The final installment of the Myanmar country webinar series closes with an analysis of the underlying factors that have shaped the country since 1948. By placing current events, key stakeholders, and issues into their broader context, Dr. Aung-Thwin provides an internal perspective of Myanmar affairs that will be directly relevant to investors, foundations, and social purpose organisations who are concerned with the sustainability of political reforms and possible ramifications of the 2015 elections.
15th January 2014: 4 – 5pm Singapore time
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Maitrii Aung-Thwin is an area-studies specialist of Southeast Asia, with particular expertise in Myanmar history, politics, and society. He has twenty-two years of experience related to Myanmar and has provided advisory services for government, media, and business clientele. He holds a PhD in History from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
His research is concerned primarily with nation-building, politics, and resistance in Myanmar. He has published widely on Myanmar and Southeast Asia, including the following books: A History of Myanmar Since Ancient Times: Traditions and Transformations (2012), Return of the Galon King: History, Law, and Rebellion in Colonial Burma (2011) and A New History of Southeast Asia (2010).
Dr. Aung-Thwin is a trustee of the Burma Studies Foundation (USA), president of the Burma Studies Group of the Association of Asian Studies (USA), board member of the Southeast Asia Council of the Association of Asian Studies (USA), and he sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. He currently holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor of Myanmar/Southeast Asian History in the Department of History and the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore.
AVPN is introducing our new series of in-country focus webinars from December 2013. The webinars will feature practitioners and subject experts representing different perspectives in social investing in the featured countries. The first country to be featured is Myanmar. The amount of excitement and enthusiasm that has been going around in both the social and commercial sectors over the country have resulted in a flurry of noise – in the media, the investors and also the non-profit industries. However, this remains a tough landscape to maneuver and it requires not only patience, careful due diligence but also the right partnerships. Check our events page for the other webinars.