Towards Democracy and Reconciliation: Challenges Facing

International Gender Studies, Lady Margaret Hall
Programme for Modern Burmese Studies, St Antony’s College
Towards Democracy and Reconciliation: Challenges Facing
Myanmar’s Incoming Government
Monday 15th February 2016, Lady Margaret Hall
9:00-9:15: Coffee/tea
9:15-9:30: Welcome and Introduction
Maria Jaschok, International Gender Studies: Welcome
Daw Khin Mar Mar Kyi and Matthew J Walton: Introduction and Framing
9:30-10:45: Politics and Governance
Hervé Lemahieu, International Institute for Strategic Studies
Military-Civil Relations in Myanmar: The Return of Diarchy?
Min Min, Assistance Association for Political Prisoners- Burma
Political Prisoners and Democratic Transition in Burma
Zunetta Herbert, Partners Asia
Laws and Ethics: Challenges for Legal Justice in Myanmar
10:45-12:00: Sustainable Development
Rowan Ryrie, Independent Consultant
Supporting Communities to Achieve Sustainable Large-Scale Investment
Julian Kirchherr, University of Oxford
Myanmar’s Energy Challenge: Drivers, Key Issues and Policy Options
Reshmi Banerjee, University of Oxford
Land Conflicts: Dispossession, Dispute, Devastation
12:00-13:30: Break for lunch
13:30-14:45: Societal Interventions
Khin Mar Mar Kyi, University of Oxford
Military Legacy, Gender and Democratisation in Burma/ Myanmar
Matthew J Walton, University of Oxford
Religious Freedom and Religious Conflict
Marie Lall, University College London
Education Challenges
Alex Bescoby, Integrity
A Friend in Need? Opportunities and Challenges for the NLD posed by Overseas Aid
14:45-16:00: Displacement, ethnicity and peace
Kai Htang Lashi, Kachin Relief Fund
A Kachin Perspective on Continued Conflict and Expectations for the Future of IDPs
Kirsten McConnachie, University of Warwick
Dealing with Displacement in Myanmar's Peace Process
Richard Dolan, University of Oxford
Ethnic Politics in New Waters: Managing Hope and Expectation
16:00-16:30: Concluding Comments
All participants
Co-sponsored by the International Gender Studies Centre, Lady Margaret Hall and the Programme on Modern Burmese Studies, St
Antony’s College and convened by Dr Daw Khin Mar Mar Kyi, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Gender Research Fellow, International Gender
Studies, Lady Margaret Hall and Dr Matthew J Walton, Aung San Suu Kyi Senior Research Fellow in Modern Burmese Studies, St
Antony’s College.
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