Myanmar under the NLD

Wednesday 30 March, 12.30-2pmBrindabella Theatre, JG Crawford Building (132), Lennox Crossing, ANU


On 31 March 2016, a democratically elected government will take power in Myanmar for the first time in over half a century. But even as Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy assumes the presidency and takes most Cabinet positions, the military and key ministries remain outside of its control. This panel will examine whether the new government and the military can work together, and some of the challenges that they are likely to face, including conflicts with ethnic armed groups, economic development, and religious tensions. The panel will also consider the policies of foreign governments, particularly Australia, the United States, China, India, and the European Union, and how they may shift following the transfer of power.

Speakers will include:

Mr Aaron Connelly, Research Fellow, East Asia Program, Lowy Institute for International Policy

Ma Ye Yint, Myanmar Presidential Scholarship Awardee, ANU

Dr Melissa Crouch, Lecturer, Law Faculty, University of New South Wales

Ningli Hkawn, Graduate student, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU

Dr Nicholas Farrelly, Fellow, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, and Director, Myanmar Research Centre, ANU

Co-sponsored by the ANU Myanmar Research Centre and the Lowy Institute for International Policy