A worldwide lecturer on Buddhism and spiritual-social activism, ALAN CLEMENTS is considered one of the West’s leading authorities on Burma’s struggle for human rights and democracy. His books on the subject include Burma: The Next Killing Fields? and Burma’s Revolution of the Spirit: The Struggle for Democratic Freedom and Dignity (co-authored with Leslie Kean), as well as The Voice of Hope (with Aung San Suu Kyi). He is the founder and co-director of the Burma Project USA, a San-Francisco based nonprofit organization. Clements has been permanently blacklisted from Burma.