Humanities Forum – Social Sciences Forum – Visual Arts
“Myanmar: Perspectives on a Society in Transition”
Christina Fink, Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, The George Washington University
Wednesday, February 1, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Myanmar has been undergoing profound political, economic, and social change. Throughout this process, the military leadership and political parties have both cooperated and competed in their efforts to impose their vision for the future. Meanwhile, citizens have sought to take advantage of greater freedoms and opportunities, while also re-imagining their country’s identity and place in the world.
This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition on display at the Library Gallery.
Professor Christina Fink is a cultural anthropologist who has combined teaching, research, and development work throughout her career organized. Her areas of expertise are Burma/Myanmar in particular and Southeast Asia more broadly, equitable development, gender and development, civil society in ethnically diverse states. She received her B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Social/Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. She has taught at the Elliot School for International Affairs at George Washington University since 2011. She served as a visiting lecturer at the Pacific and Asian Studies Department at the University of Victoria in 1995, and, from 2001 to 2010, she was a lecturer and program associate at the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute in Thailand.
Admission is free.
Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program, the Dresher Center for the Humanities, the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, the Global Studies Program, the Visual Arts Department, and the Social Sciences Forum.