Monthly Seminar

May 2024_Zoom meeting

Topic: The New UN Special Envoy on Myanmar: A Mission Impossible?

Date: May 27, 2024 (Monday)

Presenter: Dr Morten B. Pedersen & Moe Thuzar

Zoom recording

April 2024_Zoom meeting

Topic: Former US Ambassador Scot Marciel in conversation with AMI President Nicholas Coppel

Date: April 29, 2024 (Monday)

Presenter: Scot Marciel & Nicholas Coppel

Zoom recording

March 2024_Zoom meeting

Topic: NUG’s current position with EAOs & military

Date: March 25, 2024 (Monday)

Presenter: Dr Tun Aung Shwe and Dr Michael Breen

Zoom recording

February 2024_Zoom meeting

Topic: After the Coup: Myanmar’s Political and Humanitarian Crises

Date: February 26, 2024 (Monday)

Presenter: Anthony Ware, Monique Skidmore, Costas Laoutides & Tay Zar Myo Win

Zoom recording

January 2024_Zoom meeting

Topic: Peace Process in Myanmar

Date: January 29, 2024 (Monday)

Presenter: Richard Horsey & Min Zin

Zoom recording

December 2023_AMI Gathering

Date      Wednesday 20th December 2023 (NOT Monday)

Time      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm 

Venue   Madame Brussels, Level 3, 59 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000.

November 2023_Zoom meeting

Topic: Non-state education in Myanmar’s future

Date: November 27, 2023 (Monday)

Presenter: Eric & Htet-Yamone Aung (Mary)

Zoom recording

 AMI AGM 2023

Date: 27 November 2023 (Monday) 

Duration: 30 minutes

Time: commencing 5:30 PM Australian Eastern Summer Time, AEST/ Myanmar Time is 4 hours 30 minutes earlier, so commencement at 1:00 PM.

Join Zoom Meeting: please click here

Meeting ID: 847 497 4783

Passcode: 202311

October 2023_Zoom meeting

Topic: Implications of Myanmar’s civil war for human rights and governance

Date: October 30, 2023 (Monday)

Presenter: Prof Yanghee Lee & Samuel

Zoom recording

September 2023_Zoom meeting

Topic: The future of education in Myanmar

Date: September 25, 2023 (Monday)

Presenter: H.E. Prof Zaw Wai Soe & Emeritus Prof Joe Lo Bianco

Zoom recording

August 2023_Zoom meeting

Topic: Myanmar and the Rule of Law

Date: August 28, 2023 (Monday)

Presenter: Dr Marcus Brand & Anonymous Professor

Zoom recording

July 2023_Zoom meeting

Topic: Education Challenges in Myanmar and the Outlook

Date: July 31, 2023 (Monday)

Presenter: Dr Khaing Phyu Htut & Prof Joseph Lo Bianco, AM, FAHA

Zoom recording

June 2023_Zoom meeting

Topic: Myanmar Youth and CDM

Date: June 26, 2023 (Monday)

Presenter: San, Htet Yamone Aung (Mary) & Harrison Moe

Zoom recording

May 2023_Zoom meeting

Topic: Rohingya – their current situation

Date: May 29, 2023 (Monday)

Presenter: Dr Anthony Ware, Dr Costas Laoutides & Ms Sophia Htwe

Zoom recording

April 2023_Zoom meeting

Topic: Myanmar in the Australian Parliament

Date: April 24, 2023 (Monday)

Presenter: Mr Peter Khalil MP & Ms Mon Zin

Zoom recording

March 2023_Zoom meeting

Topic: Federal Myanmar – what do the people want?

Date: March 27, 2023 (Monday)

Presenter: Dr Michael Breen, U Myo Aung Htwe & Dr Tun Aung Shwe

Zoom recording

February 2023_Zoom meeting

Topic: Australia’s Myanmar sanctions –  what should happen next?

Date: February 27, 2023 (Monday)

Presenter: Chris Sidoti & Prof Dr Mie Mie Winn Byrd

Zoom recording

January 2023_Zoom meeting

Topic: How can Myanmar’s Economy recover?

