Events

22
Jan
2018

The Mon in Myanmar - 2018 and Beyond

Keynote - Dr Ashley South, Chiang Mai University

On Monday 22nd January 2018, a special one-day conference in Canberra, Australia will take stock of the socio-political shifts, cultural dynamism and aspirations of Mon people in Myanmar/Burma and in diaspora communities across the globe.

After decades of intractable ethno-national conflict, military rule and economic stagnation, in the last five...

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14
Dec
2017

Narrative and the meaning of democracy: the example of the Burmese democracy movement

Tamas Wells, University of Melbourne

Abstract The question of how the word ‘democracy’ is given meaning, by citizens and political actors in emerging democracies, has received increasing scholarly attention. If democracy does not have a taken-for-granted meaning amongst citizens or political actors, these differences might help to make sense of policy decision-making and political contests...

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09
Nov
2017

Time for Change? Myanmar's peace process two years after the NLD landslide

Justine Chambers, ANU Jenny Hedstrom, Monash University Khin Maung Yin, UNSW ADFA Cecile Medail, UNSW ADFA Chair: Dr Nick Cheesman, ANU

Myanmar

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03
Nov
2017

Political violence and truth (in Myanmar)

Chair: Dr Nick Cheesman, Department of Political and Social Change, ANU

Myanmar

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03
Oct
2017

Arson, exclusion and exodus: what next for the Rohingya and Myanmar?

Dr. Melissa Crouch (Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales Law School), Dr. Nich Farrelly (Associate Dean, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University), Marc Purcell (CEO, Australian Council for International Development), Dr. Andrew Selth (Adjunct Associate Professor, Griffith Asia Institute), Dr. Than Tun (Fellow, Australian National University)

Myanmar has made global headlines in recent weeks due to the flight of almost half a million Rohingya to Bangladesh and other neighbouring countries. The exodus follows attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) against Myanmar police outposts in October 2016 and again on August 25 2017 which were coordinated with the release of a report on...

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