Burma expert to speak Sunday in Westport
Published 4:35 pm, Thursday, September 22, 2011
The U Thant Institute and the United Nations Association of Southwestern Connecticut will host a talk by an expert on Burma's political developments at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, in Green's Farms Congregational Church, 71 Hillandale Road.
Thant Myint-U, having served on United Nations peacekeeping operations in Cambodia and the former Yugoslavia, will speak on key issues facing Burma and the rest of Southeast Asia. Thant, who has a Ph.D. in history, has held several positions at the United Nations Secretariat in New York. He is the author of "The Making of Modern Burma" and "The River of Lost Footsteps: A Personal History of Burma." His latest book, "Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia," will be published this September.
The event is free and open to the public. For information, call Bill Hass, the institute's vice president, at 203-454-7685.