2017 Myanmar Update Forum

Speaker

Various

Venue

University of Yangon Arts Hall, Yangon, Myanmar

Date

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
gerard.mccarthy@anu.edu.au

Justine Chambers
Research Scholar
Department of Anthropology
The Australian National University
justine.chambers@anu.edu.au

Nicholas Farrelly
Director, Myanmar Research Centre
The Australian National University
nicholas.farrelly@anu.edu.au

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