Presentation Title: The Shifting of Burmese Politics
Section: New Ways of Organizing IV
Location: McCardell Bicentennial Hall, 216
Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 3:50pm - 4:05pm
My project will investigate how the ongoing democratization and political liberalization process in Burma will affect the nation's foreign policy strategy. Burma has traditionally been allied with China, but as Western nations lift sanctions and seek to engage the increasingly liberal Burmese leadership, Burma will pursue improved relations with the U.S. I trace the domestic political and foreign policy development in Burma to explain how the current-day political dynamic formed. To demonstrate my Burma's shifting foreign policy, I will analyze Burmese investment and trade flows, formal statements by U.S. and Burmese leadership, and recent high-level meetings between Burmese leadership and other governments. Furthermore, I will include policy recommendations for U.S. leadership concerning how to encourage Burma to foster a close relationship with the Western nations.
Type of Presentation: Individual oral
Presentation Area: Political Science
Number of presenters:
Presenter(s): Deutsch, Julia Leigh
Major(s): International Politics and Economics
Class Year(s): 2013
Sponsor(s): Teets, Jessica C.
Dept(s): Political Science/IPE