Unpacking the role of America’s moral authority in shaping democracies around the world with former White House communications & press advisor Kevin Xu…
Myanmar has seen a massive shift to democracy in recent years, but is being accused of ethnic cleansing and genocide against an ethnic minority in the region. Just a few years prior, Kevin Xu helped planned President Obama’s trip to Myanmar, in which the US praised the country’s shift to a democracy but Obama also cautioned that violence against those having different beliefs would cripple their ability to grow into a true democratic state.
Xu unpacks the role of America’s moral authority in shaping democracies around the world and confronting genocides, and how the relationship America has with its own media is impacting the effectiveness of that moral authority.
Kevin Xu is a former White House communications and press advisor who helped plan President Obama’s trip to Myanmar, a country which is now embroiled with accusations of condoning genocide. He also advised the former Secretary of Commerce during the Obama Administration, and is a recent graduate of Stanford Law School.