Date: Monday 30th January 2023

Presenter: Prof Sean Turnell, Associate Prof Dr Htwe Htwe Thein, Prof Tim Harcourt

Zoom recording

November 2022_Zoom meeting

Topic: Trauma after the Military Coup in Myanmar

Date: Monday 28th November 2022  

Presenter: Prof Louise Newman, Dr Raymond Tint Way, Dr Thet Htay

Zoom recording

October 2022_Zoom meeting 

Topic: Myanmar Campaign Network in Australia

Date: Monday 31st October 2022  

Presenter: Kate Lee, Tasneem Roc & Michael Sainsbury

Zoom recording

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September 2022_Zoom meeting 

Topic: NUG Representation in Australia

Date: Monday 26th September 2022  

Presenter: Dr Tun Aung Shwe, Christopher Lamb & Lisa Mon

Zoom recording

August 2022_Zoom meeting 

Topic: Myanmar: International Court of Justice – Genocide Case

Date: Monday 29th August 2022  

Presenter: Dr Binoy Kampmark, Dr Jonathan Liljeblad  & Dr Catherine Renshaw

Zoom recording

July 2022_Zoom meeting

Topic: Australian Foreign Policy for Myanmar

Date: Monday 25th July 2022  

Presenter: Simon Fellows & Dr Emma Leslie

Zoom recording

June 2022_Zoom meeting 

Topic: Refugees and Displaced Persons on the Thai Border 

Date: Monday 27th 2022  

Presenter: David Home & Naw Mu Naw Shee

Zoom recording

May 2022_Zoom meeting

Topic: Australia’s incoming government and Myanmar

Date: Monday 30th May 2022

Presenter: Janelle Saffin MP & Commentator: Dr Tun Aung Shwe

Zoom recording

April 2022_Zoom meeting 

Topic: Myanmar’s post-coup health care needs

Date: Monday 26th April 2022

Presenter: Prof Paul Komesaroff (moderator) , Dr Raymond Tint Way, Dr Thet Htay, Dr Daniel Ye Yint ,Dr Edmarta (Merdin) Myat Kyaw  and Dr Cynthia Maung

