sunni and Shia traditions.
** Their visit to the Cornell campus is generously co-sponsored by the Comparative Muslim Societies Program, Southeast Asia Studies Program, Department of Asian Studies, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, South Asia Program, Department of Government, Department of History, and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.