Annual Lecture: The Struggle for Democracy in Myanmar – From Public Protest to National Unity Government

10:00 to 11:30

In this lecture, Ei Thinzar Maung reflects on the experiences of mass mobilization against the military coup and the creation of a National Unity Government. Ei Thinzar Maung is a respected and well-known human rights activist who has emerged as a leading political activist and a symbol of public resistance after the coup. She was at the forefront of student mobilization against the National Education in 2014, was a vocal opponent against the Rohingya genocide in 2017 and has been a leader of the Democratic Party for a New Society. She is currently the incumbent Deputy Minister of Women, Youths and Children Affairs of the National Unity Government.

The lecture will be in the format of a pre-recorded presentation in Burmese, with English sub-titles. It will be followed by a panel discussion among Burmese activists in Norway, focusing on their strategies and experiences in providing support for the democracy movement in Myanmar.

The lecture and panel discussion will be moderated by Professor Kristian Stokke (Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo)

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