April Monthly Semiar_Zoom meeting

Myanmar- Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

During the coronavirus lockdown AMI will hold its seminars using Zoom and post recordings later in the website and the Facebook page.

Australia Myanmar Institute invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting

Date: April 26, 2021 (Monday) 

Duration: 1 hour

Time: 06:00-7:00 PM Australia/Melbourne Time (02:30-03:30 PM Myanmar/Yangon Time)

Join Zoom Meeting: please click here 

Meeting ID: 2852417834

Passcode: 123456

This seminar will review the potential for the application of R2P in Myanmar in its current troubled circumstances.  It will be managed by AMI’s partner Global Reconciliation through its agency aidXchange (www.aidxchange.org). Background on the application of R2P to Myanmar is available from aidXchange and many other websites.  A good start is available from here.

Moderator: Prof Paul Komesaroff, Monash University.  He is also a member of the Board of AMI and Executive Director of Global Reconciliation, an international collaboration that promotes communication and dialogue across cultural, racial, religious, political and other kinds of difference. 

Prof Gareth Evans, AC QC was Australian Foreign Minister 1988-96 and was President of the International Crisis Group from 2000-2009.  He is the author of The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and For All (Brookings, 2008). He is the Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect).

Dr Henri Myrttinen is a freelance-researcher on issues of gender, peace and security and a Lead Associate with Gender Associations International Consulting. He was based in Yangon until the end of March 2021.  He holds a PhD from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa and has written extensively on issues of peace, gender and security.

One more presenter is TBA due to the situation.

A question and answer session will be conducted after the presentation.

For more information about AMI, please visit: aummi.edu.au/.

***NOTE: Zoom can work very well, but it poses difficulties for people with a poor internet connection. So, people from Myanmar (or elsewhere) who might have a poor internet connection or low bandwidth should turn off the video mode and listen to the seminar. You may be able to switch on the video from time to time just to see who is speaking, but definitely don’t use the video mode if you wish to speak yourself. You can also pose questions using the chat function. AMI will upload the whole seminar later on the AMI website and Facebook page. Photo credit: Google photos.