Film Screening of "The Lady"

Film Screening of

The Lady

 Thursday, May 31st

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About the movie

"The Lady" (trailer) is the extraordinary story of Burmese pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi. The film documents the beginning of Suu Kyi's political involvement, the subsequent years she spent under house arrest as a result, her peaceful quest against a violent regime, and the painful personal sacrifices she had to make for the hope of democracy.  "The Lady" is a story of devotion and human understanding set against a backdrop of political turmoil that continues today.

Speaker Biographies

Win Min is a senior research associate at the Vahu Development Institute and a journalist at the Voice of America. From 2004 to 2010, he was a lecturer for various Burmese programs at Chiang Mai University and for the Thai and Southeast Asian Studies Program at Payap University from 2007 to 2010 in Thailand. Prior to that, Mr. Min was a researcher at the Burma Fund from 2001 to 2005. Between 1988 and 2000, he was a student activist in Burma and a member of the All Burma Students Democratic Front. Mr. Min's recent publications include “Under an Iron Heel: Civil-Military Relations in Burma/Myanmar,” in Democracy Under Stress: Civil-Military Relations in South and Southeast Asia, eds. Paul Chambers and Aurel Croissant and “Looking Inside the Burmese Military,” in Burma or Myanmar?: The Struggle for National Identity, ed. Lowell Dittmer. Additionally, he has written a number of book chapters on Burma in different publications such as the Asian Survey, and he is the co-author of Assessing Burma’s Ceasefire Accords.  Mr. Min received a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2001.

Ellen Bork is the director of Democracy and Human Rights at the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI). She came to FPI from Freedom House where she worked on projects assisting activists and dissidents around the world. She previously served as deputy director of the Project for the New American Century, a foreign policy think tank, an adviser to the Chairman of the Hong Kong Democratic Party, as the professional staff member for Asia and the Pacific at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and at the Bureau of Latin American Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Ms. Bork has been published in publications, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and The Weekly Standard. She has participated in election observation missions to Afghanistan, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Ukraine and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the board of the International Campaign for Tibet. Ms. Bork graduated from Yale University and the Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the District of Columbia bar.

Mission Statement

The Foreign Policy Initiative seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America’s global economic competitiveness.
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