The Burma Studies Group, the Myanmar-Institut and the University of Zurich cordially invite you to participate in the next Burma Studies Conference Envisioning Myanmar: Crisis, Change, Continuity!
9-11 June 2023 in Zurich, Switzerland
Deadline is on 7 April 2023 for Early-bird registration and
Funds for Myanmar researchers applications
The Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar (K4DM) initiative invites you to the KNOWLEDGE MARKETPLACE – Bangkok 2022: Exchanging Ideas for a Democratic Myanmar. Nov 25 – Dec 4, 2022, at Bangkok Arts and Cultural Centre (BACC).
Over the last decade, Myanmar’s transition to democracy has faced multiple milestones and challenges. The country observed its first free elections in 2015. As Myanmar just comes out of its second democratic election this fall, the turbulence unleashed by COVID-19 will undoubtedly introduce new risks in the transition. It will also provide an opportunity for the small—but active—community of scholars from universities, think tanks, and other institutions, inside and outside Myanmar, to provide evidence and advice on how to face these risks. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi back on December 2nd, 2019, stated at the opening ceremony of the “Medical Skill, Simulation and Research Center” that “Research plays a vital role in the existence and development or progress of universities. Progress and development in research greatly support a country’s development. Among world universities, the level of our universities rises. However, compared to other universities in ASEAN countries, it had dropped. I asked why? The answer was the rapid development and progress of ASEAN universities. These universities were progressing mainly due to research. This was where we’ll have to reinforce.”