The Open Society Institute held an in-house update with Burma experts on current political conditions in the country. Topics discussed included how the uprising began, the challenges now faced by pro-democracy activists, and efforts to lobby the UN to enforce Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security.
- Ashin Nayaka, Founding Director of the Buddhist Missionary Society, and is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Department of History, Columbia University, New York
- Todd Pierce, former Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Information Service in Rangoon
- Lway Aye Nang, Women's League of Burma
- Maureen Aung-Thwin, Director of the OSI Burma Project/Southeast Asia Initiative, introduced the event