January Monthly Seminar_Zoom Meeting  

 The state of the conflict

This seminar will be a virtual event, online via Zoom.

Date: January 29th, 2024 (Monday)  

Duration: 1 hour

Time: 06:00 – 07:00 PM AEST Time (13:30-14:30 Myanmar/Yangon Time)

Join Zoom Meeting: please click here

Meeting ID: 836 7649 6162

Passcode: 235119

Richard Horsey is a widely published political analyst and has been a close observer of Myanmar for over 25 years. He specializes in the politics, political economy and illicit economy of the country, as well as the armed conflict. Since 2009, he has been Senior Adviser on Myanmar to the International Crisis Group, and also advises a number of other organisations. He was formerly the Myanmar representative of the International Labour Organization (2002-2007) working to end the practice of forced labour imposed by the previous military regime. He was subsequently a senior adviser and spokesperson for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs following Cyclone Nargis. He is the author of more than a hundred reports on Myanmar, as well as numerous articles and opinion pieces. He is a fluent Burmese speaker and holds a PhD in psychology from University College London.

Min Zin is the Executive Director of the Institute for Strategy and Policy – Myanmar. The Institute for Strategy and Policy – Myanmar is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental think tank. Established in 2016, it aims to promote democratic leadership and strengthen civic participation in Myanmar through its key strategic programs and initiatives. The Institute primarily focuses on research, capacity building, leadership engagement, communication and outreach programs, and desk initiatives on peace and China issues.

Questions and Answers will follow the presentations.

***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.