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Myanmar Update 2021: Living with the Pandemic and the Coup

The ANU Myanmar Research Centre is pleased to host the 2021 Update with support from the International Development Research Centre

In 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic changed things everywhere. It is still too early to say what the full effects of the pandemic will be on Myanmar. And to further exacerbate this, in February 2021, the Tatmadaw, Myanmar’s Armed forces staged a coup seizing power from the democratically elected and incumbent government, the National League for Democracy. What has followed has seen mass demonstrations on the streets, brutal crackdowns, economic downturn and the redrawing of many long-held boundaries, be it social or political. This year’s Myanmar Update brings together a diverse list of experts who address the many social issues that have emerged from both the pandemic and the coup and their long term consequences for the country.

Please register here.


Building upon our inaugural 2020 conference, the 2021 Global Peace Conference promises to be an exciting, interactive convergence of thought-provokers, peacebuilders and everyday people building peace in their spheres of influence. 

This 24-hour global peace conference is not a typical academic conference or business networking opportunity. Our value is in dialogue and in collaboration, so everyone – YOU included – has a part to play in making our conference meaningful. 

The Global Peace Conference is a volunteer-run initiative. To continue our work and to ensure that people from around the world can join us, we need your help. Donations go towards covering fees associated with conference platforms, registration fees set by Hopin (that we incur on behalf of each registrant so that they can join us for free), and honorariums for keynote speakers and partnering community groups.

Please click here for GLOBAL PEACE CONFERENCE.


May be an image of one or more people and text that says 'ANTI-MYANMAR DICTATORSHIP MOVEMENT MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA FREE MYANMA UNITED WE STAND AGAINST THE MILITARY COUP TOGETHER WE SUPPORT Civil Disobedience #Democracy'Date: 22/02/2021 (Monday)
Time: 11:00 am
Duration: 2 hrs
Venue : Federation Square (in front of the Flinders Street station), Melbourne, Australia.
Everyone can join free of charge. Seats are limited.
Please register here.

ICBMS3, despite Covid-19 and the unstable political situation currently in Myanmar, is proceeding ahead!
The conference will be hybrid: 80% online and 20% onsite. As most sessions will be organized online, the registration fee is waived for all conference participants. All participants, please register here to participate in the conference.
Online: Participants who have already registered to submit papers, please login and you will see an option to “register as conference participant,” please do so. New registrations, please complete the form and you will receive an email with your login and password. All participants will have access to conference sessions online, both via the Zoom application and livestreaming on the conference website.
Onsite: Please complete the same registration process as above. The onsite conference will be held at Green Nimman CMU Residence (commonly called UNISERV – University Academic Services Center), Chiang Mai University. The onsite event will hold paper presentations, roundtables, book launches, and photo exhibitions on various issues.
Free Registration by register here: https://www.burmaconference.com/registration-now-free/

The road ahead on education reform: What comes next for Myanmar?

As Myanmar’s newly elected government gets into office in early 2021, what are the challenges ahead to reinvigorate education at all levels?

Date: January 22, 2021 (Friday)

Time: 7:30-9:00 PM (Myanmar Time), 12:00 AM – 1:30 AM AEDT

Speakers :

-Professor Marie Lall (Professor of Education and South Asian Studies at the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education)

-Dr. Kyaw Moe Tun (The president of Parami University)

Please register for the seminar by clicking the link.

More information about the seminar please click the link.


You are invited to celebrate the publication of 

HASINA: Through My Eyes

By Dr Michelle Aung Thin

Edited by Lyn White

Date : 18th September 2019

Time : 5:30 pm for 6:00 pm start

Location : Readings Hawthorn Bookstore, 701 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

RSVP to publicity@allenandunwin.com



Flood Relief Fundraising for Myanmar 

Melbourne Australia

We are warmly inviting you to the Flood Relief fundraising for Myanmar event Night

Date: 21 Sep 2019 (Saturday)

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Place: St.Richard’s Primary School Hall

672 Mt. Dandenong Rd, Kilsyth, VIC 3137.

All Donations will go to Flood Victims in Myanmar

RSVP and payment by 15 September 2019.

