Webinar: Civically Engaged Higher Education: A Force of Resilience Under Military Rule in Burma
Date: July 6, 2023
Time: US Eastern 9:00 – 10:00 AM (7.30-8.30pm Myanmar Time, 9pm Singapore time)


Kyaw Moe Tun, President of Parami University discusses on how higher education in Burma is a critical element of resistance and a vital part of the path to long-lasting democracy

The Burmese military has always considered university students a threat to their rule, with these students civically engaged during all three military coups – 1962, 1988, and 2021. In Burma, students have been the frontliners against authoritarianism, even under a brief civilian rule between 2010 and 2020. Yun Sun, Co-Director of the East Asia Program, and Kyaw Moe Tun, the founder of Parami University, will discuss Burma’s history of student resistance against military regimes, the military’s reconstruction of higher education to sustain their rule, the critical role of civil society in the coalition against military rule, and how foreign stakeholders should view higher education as an essential component in their strategic engagement.

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