Myanmar In Transition: Challenges and Prospects |

Myanmar In Transition: Challenges and Prospects

Synopsis:

Myanmar is at the centre of global attention. Since the military junta was dissolved in 2011, the country has captured the interest of international development agencies, NGOs, private businesses and the media. With its abundant natural resources, formative political, economic and legal institutions and rich cultural tradition, critics and observers have described Myanmar as the “last frontier” in today’s globalized world. However, Myanmar continues to grapple with high levels of poverty, tribal and religious conflicts and a weak political and regulatory environment. The lunchtime seminar will critically examine Myanmar’s transition and its management of change. The speakers will discuss past challenges and future prospects in light of this rapid transformation as well as some of the economic, political and regulatory challenges the country faces today.

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Speaker(s):

Dr. Alistair D. B. Cook, Visiting Research Fellow, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore;
Dr. Maitrii Aung-Thwin, Associate Professor of Myanmar and Southeast Asian history, Department of History, National University of Singapore;
Ambassador Rodolfo Severino, Head, ASEAN Studies Centre (ASI), Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)

Date:
Thursday, 21 February 2013
Time:
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue:

Seminar Room 3-5,
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

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