Past events


Governing change: Myanmar’s executive policymaking in transition (2011-2018)

Dr Su Mon Thazin Aung, Institute for Strategy and Policy Myanmar

This seminar addresses the research question: how has policymaking taken place in Myanmar’s transitional governments after the end of the military junta as the ‘central policymaking device’? Establishing structures and processes for effective policymaking is critical to providing guidance for government policy makers, most of whom are grappling with many...

Dr Su Mon Thazin Aung

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Myanmar and North Korea: Divergent Paths

Dr Andray Abrahamian, Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University

Registration is free and essential on Eventbrite The stories of North Korea and Myanmar (Burma) are two of Asia’s most difficult. For decades they were infamous as the region’s most militarized and repressed, self-isolated and under sanctions by the international community while, from Singapore to Japan, the rest of Asia saw historic wealth creation....

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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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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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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


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