Event — Conference

Burma/Myanmar in Transition: Connectivity, Changes and Challenges

International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies

International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies.

Conference dates: 24 - 25 July 2015

The International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies will be held in Chiang Mai over the period 24-25 July 2015. It will be co-hosted by the Center for ASEAN Studies (CAS), Chiang Mai University, the Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD): Myanmar Center, the Faculty of Humanities at Chiang Mai University and the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) in Leiden, The Netherlands. The conference will provide a forum for scholars, journalists, NGO workers and observers from Burma/Myanmar, Thailand and other countries across the globe to get the latest updates on Burma/Myanmar Studies.

The aims of the conference are:

  • To deepen our understanding of the social and political transformations occurring in Burma/Myanmar, and their impacts on the environment, as well as on the economic and social lives of local/ethnic communities
  • To examine Burma/Myanmar’s nexus and connectivity within the regional and global context, as well as the internal interplay taking place among state actors, society and culture
  • To provide a platform for the exchange of academic ideas and dialogue among Burma/Myanmar scholars from around the world, and
  • To allow young and mid-level scholars/researchers to participate in an international academic forum.

For more information and the program, see http://rcsd.soc.cmu.ac.th/web/Burma/home.php