Entrenched Illiberalism in Mainland Southeast Asia

Date/time:   Monday 8 April  to Tuesday 9 April 2019, 9am-5pm

Venue:         The Auditorium, China in the World Building 188, Fellows Lane, Acton, ACT 2601

Speakers:    Pasuk Pongpaichit, Prajak Kongkirati, Ou Virak, Naruemon Thabchumpon, Chit Win, Kimly Ngoun, Chris Baker, Anne Hennings, Melissa Crouch, Costas Laoutides, Khin Zaw Win, Christoph Sperfeldt, Myat Thet Thitsar, Kevin Hewison, Aim Sinpeng, and Alice Beban

Conference program and registration at http://bellschool.anu.edu.au/news-events/events/6687/conference-entrenched-illiberalism-mainland-southeast-asia?#tab



Yangon Heritage Trust – Breakfast Session

The session will include presentations on heritage conservation locally.
When: Thursday 14 March – 8.30 am to 10.30 am
Where: Novotel Hotel Yangon, 459 Pyay Road, Kamayut Township
Registration: thiri@a-mcc.com
Cost: Free for AustCham Member/USD10.00 Non-member

Australian National University (ANU) – Preliminary Conference program

The preliminary conference program is available now for:
Myanmar Update 2019: Living with Myanmar
Friday 15 March and Saturday 16 March 2019
Auditorium, China in the World Building 188, Fellows Lane, ANU
Registration is free and essential on Eventbrite.

Abstracts deadline extended to Jan 31st 2019

The second Sustainable Development Symposium in the Asia-Pacific will be held 19-21st December 2019 at M.I.T.S Gwalior, India following from the inaugural Symposium held at RMIT University in Australia in 2017. The Symposium is supported by the United Nations One Planet* Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme and the IUSDRP. The Symposium has been designed to foster and facilitate the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of projects with sustainability outcomes.

While the focus is on India; experiences, case studies and practices from India and other parts of the world, relating to sustainability education, cities, buildings and circularity in the built environment are welcome. Selected papers will be published in a book under the award winning “World Sustainability Series” by Springer.

For more information, go to sdrap2019.mitsgwalior.in


Australian National University (ANU) – CALL FOR PAPERS

Myanmar Update 2019: Living with Myanmar

Proposals due by 7 September 2018, with the conference to take place at The Australian National University on 15-16 March 2019

The next Myanmar Update conference will be held on Friday, 15 March and Saturday, 16 March 2019 at The Australian National University, Canberra. Hosted by the ANU Myanmar Research Centre, in the College of Asia and the Pacific, the conference has as its theme ‘Living with Myanmar’. 

La Trobe Law School/International Legal Studies Research Group seminar

Topic: Deportation of Rohingya People & the International Criminal Court’s Jurisdiction over Myanmar

Presenter: Professor Ridwanul Hoque

Date/Time: Monday 26 November 2018, 1-2pm

Venue: La Trobe University, Bundoora Campus, Social Sciences Building, Level 2, Room SS232 (Moot Court)

Registration and further information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deportation-of-rohingya-people-the-iccs-jurisdiction-over-myanmar-tickets-51801008210


Dear MRC subscribers,

We are delighted to share with you our upcoming Yangon launch of the Myanmar Update volume, ‘Myanmar Transformed? People, Places and Politics’(ISEAS, 2018), next Saturday 10th November 5PM at the Goethe Institute in Yangon.



The Yangon launch of the Myanmar Update volume, ‘Myanmar Transformed? People, Places and Politics’ (ISEAS, 2018), will be held on 10 November Saturday, at the Goethe Institute in Yangon.

Venue: Auditorium, Goethe Institute, Yangon

For catering purposes, please RSVP for the book launch via this simple registration form:  click here.