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International Conference
“Opportunities and Challenges of Democratization in Myanmar” at University of Yangon

On the 13th and 14th December 2017 the International Conference on “Opportunities and Challenges to Democratization in Myanmar” was held at the University of Yangon, in cooperation with the University of Passau, the Institute of Myanmar Studies - Yunan University and the Hanns Seidel Foundation Myanmar.

Representatives of the responsible organisations and academic experts of the International Conference on “Opportunities and Challenges of Democratization in Myanmar”

Representatives of the responsible organisations and academic experts of the International Conference on “Opportunities and Challenges of Democratization in Myanmar”

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The conference discussed the transition process in Myanmar as well as the current situation of the country. A focus was laid on key-aspects of the democratization in Myanmar, such as the role of the military and the civil society, aspects of economic development, international aspects, religion-cultural factors, centralization, decentralization and autonomy as well as the media and the public sphere. The academic experts came from Myanmar, Germany, China and Japan. After the presentations the participants engaged in discussions.

The conference started with opening remarks by the University’s Rector Dr. Pho Thaung and Hanns- Seidel-Foundations’ Programme Manager Leander Ketelhodt. A key note speech was given by Dr. Thant Myint Oo on “Towards an international history of Myanmar’s transition.”

We would like to thank all partners and participants for their engagement and support and hope to work together on other events in the future.

HSF Programme Manager Mr. Leander Ketelhodt opened the conference with welcome remarks and presented the work of the HSF in Myanmar.

HSF Programme Manager Mr. Leander Ketelhodt opened the conference with welcome remarks and presented the work of the HSF in Myanmar.

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Participants of the International Conference

Participants of the International Conference on “Opportunities and Challenges of Democratization in Myanmar” at the University of Yangon.

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