The Saffron Revolution Revisited

December 14, 2007 | 12:00 AM
House Cannon, Room 121

Professor David Steinberg, author of Turmoil in Burma: Contested Legitimacies in Myanmar, and senior Distinguished Professor and Director of Asian Studies at Georgetown University, will join us for a discussion on the current state of affairs in Burma. The UN Special Investigator on Human Rights in Myanmar (Burma) has recently released a report stating that the government of Myanmar has significantly understated the atrocities committed in response to the Saffron Revolution. The report, released on December 7, has called for the immediate implementation of amnesty for those who remain in detention and the convening of an independent investigation into rumors of excessive killings, beatings and torture perpetrated on behalf of the ruling military junta. How can the US best support these recommendations presented by the UN Human Rights Council and pressure the government of Myanmar to comply?What steps canthe US take to leverage China and India's influence in Burma?