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KARENNI FUNDRAISING DAY

Date :23 October 2022 (Sunday)

Time : 11:00 am – 3:00 PM

Venue : Oakleigh Town Hall,142Drummond Street, Oakleigh VIC 3166.

More Information : Ko Naing Sausman (0459 030 105), Ko Pho Du (0430 917 717) Ma Nwe Ni Tun (0423 956 609)

 


Human Rights and Business in Myanmar

Assessing the human rights impact of doing business in Myanmar

Join our panel discussion to understand the impact of Myanmar’s political crisis on the country’s economy, and what role the international business community and trade unions can play to protect human and labour rights.
To join the seminar please click here.

NEXT DIALOGUE – FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER – 12-1pm AEDT

Post-coup Myanmar and international aid agencies: Solidarity or self-preservation?

Before the 2021 coup, power sharing in Myanmar focussed on interaction between the National League for Democracy, military (Tatmadaw), and Ethnic Armed Organisations (EAOs)/political parties. These different actors had different preferences for the dynamics of power sharing between inclusive, dispersive, and constraining approaches. Since the coup, political and conflict dynamics have shifted significantly, especially with the emergence of a new phenomenon known as People Defense Forces/Local Defense Forces (PDFs/LDFs).
In more than a year after the coup, over 300 groups have identified themselves as defense forces on social media and many of them are actively engaged in armed conflict, posting an unprecedented threat to the military’s consolidation of its grip in post-coup era. This paper examines the phenomenon of PDF/LDFs and their impact on positions and preferences of the country’s long-established elite political actors.
CHAIR: Hunter Marston and Cecile Medail SPEAKER: Tamas Wells is Coordinator of the Myanmar Research Network at the University of Melbourne and writes on politics and development in Southeast Asia.
VENUE: The dialogues in the series will be held in hybrid mode, ie in-person on the ANU Campus, and virtually on zoom. 
IN-PERSON: PSC Reading Room, Level 4, Hedley Bull Building #130, Cnr Garran Rd and Liversidge Street, ANU, Acton, 2600 ACT •
ONLINE: Zoom. Once you register here, you will receive access to the online event page in Eventbrite where you will find the join link for the zoom meeting.
Please select the relevant ticket, in-person or online, according to your preferred attendance mode. We look forward to seeing you there. See the full series by clicking the link here.  

Legitimacy and international representation

Why the U.N must recognise Myanmar’s elected government.

Date & Time: September 20, 2022 8AM (EDT, US Time) 10:00 PM (MEL Time)/ 6:30 PM (YGN Time)

What to expect?

A round table discussion on the importance of the U.N’s role in Myanmar crisis: why the General Assembly must again stand with the national liberation movement and vote for Myanmar to be represented by the people’s authentic representative at the UNGA.

Our panel of speakers are leading experts, minister, lawmakers, and lawyers, highly knowledgeable on international human rights law, international law and Myanmar.

– U Aung Myo Min, the Union Minister for Human Rights in the cabinet of Myanmar’s National Unity Government

– Chris Sidoti, a human rights lawyer, advocate, teacher, a founding member of the Special Advisory Council for Myanmar

– Dr. Catherine Renshaw, Professor at the School of Law at Western Sydney University

Moderator is Mon Zin, a CPA, a human rights and pro-democracy activist for Myanmar

Please do send in any questions or comments you have for our speakers in advance.

Here is the registration link.


Wednesday, 14 September, 7pm (BKK Time)
Join us for the launch of the report and a panel discussion with panel speakers:
Sam Zarifi, Secretary General, International Commission of Jurists
Wai Wai Nu, Lawyer & Human Rights Activist, Founder and Executive Director, Women’s Peace Network
Khin Ohmar, Democracy Activist, Founder and Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of Progressive Voice
Jacqui Zalcberg, Human Rights Officer with the Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, OHCHR
Moderator: Jonathan Head, Southeast Asia Correspondent, BBC News
This event will be live streamed at https://www.facebook.com/FCCThailand.

