Fulbright Series: Two Faces of Myanmar | Discussion

When: 2015-05-28 15:30 - 2015-05-28 17:00
Where: American Center, Tržiště 13, Praha 1
Entry fee: Free (please, sign up by clicking at signup above the picture)

The coming meeting will introduce Charles Webel, currently a Professor of International Economic Relations at the University of New York in Prague. A four-time Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Webel has been a Fulbrighter at the Universities of Sydney, Frankfurt, and Heidelberg, and, most recently, a Fulbright Specialist in Peace and Conflict Analysis in Myanmar (formerly Burma). Famous for its wondrous temples and 2500-year old Buddhist culture and traditions, Myanmar has been rife with internal conflicts for decades.

In this presentation, Dr. Webel will depict the two faces of Myanmar: the golden images of its pagodas and people on the one hand, and the blood-stained soil and traumatized conflict victims on the other hand. He will show stunning photos of Myanmar’s wonders and will also describe his recent experience teaching "Conflict Analysis and Conflict Transformation" to Burmese graduate students and religious leaders.

The lecture will be held in English.