Author of "The Wind in the Bamboo" and "Burmese Looking Glass: A Human Rights Adventure"
Edith Mirante is the director of Project Maje, www.projectmaje.org an information project on Burma's human rights and environmental issues that she founded in 1986, and author of two books on Burma, "Burmese Looking Glass" and "Down the Rat Hole."
Events with this presenter
The West has welcomed unprecedented democratic reforms made by Myanmar’s government. What challenges must Myanmar overcome before it can fully join the international community? What role can it play in Southeast Asia?
A look at the plight of tribal Asians known as “Negrito.” Nearly exterminated by exploitation, disease and a cataclysmic volcano, these extraordinary people now survive as forest hunter gatherers in only a few places: mainland Malaysia, the Philippines and India’s remote Andaman Islands.