November Monthly Seminar_Zoom Meeting

Assessment of Myanmar’s 2020 Election

Australia Myanmar Institute invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting

Date: November 30, 2020 (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: 12345

AMI is pleased and honoured that Australia’s Ambassador to Myanmar will join the seminar and say a few words at the outset.

Dr Khin Zaw Win is the Director of the Tampadipa Institute in Yangon, and a human rights activist.  He was a political prisoner in the 90s, and is now one of the most knowledgeable people in Myanmar on the directions of modern politics and nationalism. His work concentrates on policy advocacy and capacity-building.

Cheery Zahau is an internationally recognised Chin human rights activist.  Cheery is an advisor to the Chin National League for Democracy, a feminist, researcher and specialist in womens political leadership. Cheery left Myanmar when she was 17 – she settled in India and formed the Womens League of Chinland. Cheery is now based in Yangon.

Dr Michael Breen is a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Michael completed his PhD at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Michaels research focuses on federalism in Asia, and the management of ethnic diversity. He is the author of The Road to Federalism in Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka: Finding the Middle Ground(2018, Routledge) and has participated in Nepals constitution-making process that established it as a federal democratic republic.

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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.