AMI 2020 conference preparation updates

Date Monday 25th November 2019

Time 5:30 pm for 6pm start

Venue B008-07-006  – Buliding 8, Level 7, Room 6, RMIT University, 360 Swanston Street Melbourne, VIC 3000.

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No charge, but GOLD COIN DONATIONS requested to cover costs.

The presentation is about the preparation of AMI conference after AMI president visit to Burma this month.

Christopher Lamb is the president of the Australia Myanmar Institute.  He is a retired Australian diplomat, having worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade from 1968-2000.  In that time he served as Ambassador to Myanmar (Burma) from 1986-89 and to Yugoslavia, Romania and Macedonia from 1997-2000.  From 2000-2010 he worked as chief diplomat with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Geneva (2000-2010). As president of AMI he works actively with a wide variety of counterparts in Myanmar from academia, government, business, civil society and elsewhere. He has just returned from Myanmar working on preparation for the January conference, to be held in Yangon and Mandalay from 24-28 January 2020 (

Morgan McDonald has returned from Myanmar where he worked for four years as a curriculum developer with Mote Oo Education, an NGO producing context-appropriate materials and services for the adult education sector in Myanmar and Myanmar’s border areas. He spent considerable time travelling throughout Myanmar to speak with a wide range of teachers and other educators to produce two social science textbooks for Myanmar learners: ASEAN: A Social Science Course for ASEAN Citizens and the forthcoming Research Skills. Prior to working in Myanmar he worked in Cambodia for three years with land rights and a women’s rights NGOs. He has a Master’s Degree in Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development from ANU.

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

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