Yesterday the Lowy Institute was privileged to host two of Australia's most prominent Burma watchers, Dr Andrew Selth of the Griffith Asia Institute and Dr Sean Turnell from Macquarie University, for a discussion on Burma's recent rapid transformation.

Interpreter readers will be  familiar with Andrew's work, as he regularly contributes blog posts on Burma. Dr Sean Turnell was recently 'outed' by Aung San Suu Kyi on CNN as her 'favourite' economist.

Following the event, Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove sat down with Sean and Andrew for a brief conversation on Burma's reform process. Sean and Andrew gave their views on the likelihood of Aung San Suu Kyi becoming president (0:46) and the depth of economic reform since 2011 (1:47). Both conclude that they are cautiously optimistic about Burma's future (3:45).

For those who missed the event, catch up via podcast or review the Lowy Institute's Twitter feed, which includes live tweets from the event.