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Myanmar’s Fight Against Military Rule, and Why it Matters?

April 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

This lecture will address current events in Myanmar and  focus on the nearly-unprecedented national resistance to the military’s attempted coup, and how things might progress going forward.

Speaker: Ambassador Scot Marciel

Scot Marciel is a Visiting Scholar and Practitioner Fellow at Stanford University’s Walter Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center. A career Foreign Service Officer, he most recently served as the U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar from March 2016 through May 2020. Prior to his assignment in Myanmar, Ambassador Marciel was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asia and the Pacific at the State Department, where he oversaw U.S. relations with Southeast Asia. From 2010 to 2013, Scot Marciel was U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country. Before that, he served concurrently as the first U.S. Ambassador for ASEAN Affairs and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia from 2007 to 2010.

Mr. Marciel has more than 35 years of experience as a diplomat in Asia and around the world. In addition to the assignments noted above, he has worked at U.S. missions in Turkey, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Brazil and the Philippines. At the State Department, he served as Director of the Office of Maritime Southeast Asia, Director of the Office of Mainland Southeast Asia, and Director of the Office of Southern European Affairs.

Mr. Marciel earned an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a BA in International Relations from the University of California at Davis.


6:00 PM:  Webinar begins

6:45 – 7:15 PM: Q&A



This program is free, but please consider giving a donation to help the Richmond World Affairs Council continue its mission.

Space is limited. Please register below.  Should your plans change, be sure to cancel your registration.


Date: April 21, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm


Venue Name: Virtual: Zoom


Organizer Name: Richmond World Affairs Council