Zoom recording

March 2022_Zoom meeting 

Topic: ASEAN and Myanmar’s Future

Date: Monday 28th March 2022

Presenter: Dr Erin Watson-Lynn, Melissa Conley Tyler & Youth commentator

Zoom recording

February 2022_Zoom meeting

Topic: Women, Youth and children in Myanmar’s Future

Date: Monday 28th February 2022

Presenter: Minister Naw Susanna Hla Hla Soe, Denise Nicholas & Youth Commentator

Zoom recording

January 2022_Zoom meeting 

Topic: Myanmar: One year since the military coup attempt

Date: Monday 31st January 2022

Presenter: Chris Sidoti, Bertil Lintner & Sophia Htwe

Zoom recording

November 2021_Zoom meeting 

Topic: Myanmar’s Military Mindset

Date: Monday 29th November 2021

Presenter: Dr Andrew Selth, U Khaing Mar & Nicholas Coppel

Dr Andrew Selth’s research paper

Zoom recording

October 2021_Zoom meeting

Topic: Food Insecurity in Myanmar

Date: Monday 25th October 2021

Presenter: Dr Htwe Htwe Thein & Anonymous

Zoom recording

September 2021_Zoom meeting 

Topic: Federalism in Myanmar’s Future

Date: Monday 27th September 2021

Presenter: HE Dr Lian Hmung Sakhong and Ms Janelle Saffin MP

Zoom recording

August 2021_Zoom meeting

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

Date: Monday 30th August 2021

Presenter: Dr. Tun Aung Shwe & Nicholas Coppel CSI

Zoom recording

July 2021_Zoom meeting

Topic: Civil Society in Myanmar’s Future: Education Sector

Date: Monday 26th July 2021

Presenter: Prof. Joe LoBianco and  Ms. Ja Htoi Pan

Power Point : Joe LoBianco & Ja Htoi Pan

Zoom recording

June 2021_Zoom meeting 

Topic: Civil Society in Myanmar’s Future: Health Sector

Date: Monday 28th June 2021

Presenter: Dr. Kyi Minn, Dr. Raymond Tint Way, and Dr. Khin Mar Mar Kyi

Zoom recording

May 2021_Zoom meeting 

Topic: Embracing Diversity for Unity in Myanmar

Date: Monday 31st May 2021

Presenter: Sophie Htwe, Habib (aka) Aung Soe Naing and Dr Michelle Aung Thin

Notes for the seminar by Sophie Htwe

Zoom recording

April 2021_Zoom meeting

Topic: Myanmar – Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

Date: Monday 26th April 2021

Presenter: Prof Gareth Evans, Dr. Sa Sa, Dr. Henri Myrttinen, and Phyu Phyu Oo

Zoom recording

March 2021_Zoom meeting

Topic: Myanmar – Reflections and Predictions two months after the coup

Date: Monday 29th March 2021

Presenter: Nicholas Coppel CSI & April Khaing

Zoom recording

February 2021_Zoom meeting 

Topic: Myanmar-China Relations

Date: Monday 22nd February 2021

Presenter: U Khin Maung Soe & Prof Baogang He

Zoom recording  

January 2021_Zoom meeting 

Topic: Myanmar’s Climate Ambition

Date: Monday 25th January 2021

Presenter: Matthew Baird & Wyne Wyne Pye

Myanmar Environmental Governance

Zoom recording   & Wyne Wyne Pye’s Powerpoint 

November 2020_Zoom meeting 

Topic : Assessment of Myanmar’s 2020 Election

Date: Monday 30th November 2020

Presenter: Dr Khin Zaw Win, Cheery Zahau, Dr Michael Breen

Zoom recording

October 2020_Zoom meeting

Leadership in Myanmar’s future

Date: Monday 26th October 2020

Presenters: Daw Kyi Kyi Seinn & Fr Mark Raper SJ 

Zoom recording 

September 2020_Zoom meeting

Myanmar’s General Elections – 8 November 2020

Date: Monday 28th September 2020

Presenters: Toe Zaw Latt & Larry Jagan 

Zoom recording & Powerpoint

August 2020_Zoom meeting

Myanmar coping with COVID-19, including plans for recovery once the threats from the virus have been lifted

Date: Monday 31st August 2020

Presenters: His Excellency U Tha Aung Nyun 

Zoom recording & photo

July 2020_Zoom meeting

NGOs working with vulnerable Myanmar people

Date: Monday 27th July 2020

Presenters: David Home & Thiha Nyi Nyi

Zoom recording

June 2020_Zoom meeting

Health and Social Impact of COVID-19 in Myanmar

Date: Monday 29th June 2020

Presenters: Dr Kyi Minn & Dr Raymond Tint Way

Zoom recording & powerpoint

May 2020_Zoom meeting


Date: Monday 25th May 2020

Presenters: Kit Andrews & Laxmi Lae Lae Win

Zoom recording & powerpoint

April 2020_Zoom meeting

Language choices for education in multicultural Myanmar: problems, options and prospects

Date: Monday 27th April 2020

Presenters: Dho Ong Jhaan & Joseph Lo Bianco

Zoom recording & powerpoint

March 2020_Zoom meeting

Youth Voice in Myanmar – how best to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Perspectives after the AMI conference in Myanmar

Date: Monday 30th March 2020

Presenters: Emily May-Thitsar Tip, Kyi Min Tun  & Kyi Phyu Moe Htet (Jayde) 

Zoom Recording & powerpoint

February 2020

AMI Post Conference Early Report

Date : 24th February 2020

At University of Melbourne

Presenters : Christopher Lamb & Morgan Mcdonald

AMI Conference_January 2020

Conference 2020: Progress toward Myanmar’s Sustainable Development Goals co-hosted by the Australia Myanmar Institute (AMI) and the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (Myanmar-ISIS)

Date: Monday 26th August 2019

At Yangon University & Mandalay University, Myanmar

December 2019

Gathering at Madame Brussels

Date: Monday 30th December 2019

Presenters: Christopher Lamb 

November 2019

The reproduction of vulnerability: The life of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Date: Monday 9th December 2019

At University of Melbourne

Presenters: Professor Nasir Uddin, Dr Anthony Ware is Associate Professor & Dr Michelle Foster

