March Monthly Semiar_Zoom meeting

Myanmar- Reflections and Predictions two months after the Coup

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: March 29, 2021 (Monday) 

Duration: 1 hour

Time: 06:00-7:00 PM Australia/Melbourne Time (01:30-02:30 PM Myanmar/Yangon Time)

Join Zoom Meeting: please click here 

Meeting ID: 2852417834

Passcode: 123456

Nicholas Coppel CSI is an independent adviser, 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 500+ person 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.

April Khaing is a daughter of 88’gen parents who took refuge in India, where she was born and brought up. With the support of Australian government, they settled in Australia over a decade ago. She currently resides in the NT pursuing higher studies. She has been actively participating in rallies and campaign condemning the coup by voicing the concerns for her families and friends in Myanmar.

Thinzar Shunlei Yi is the Advocacy Coordinator for the Action Committee for Democracy Development in Yangon.  She describes herself as a stoic and feminist.  She is also a TV host for the “Under 30 Dialogue” with the media group Mizzima and is a proud youth advocate and activist.  She is known for he acute sense of the country’s politics and her struggle against racism, extremism, supremacism and her ongoing work for peace and harmony after the long-running struggle for democracy.

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

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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. AMI will upload the whole seminar later on the AMI website and Facebook page. Photo credit: Google photos.