Events

The Humanitarian Crisis in Myanmar

Summary

In the past month more than 400,000 people were forced to flee the ongoing violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar. What is the cause of the violence?

Start Date

3rd Oct 2017 5:30pm

End Date

3rd Oct 2017 7:00pm

Venue

Centenary Lecture Theatre, Grosvenor Street, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP / Contact Information

Enquiries: E: Asia.Institute@utas.edu.au; T: +61 3 6226 7851

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In the past month more than 400,000 people were forced to flee the ongoing violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar. What is the cause of the violence? What can Aung San Suu Kyi can? What role can Australia play in the current crisis?

Speakers:

  • Dr Nancy Hudson-Rodd, a human geographer, is affiliated with the Asia Institute of Tasmania and the School of Land and Food, at the University of Tasmania. She has conducted research for over a decade on military confiscation of land, human rights abuses and the Rohingya in Burma.
  • Mr Christopher Lamb is president of the Australia-Myanmar Institute (AMI). He was Ambassador to Burma/Myanmar from 1986-89, having also served there earlier in his career He is now an associate professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne and a Special Adviser to the Australian Red Cross.
  • Prof Khin Zaw is Professor of Economic Geology at CODES, University of Tasmania. He received his BSc from Yangon University, Myanmar and PhD from the University of Tasmania. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Fellow of Society of Economic Geologists. He has over 35 years of experience working on genetic aspects of mineral deposits in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China and many parts of SE Asia.

This event is presented in partnership with Amnesty UTAS and the Asia Institute Tasmania

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