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Myanmar’s Political Opening: Its Impact on Ethnic Conflicts

December 13, 2012 - 00:00-December 14, 2012 - 00:00

Myanmar (Burma) is currently undergoing a long-awaited transition to democracy. Yet it cannot be taken for granted that democratization will walk hand in hand with internal peace. This workshop asks what it will take to secure a lasting and sustainable peace among all ethnic groups in the Union of Myanmar.

Torgeir Larsen (State Secretary, MFA)
Lian Sakhong (Uppsala University and Ethnic Nationalities Council)
Khin Zaw Win (Myanmar)
Tin Maung Maung Than (ISEAS, Singapore)
Khin Maung Win (Democratic Voice of Burma)
Ashley South (Australian National University and consultant for MPSI)
Sunniva Engh (IFS)
Liv Tørres (Norwegian People’s Aid)
Joakim Kreutz (Uppsala University)
Stein Tønnesson (PRIO)
Marte Nilsen (PRIO)

Thursday 13 December: 13.00.-18.00.
Friday 14 December: 09.00.-17.00.

The workshop is a follow-up of the workshop “Can Political Reforms Bring Peace to Myanmar?” that PRIO and Myanmar Peace Centre organized in Yangon earlier this year (13-14 October), where Burmese and international scholars met with key civil society actors, ethnic leaders, and politicians who provided input to the scholarly debate.
Place: Litteraturhuset (Nedjma), Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo
Info and registration: http://www.prio.no/Events/Event/?x=8105

Myanmar’s Political Opening: Its Impact on Ethnic Conflicts


December 13, 2012 - 00:00
December 14, 2012 - 00:00