August Monthly Semiar_Zoom meeting

Myanmar’s National Unity Government and its hopes for Australian action

Australia Myanmar Institute invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting

Date: August 30, 2021 (Monday)  

Duration: 1 hour

Time: 06:30-7:30 PM Australia/Melbourne Time (15:00-16:00 Myanmar/Yangon Time)

Join Zoom Meeting: please click here 

Meeting ID: 2852417834

Passcode: 12345

*****Attention: The meeting starts at 6:30 PM instead of normal time 6:00 PM.

Dr Tun Aung Shwe is the Representative of Myanmar’s National Unity Government in Australia, appointed on 19 July 2021.  He was born in Mandalay, the centre of Burmese culture. He studied at University of Medicine (1) Yangon and obtained his MBBS degree in 1990. He then worked as a general practitioner with local communities trust for 10 years in the Kachin State. Then he joined NGO sector for 6 years before moving to Australia for further study in public health. While he was in the NGO sector, he attended the Master of Development Studies (Executive Program) offered by the Yangon University of Economics in 2003 and graduated in 2005. He obtained Master of Public Health and Master of Health Management at University of NSW in 2009. He is currently at UNSW undertaking Doctoral Studies in the area of peace, conflict and social cohesion.

Nicholas Coppel CSI is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University and former career diplomat and Ambassador. He was Australia’s Ambassador to Myanmar from 2015-2018 leading a team of 18 diplomatic staff and 80 local staff, and managing a $42million aid program. Between 2011 and 2013 Nicholas headed the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands in restoring law and order and governance in Solomon Islands after a period of ethnic tensions. Nicholas has also served as Australia’s Deputy High Commissioner in Port Moresby and Deputy Head of Mission in Manila, with an earlier posting in Washington DC. Nicholas is also very pleased to be a Special Adviser to the Australia Myanmar Institute.

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***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.  The whole seminar will be uploaded later on the AMI website and Facebook page.