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Lessons from Myanmar

May 1, 2024 • 10:00 – 10:30 am EDT

What does it actually mean when we say, “democracy is on the line?” Nisha Anand, the CEO of, would know – she was arrested for passing out pro-democracy leaflets in Myanmar in 1998. 

To help us unpack the state of democracy today, and what we can learn from Myanmar and other places, Nisha discusses her path from her 1998 arrest to seeking more bi-partisanship today.

This episode is made possible through general support to Smart Women, Smart Power.

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  • Alexis Day
  • Program Manager and Research Associate, Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative and Outreach Manager, International Security Program.
Kathleen Mcinnis
Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative