Event Date: October 28, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm Location: FTX 570 , 57 Louis-Pasteur Private
Presented by CIPS and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre
Myanmar has been making efforts toward democracy since 2011. The election in 2015 of the NLD, and its Nobel prize-winning leader Aung San Suu Kyi, marked a new milestone where hopes were high that Myanmar would rejoin the international community as a responsible, democratic state after several decades of civil war, authoritarian government and military repression. Yet, the last two years have featured headlines of genocide against the Rohingyas and persistent armed conflicts with ethnic minorities that have raised disturbing questions regarding the regime’s orientation. As Myanmar heads into elections in 2020, can we expect it to move ahead with greater democratic change? This panel will discuss the overall developments in Myanmar, with a focus on the military-civilian balance of power, peace negotiations with ethnic armed groups, and the performance of the NLD Government.
All are welcome.
Jacques BERTRAND | Professor and Associate Chair (Graduate) of Political Science/Director, Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Asian Institute, University of Toronto
Kyaw YIN HLAING | Director, Center for Diversity and National Harmony
Myat PAN HMONE | Independent Consultant, Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security
Myo NAING | Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security
Kai OSTWALD | Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia