2017 Myanmar Update Forum




University of Yangon Arts Hall, Yangon, Myanmar


Wednesday, 15 March, 2017 - 11:00 to Thursday, 16 March, 2017 - 17:00

Venue Change - Now University of Yangon Arts Hall

The 2017 Myanmar Update Forum will be held at University of Yangon on 15-16 March 2017 in conjunction with The Australian National University. The formation of a new government in Myanmar, led by the National League for Democracy, was a crucially important milestone in the country’s political transformation. This profound change is being matched by similarly far-reaching shifts in Myanmar’s economic, social and cultural landscape. The 2017 Myanmar Update Forum will address these multiple transformations.

The conference will run from 11AM-5PM Wednesday 15th March, and 9AM-3:30PM on Thursday 16th March in University of Yangon Science Hall. It will feature: 

  • Keynote address by Professor Dr Aung Tun Thet, Special Representative of State Counsellor, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi;

  • Panels on peace & conflict, rural transformations, economic change, justice and rights featuring Myanmar and international scholars;

  • Showcase of new research by University of Yangon and ANU scholars;

  • Roundtable on Prospects and Trajectories of Reform.

The Update Forum is be co-hosted by the University of Yangon Department of International Relations and The Australian National University Myanmar Research Centre.

A more detailed program will be available in the days preceding the conference.

For further information, please contact:

Gerard McCarthy
Research Scholar
Department of Political and Social Change
The Australian National University

Justine Chambers
Research Scholar
Department of Anthropology
The Australian National University

Nicholas Farrelly
Director, Myanmar Research Centre
The Australian National University



Samuel Bashfield
+61 2 6125 1169


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