Past events

16
Jun
2015

The Chinese connection to Myanmar's ethnic war: China's evolving role in the Kachin State's peace process

Lili Song

June 9, 2015 marks the fourth anniversary of the resumed war in Kachin State in northern Myanmar. On June 9, 2011, the Myanmar government army attacked an outpost of the Kachin Independence Army...

15
Jun
2015

Disrupting violent transitions in the Southern Philippines: The Bangsamoro peace process after Mamasapano

Dr Francisco J. Lara Jr.

The violent fate that befell 44 police officers and 23 civilians in Mamasapano town on January 24, 2015 has called into question the effectiveness and resilience of the peace agreement that the...

05
Jun
2015

2015 Myanmar/Burma update: making sense of conflict

various

As rapid political, economic and social changes continue in Myanmar ahead of the general elections anticipated for later this year, the theme for the 2015 Myanmar/Burma Update is 'Making Sense of...

26
May
2015

The roots of resilience: Sustaining regime hybridity in Southeast Asia

Meredith L. Weiss

The study of regimes is an enterprise fundamentally concerned with the state. We classify regimes most commonly in terms of how a change of government is effected or avoided. Without discounting...

28
Apr
2015

Informal institutions and hybrid property regimes: lessons from Southeast Asia's palm oil industry

Natasha Hamilton-Hart

A tenet of New Institutional Economics (NIE) approaches to economic development is that private investment that imposes large sunk costs over relatively long time frames is contingent on a...

23
Apr
2015

US re-engagement with Myanmar through its universities: Opportunities and challenges

Sanda Win

In November 2013 USAID announced its first bilateral agreement with Myanmar since 1957. This built on President Obama's call to €œextend a hand€ to Myanmar in its progress toward democracy. Under...

08
Apr
2015

Malaysia after Hudud: Prospects for democracy and moderation

Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah and Liew Chin Tong

Abstract

On 19 March the Parti Islam (PAS) led administration in Kelantan amended its 1993 hudud act, reaffirming its commitment to punishments including whipping or stoning to death for...

01
Apr
2015

Islam and the state in Myanmar: Understanding the politics of belonging

Melissa Crouch

Abstract

The recent anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar has exposed a serious gap in knowledge of Muslim communities and how they interact with the state in Myanmar. This talk will focus on the...

31
Mar
2015

Declining freedom of expression in South Korea

Jong-sung You

Abstract

South Korea is widely considered a consolidated democracy. However, freedom of expression in South Korea has deteriorated since 2008, when the country passed Huntington's two...

17
Mar
2015

Myanmar politics: reflections and analysis of the past, present, and future

Thiha Han (Deputy Director-General of Research in Myanmar's Parliament)

In this informal presentation, U Thiha Han, Deputy Director-General of Research in Myanmar's Amyotha Hluttaw (Parliament) in Nay Pyi Daw, will provide his assessment of the role of Myanmar's...

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