STRONGER THAN FICTION

2021 Documentary Series
MIDWIVES
Dir: Hnin Ei Hliang /2022/ 91 min
3pm Sunday 24th July
6.30pm Friday 29th July
Dendy Cinemas, Canberra Centre

In a remote corner of Rakhine state, a Buddhist midwife and her Rohingya Muslim apprentice form an unlikely alliance.
Despite their religious differences, sharp-tongued midwife Hla and her headstrong trainee Ngo Ngo are brought together by shared resourcefulness and a desire to improve the lives of women in their community. Director Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing follows their complicated friendship over five years of escalating turmoil in Myanmar. The two women’s personal stories intertwine with their changing political situation to create a deft character study that’s as layered and complex as a novel. Midwives offers unmatched insight into life behind the headlines.

“A surprising story of female self-determination in the face of militaristic oppression” NPR
DIRECTOR : Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing
COUNTRY : Myanmar
LANGUAGE : Burmese, Rohingya and Arakanese with English subtitles
YEAR : 2022
CLASSIFICATION : CTC (Unclassified 15+)
RUNNING TIME : 91 MINS

PEN Melbourne fundraiser for the poets and writers of PEN Myanmar.

Join PEN Melbourne and meet people from Myanmar who support the resistance to the February 2021 military coup in their homeland. They will read poems and writings by writers in Myanmar. The coup brutally deposed Myanmar’s democratically elected parliament and continues to impose its rule through shocking levels of violence against its own people, mounting a ruthless campaign of terror against Myanmar’s civil society and targeting anyone who peacefully expresses their  opposition to dictatorship. Poets and writers, whose words have come to symbolise the people’s struggle against dictatorship, have been subjected to some of the most egregious levels of violence carried out by junta forces.

Date & Time: 28th May 2022 (Saturday) , 2 pm

Venue : La Mama, 349 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC

All funds from this event go to PEN Myanmar. Read the details here.

Please click the link to buy the tickets.


On Wednesday 4th May 2022, 6-7pma free Public Online Forum(‘town hall’ style) is being held with a panel of representatives from our three major political parties.Senator Hon David Fawcett (Liberal-National Coalition), Peter Khalil MP (Labor Party) and Senator Janet Rice (Australian Greens)

will outline their party’s views and positions in regards to foreign policy on Myanmar.
The forum will be moderated by International Human Rights lawyer and advocate, Chris Sidoti

Fortify Rights Press Conference & Report Launch: “ Genocide by Attrition ”

Jun 8, 2022 08:30 AM
Rangoon
Perpetrators of genocide have long used identity documents to discriminate, dehumanize, and carry out mass violence against protected groups. This was the case during the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide, and it is the case of the ongoing genocide of the Rohingya in Myanmar.
A new 63-page report, “Genocide by Attrition: The Role of Identity Documents in the Holocaust and the Genocides of Rwanda and Myanmar”, will reveal how the Myanmar junta is using identity documents to facilitate genocide, mirroring tactics used in the Holocaust and Rwandan genocide.
Join this press conference featuring a panel discussion with simultaneous English, Burmese, and Rohingya language interpretation.

You’re invited to Sharing Hope’s Business Breakfast for 2022!

Hear Christopher Lamb speak on the current situation in Myanmar, the implications this has for Australia and the wider community, and the outlook for the future. We will also hear a Karen refugee’s experience of growing up on the Thai-Burma border before settling in Australia.

Funds raised will support Sharing Hope’s projects on the Thai-Burma border.

Please buy the tickets here

LOCATION: Karralyka Centre, Mines Rd, Ringwood VIC 3134

DATE & TIME: May 11, 2022, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM


The future of research in Myanmar: ethics and practice

In Myanmar, research has long been associated with challenges and questions in terms of ethics and practice. With a history of successive authoritarian regimes and earlier colonial occupation setting the stage for more extractive research relationships, researchers—both international and domestic—have continued to conduct research in the face of harsh restrictions.

Date and time: Fri, 6 May 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM AEST

Panelists: Saw John Bright, Myat Thet Thitsar and Nick Cheesman

Moderators: Tamas Wells and Sophia Htwe

You can register via event link and a Zoom link will be sent to you.