October 2019

Parliamentary Internship program in Myanmar

Date: Monday 28th October 2019

At University of Melbourne

Presenters: Jon Breukel , Judith Graley & Dr Lea Campbell

Recording, powerpoint & photos

September 2019

Achieving Malaria elimination in Myanmar by 2030

Date: Monday 30th September 2019

At The Alfred Hospital

Presenters: Katherine O’Flaherty & Paul Komesaroff

Recording, powerpoint & photos

August 2019

Archaeology and heritage of Mrauk-U and Bagan

Date: Monday 26th August 2019

At ANU House, Melbourne

Presenters: Bob Hudson & Charlotte Galloway 

Recording, Bob’s powerpoint, Charlotte’s Powerpoint & photos

July 2019

Benefits of study tour and youth involvement in AMI conference

Date: Monday 29th July 2019

At University of Melbourne

Presenters: Susie Costello & Mary@Htet Yamone Aung

Recording, Mary’s Powerpoint , Susie’s Powerpoint & photos

June 2019

Preparation of the 2020 AMI conference

Date: Monday 24th June 2019

At University of Melbourne

Presenters: Christopher Lamb & Morgan McDonald

Recording, Powerpoint & photos

May 2019 

The Wihu Singing of the Tangshang/ Tangsa Naga

Date: Monday 27th May 2019

At La Trobe University, Melbourne

Presenters: Jürgen Schöpf & Vong Tsuh Shi

Recording, Powerpoint & photos

April 2019

Youth Leadership

Date: Monday 29th April 2019

At RMIT University, Melbourne

Presenters: Benard Minn, Mary@Htet Yamone Aung & Kristy Dempsey

Recording, Powerpoint & photos

March 2019

Arkan Army & Rakhine State

Date: Monday 25th March 2019

At Deakin University City Campus, Melbourne

Presenters: Michael Sainsbury, Anthony Ware & Costas Laoutides


February 2019

Developing Research and Leadership skills wth Myanmar Youth

Date: Monday 25th February 2019

At RMIT University, Melbourne

Presenters: Morgan Mcdonlad, Cathy Kyi Kyi Win Oo

Recording, Powerpoint & photos

January 2019

Gathering at Madame Brussels

Date: Monday 28th January 2019

Presenters: Christopher Lamb 

Recording & photos

November 2018

Heritage-the Linnaeus Trip Album

Date: Monday 26th November 2018

At State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

Presenters: Olga Tsara & Jane Hinwood 

Recording, Powerpoint & photos

October 2018

Federalism in Myanmar

Date: Monday 29th October 2019

At Deakin University City Campus, Melbourne

Presenters: Baogang He & Michael Breen

Recording, Powerpoint & photos

September 2018 

Myanmar’s Remote Universitite – experiences, progress and challenges

Date: Monday 24th September 2019

At University of Melbourne

Presenters: David Kimber, Fran Siemensma & Swe Zin Myint

Recording, Powerpoint & photos

August 2018 – Seminar & Book Launch

Myanmar’s Rohingya Conflict: One year on

Date: Monday 26th August 2019

At Deakin University City Campus, Melbourne

Presenters: Anthony Ware, Costas Laoutides, Amy Nethery, Christopher Lamb & Michael Sainsbury

Recording & Powerpoint 

July 2018

Gathering at Madame Brussels

Date: Monday 30th July 2018

At Madame Brussels

Recording & photos

June 2018

The long road to Peace in Kachin State

Date: Monday 25th June 2018

At University of Melbourne

Presenters: S Gun Mai, Hkawn Htoi & Laurens Visser

Recording, Powerpoint & photos

April 2018

Australian journalists’ experience working in or on Myanmar

Date: Monday 30th April 2018

At La Trobe University City Campus, Melbourne

Presenters: Michael Sainsbury & Mark Baker

Recording  & photos

March 2018

The “Rohingya” Crisis – Update on the conflict in Rakhine State and the situation in Bangladesh

Date: Monday 26th March 2018

At Save the Children Australia, Melbourne

Presenters: Anthony Ware & Nichola Krey

Recording , Anthony’s powerpoint