AMI August seminar and Book Launch

Myanmar’s Rohingya Conflict: One Year On

Date: Monday 27th August 2018

Time: 5:30 for 6:00-7:00 pm

Place: Deakin Downtown –  Tower 2, Level 12, 727 Collins St, Melbourne.

Hosted by Australia Myanmar Institute and Deakin University’s Alfred Deakin Institute

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 Authors / Speakers:

Dr Anthony Ware, Senior Lecturer in International & Community Development,

Deakin University

Dr Costas Laoutides, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Deakin University


Dr Amy Nethery, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Deakin University – expert on refugee and asylum

Christopher Lamb, President of the Australia Myanmar Institute, former Australian ambassador to Myanmar

Michael Sainsbury, freelance journalist, Southeast Asia

A year ago, violence spiralled out of control in Myanmar causing 671,500 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh in a matter of months. Why? Did the army just drive these people out—is this a textbook example ethnic cleansing? Otherwise, what could possibly explain such a massive movement of people? What motivates and drives such horrific conflict? If we include those who had already fled, there are now 1.1 million Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh. What are the prospects of their return? How should the international community respond, and what can we do about it?

This seminar includes the launch of Anthony Ware & Costas Laoutides’ new book Myanmar’s Rohingya Conflict (see  The seminar will address all these questions openly and point to detailed analysis of the issues in the book. The 3 discussants, who collectively have significant understanding across the situation, will respond to the presentation, to kick of a question and answer session with the audience.

Discount copies of the book will be available for sale.

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