A New Burma: Whistleblowers

A New Burma is an ongoing collaborative exhibition project touring major cities around the world, amplifying the messages of artists and critical voices so bravely standing up for a future inclusive of all who would call Myanmar home.
Date : 17 – 20 March, 2022
Venue : 3 Merrifield Street, Brunswick, Victoria.
Please click here for online registration.

MRC 2022 Dialogue Series announced

Person walking across empty street in Myanmar

Please register and join us either in-person or online to hear from the following scholars on these interesting topics.

Friday 25 Feb

Creative Engagement with Myanmar: Using our Knowledge Outside Academia

Rose Metro, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA

Online only.

Register here

Please click here to register and join the events.


Repossessing Shanland: Book Launch and Panel Discussion

Friday, 17 December 2021, 1:30 – 4:00 pm at the 4th floor meeting room, Operations Building Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University
Chiang Mai University Centre for Research and Academic Services (CRAS) and Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD) will host a Book Launch and Panel Discussion on Jane Ferguson’s recent book, Repossessing Shanland: Myanmar, Thailand and a Nation-State Deferred, published by the University of Wisconsin Press, 2021.
Five esteemed panelists will comment on Repossessing Shanland: Hseng Noung, Tyrell Haberkorn, Khuensai Jaiyen, David Mathieson and Yos Santasombat. The
Book Launch will be introduced by Chayan Vaddhanaphuti.
The panel discussion will be in hybrid format (in person and on zoom)

Zoom meeting ID: 932 1980 5165 ; will also be available on Facebook live.


 HARP-F Humanitarian Assistance and Resilience Programme Facility

A Participation Revolution? Experiences with implementing Grand Bargain commitments to community participation in WaSH projects in Myanmar: and the path to greater resilience during COVID-19 and the coup

Webinar: Tuesday 13th December 3.30-5.30 PM Myanmar time/9-11am GMT Register: bit.ly/HARP-FWebinars

Follow Live on Facebook: @HARPfacility Webinar in Myanmar language and English

Please see the full flyer in English and in Myanmar.


National Day of Prayer for Myanmar

VMY and CRPH/NUG support group is holding a prayers day and fundraising event in Carlton this coming Sunday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Please see the event details here https://fb.me/e/Yo0z76E5

Association of Mainland Southeast Asia Scholars Conference, 29-30 November 2021, online

The past decade has seen a distinct authoritarian turn across the countries of mainland Southeast Asia: Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. To examine this issue the Association of Mainland Southeast Asia Scholars (AMSEAS) will be holding its first on-line conference on 29th-30th November 2021. Speakers are drawn from universities across Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, China, and the UK.

Details on how to attend online will be provided to people who register (see below)

The theme is: “Mainland Southeast Asia: Control and Resistance”

The conference program and registration details are available here: https://www.amseas.net/events-1

Organizing Committee

1st Biennial AMSEAS Conference
URL: https://www.amseas.net/
E-mail: amseas.scholars@gmail.com

Highlighting two historical papers on Myanmar, day two:

Kirin in the Chinthe’s Territory: The Presence of Chinese Films in British Burma, 1925-1927– Yongchun Fu, NingboTech University

Old Burmese Weights were not Opium Weights. They were Weights. What Else do we Know about Them? — Bob Hudson, University of Sydney


Myanmar: One Year After the Coup – International Conference 18-19 Feb 2022

By Myanmar Europe research network

Great opportunity at hybrid conference run by University of Torino (Italy) for Myanmar, youth researchers and Myanmar NGOs for financial award for best papers. Call for papers attached.

The organising committee will award the best papers presented by under-35 young researchers, according to the following scheme:

• 2 awards to the best papers by young international scholars > 500 € each

• 2 awards to the best papers by Myanmar’s scholars > 750 € each

• 2 contributions to Myanmar NGOs and/or entities presenting their research on education and society > 1,000 € ea

• 2 awards to the best papers by graduate students and recent graduates of the University of Turin > 500 € each

Please click the link for the full flyer of conference.


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.


A LITERARY EVENT

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.

 

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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.