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Wednesday, Jan 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Poetry for the People: African Americans
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Thursday, Jan 23
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4:00 PM Discussion: The Xinjiang Crisis: Domestic and International Reactions
7:00 PM  Italian Film: A Casa Tutti Bene (There Is No Place Like Home)
7:00 PM Italian Film: Mid-August Lunch
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
8:00 PM Comedy: Armando Anto
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Friday, Jan 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Music: Railroad Earth
11:30 AM Lunar New Year Lion Dancing
5:00 PM  San Diego Tết Festival
7:00 PM Music: Kambiz Pakan
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
Saturday, Jan 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM  San Diego Tết Festival
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
11:00 AM 2nd Annual Australia Day
11:00 AM  Balboa Park Chinese New Year Festival
1:00 PM Maki Ishiwata Workshop
1:00 PM Discussion: No Human Being is Illegal
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
3:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
5:30 PM Celebration: Chinese Lunar New Year Banquet 2020
6:00 PM Year of the Rat Art Show
6:30 PM  Dance: Lakshmi Basile
6:30 PM  Music: Matrida Umoja Band
8:00 PM Music: Railroad Earth
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
10:00 PM International Student Festival
Sunday, Jan 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
11:00 AM  San Diego Tết Festival
12:00 PM Hands On Kimchi Workshop
12:00 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
2:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
2:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
3:30 PM Stage: Mama Mia!
7:00 PM  Django JazzFest
7:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Monday, Jan 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Middle-Eastern Drum Class
Tuesday, Jan 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Jan 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Poetry for the People: African Americans
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Thursday, Jan 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Cine En Sherman & Humano Film Festival
6:30 PM Sushi Making Class
7:00 PM Italian Film: Maccheroni
7:00 PM South Korean Pop Supergroup: SuperM
7:00 PM Book: Between Two Fires
7:30 PM Stage: The Great Leap
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Friday, Jan 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Saturday, Feb 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
2:30 PM DIY Miso Making Workshop
3:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
7:15 PM Viennese Nights: A Grand Victorian Ball
8:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
8:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
8:00 PM Stage: The Great Leap
Sunday, Feb 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
2:00 PM Stage: Italian American Reconciliation
2:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
7:00 PM Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
7:00 PM Stage: Bloomsday
Monday, Feb 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Middle-Eastern Drum Class
Tuesday, Feb 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
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Talk: From Dictatorship to Democracy? Myanmar’s Uneasy Transition
San Diego World Affairs Council warmly welcomes Dr. Richard A. Nuccio's talk: "From Dictatorship to Democracy? Myanmar’s Uneasy Transition".

After nearly fifty years of military rule, Myanmar/Burma began a guided transition toward a more open economic and political system in the mid-2000s. Led by the country’s existing military leaders, the transition was based on a new constitution drafted by the military intended to maintain their influence and limit the power of the main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Daw Aung Sang Suu Kyi.

Early signs that the military’s plans would go awry were a sweep by the NLD of the 2012 by-elections that led in turn to a nationwide victory in largely fair elections in 2015.

As in many countries under authoritarian rule, deep regional, national, ethnic and religious divisions in Myanmar were unleashed by the easing of political repression. Myanmar’s new democratically elected leaders have found themselves confronted by a continuation of decades-old civil wars and new insurgencies based on Buddhist/Muslim divisions long simmering beneath the surface.

• How did international sanctions against Myanmar, some of the strictest in the world, encourage the 2010 guided transition in Myanmar?
• How will relatively poor countries like Myanmar fare in the coming disorder of the disintegration of the post-WWII international order?
• What is the future of liberal democratic systems in Asia?

About our Speaker: Dr. Richard A. Nuccio

Richard A. Nuccio is the Interim Program Manager of the UK’s Department of International Development (DfID) and European Union (EU)"funded Support Hluttaw Work for Effective Budget Oversight (SHWEBO) project to strengthen the oversight capacity of Myanmar’s legislative branch at the Union, state, and region levels. Previously, Dr. Nuccio served as the National Democratic Institute’s (NDI) resident senior country director for Myanmar from March 2013 until June 2016. In this capacity, he developed NDI’s technical support program to Myanmar’s parliament (Hluttaw) and oversaw all NDI programming in Myanmar, including its efforts to support independent observation of the 2015 national elections. Before arriving in Myanmar, Dr. Nuccio served as NDI’s resident senior country director in South Sudan from 2011 until 2012. As country director, he oversaw the implementation of civic engagement program activities under a five-year, $61 million US Agency for International Development (USAID) grant and provided leadership to a team of nine international and 39 national staff.

Admission/Cost: Free - $10

Location:
National University
Sanford Center Auditorium
1355 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Wednesday, January 15 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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