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Presentation Title: The Shifting of Burmese Politics

Section: New Ways of Organizing IV

Location: , 216

Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 3:50pm - 4:05pm

Abstract:

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

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Presentation Area: Political Science

Presentation Topic: China/Asia

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Presenter Information
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

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