AMI Monthly Seminar_March 2018

AMI Monthly Seminar

The “Rohingya” Crisis – Update on the conflict in Rakhine State and the situation in Bangladesh

Date Monday 26th March 2018

Time 5:30 pm for 6pm start (refreshments 7-7:30pm)

Venue 33 Lincoln Square South, Carlton (Please see the map. Swanston St trams to Lincoln Square, Stop 3)

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No charge, but GOLD COIN DONATIONS requested to cover costs.

Dr Anthony Ware is a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at Deakin University, Melbourne. Hewas Director of the Australia Myanmar Institute for the last five years, 2013-2017, and has previously lectured at The University of Melbourne. His research focus is on international development in conflict-affected situations, and the relationship between everyday peacebuilding and community-led local development, particularly in Myanmar. More broadly, his research revolves around the impact of sociopolitical factors on participatory development, and thus he has also worked on issues such as Myanmar’s previous sanctions regime, fragile states, democratic transition, the role of faith and faith-based organisations in development, and theoretical and case study evaluations of development in difficult sociopolitical contexts. He has published more than two dozen academic papers/chapters, and four books, including his forthcoming: Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ Conflict (Hurst 2018, with Costas Laoutides).

Nichola Krey has been a humanitarian for 15 years and is currently the Head of Humanitarian Affairs for Save the Children Australia. Her previous roles as Country Director in Aceh, Vanuatu and Palestine saw her responding to emergencies such as the Asian Tsunami in Aceh, the 2009 Gaza War in Palestine, the Iraqi Refugee Crisis in Syria and Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.  Nichola now heads a team of 25 experienced humanitarians who are deployed to humanitarian crises and natural disasters all over the world.

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