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Myanmar in Transition: Towards Democracy and Freedom?


What:
“Myanmar in Transition: Towards Democracy and Freedom?” panel discussion
When: 21st of Novmember at 18.00
Where: Tallinn University, room no A325 (Narva mnt. 29)

In the framework of the ELU course Mother-tongue based education in a Minority Context: The example of Shan villagers in Myanmar the members of the project are organizing a public seminar in order to zoom into the political, religious and ethnic aspects in Myanmar, also known as Burma.

The participants of the event have the unique opportunity to discuss the topic of the democratic opening in Myanmar with three visiting professors from Myanmar. The event is conducted by anthropology Prof. Thidar Htwe Win, Political Sciences/IR Prof. Thidar Tun, human geography Prof. Nyo Nyo (all University of Mandalay, Myanmar) and Dr. Alexander Horstmann (School of Humanities, Tallinn University).

In the programme:

             – Facing Development: Traditional Social Networks in Communities in Rural Myanmar, Prof. Thidar Ttwe Win.
             – Minimum and Maximum Positions in Negotiations of the Peace Process, Prof. Thidar Tun
             – Educational Reform in a time of transition, Prof. Nyo Nyo.

Schedule:
18.00-18.15 Introduction to the ELU project
18.15-19.30 Panel discussion.

After the panel discussion, Burmese snacks are served.

In addition, have a closer look at the ELU course: Mother-tongue based education in a Minority Context: The example of Shan villagers in Myanmar.

Contact:
Dr. Alexander Horstmann
E-mail: alex67@tlu.ee