Events

22
Nov
2016

Des Ball Memorial Service

Various

For many decades Professor Des Ball was a linchpin of Myanmar focussed research at The Australian National University. His studies of the Myanmar-Thailand borderlands, captured in four major books and many other publications, were utterly unique.

Picture of Professor Des Ball

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10
Nov
2016

"Conflict in Myanmar" book launch

Michael Wesley

Nicholas Farrelly, Director of the ANU Myanmar Research Centre will give a presentation, addressing the book’s themes: war, politics and religion in Myanmar’s current political environment.

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31
Oct
2016

Explaining Myanmar’s transitional Hluttaw: from rubber stamp to hostile legislature

Chit Win

This doctoral research questions the role of Myanmar’s legislature (the Hluttaw) during the country’s transition from military rule. While transitional legislatures are essential institutions for entrenching democracy by providing legitimacy and by constraining the executive, they face two main constraints: legislative autonomy and institutional capacity...

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28
Oct
2016

Coming of Age in Hpa-an: Morality as a Process of Navigation and Conjuncture

Justine Chambers

Based on long-term ethnographic research in Hpa-an, the capital of eastern Karen State and former site of one of the most enduring civil conflicts in the world, this paper offers an introduction to the lives of young Plong Karen people and the multiple moral worlds they attempt to navigate as they come of age. In this seminar, I explore individual...

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25
Oct
2016

Building on What's There: Insights on social protection, tax and accountability from central-east Myanmar

Gerard McCarthy

This presentation will explore some obstacles to reforming state-society relations in areas of tax and social welfare, particularly the significant role of non-government actors in the lives of everyday people.

Gerard McCarthy; Myanmar; tax; social protection

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