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Myanmar: The Dynamics of Positive Change

SAIS Southeast Asia Studies Program

Monday, September 23, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

Myanmar: The Dynamics of Positive Change

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 The SAIS Southeast Asia Studies Program

will host an international conference on

  MYANMAR

The Dynamics of Positive Change

 Monday, September 23, 2013

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

SAIS Kenney Auditorium

1740 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C 

 

The conference will focus on the dynamics behind, and the likely effects of, the recent, broad socio-political and economic reformation in Myanmar on the peoples of that country, the state’s international relations, and governance.

 

PROGRAM AGENDA (TENTATIVE)

8:30–9:00 AM             Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:30 AM             Welcoming Remarks

Karl Jackson, director, Asian Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

David Steinberg, visiting scholar, Southeast Asia Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

9:30–10:45AM           Panel I: Myanmar’s Internal State Dynamics

Chair
William Wise, associate director, Southeast Asia Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

 

Presenters
Robert Taylor, professorial research fellow, Institute of South East Asian Studies, Singapore

Andrew Selth, research fellow, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University

Matthew Walton, senior research fellow, St Antony's College, Oxford University

 

10:45–11:00AM         Coffee Break

11:00AM12:15PM     Panel II: Current Social Issues

Chair
Meredith Weiss, visiting associate professor, Southeast Asia Studies, SAIS

 

Presenters
Renaud Egreteau, research assistant professor, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong

Elliott Prasse-Freeman, associate fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights, Harvard University

David Steinberg, visiting scholar, Southeast Asia Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

12:45–1:45PM            Luncheon Panel III: The Peace Process in Myanmar

Chair
David Steinberg, visiting scholar, Southeast Asia Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

 

Presenters
Kyaw Yin Hlaing, secretary, Myanmar Economic and Social Advisory Council

Ashley South, Australian National University

1:45–3:15PM              Panel IV: Economic Prospects in Myanmar

Chair
Andrew Selth, research fellow, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University


Presenters
Lex Rieffel, senior fellow, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institution; professorial lecturer, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

Tin Maung Maung Than, senior research fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore

Christina Fink, professor, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University

 

3:15–3:45PM              Coffee Break

 

3:45–4:45PM              Panel V: Myanmar’s Foreign Relations Future

 

Chair
Ashley South, Australian National University

 

Presenters

Jurgen Haacke, senior lecturer, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science

Yun Sun, visiting fellow, Brookings Institution

 

4:45–5:30PM             Panel VI: Policy Issues and Possibilities

 

Chair
Karl Jackson, director, Asian Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

 

Discussants and Participants

 

5:30PM                      Concluding Remarks

The conference is organized by David I. Steinberg, Visiting Scholar, SAIS Southeast Asia Studies.

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Open to the Washington policy community, scholars and experts from other U.S. academic institutions and research centers, and the SAIS community.

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With generous support from

The Henry Luce Foundation

Additional support provided by Mitsubishi Corporation | Chevron Corporation | The Asia Foundation

 

Have questions about Myanmar: The Dynamics of Positive Change? Contact SAIS Southeast Asia Studies Program

When & Where


Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies - Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building
1740 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, D.C., DC 20036

Monday, September 23, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)


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