Seminar: Everyday justice and security in the Myanmar transition

2017.03.09 | Nynne Visbo-Bomose

Date Wed 26 Apr Thu 27 Apr
Time 09:45    16:30
Location 4206-129 (Campus Moesgaard)

Date: Wednesday April 26th and Thursday 27th, 2017

Place: 4206-129 (Campus Moesgaard)

Time: 

WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL:  9:45 – 16:30

THURSDAY 27 APRIL:  9:15 – 12:30

See program below

The seminar marks the involvement of Aarhus University’s anthropology department in the joint research project ‘EverJust’  (http://www.diis.dk/en/everjust), and will provide an opportunity to explore and discuss the development in Myanmar during the current peace and democratization process. The presentations are based on recent field work, and the speakers include:

Matthew Walton (University of Oxford), Judith Beyer (Universität Konstanz), Michael Lidauer (Independent Researcher), Myat The Thitsar (Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation), Helene Maria Kyed (Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier) and Mikael Gravers and Annika Pohl Harrisson from Aarhus University.

Among the topics that will be addressed are the new Panglong Conference and the peace process; conflict interfaces between Buddhist and Muslim communities, local governance, the election and democratization process, justice and development.

The seminar is open to the public, and all are welcome.

Organizers: Mikael Gravers and Annika Pohl Harrisson, Department of Anthropology, AU

Funding: Research Programme of Anthropology, Aarhus University and The School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University 

Program:

Thursday 26

09:45 – 10:00 Coffee
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and introductions - Mikael Gravers & Annika Harrisson

SESSION 1
10:15 – 11:00 Everyday Justice in Myanmar – research objectives, capacity building and initial findings - 
Helene Maria Kyed (Danish Institute for International Studies)
11:15 – 12:00 Civil society and Peacebuilding in Myanmar - Michael Lidauer, independent researcher
12:00- 13:00 LUNCHBREAK 
13:00 -13:45 Securing community through property. A case study from Yangon - Judith Beyer (Universität Konstanz)

SESSION 2
13:45 – 14:30 Do we really understand Ma Ba Tha? - Matthew Walton, University of Oxford
14:30 - 15:00 COFFEBREAK
15:00 – 15:45 Buddhism and Nationalist Ideology in Myanmar – Monks, Muslims and Morality - Mikael Gravers, Aarhus University
18:30 – 20:30 Dinner for seminar participants - Den Rustikke Mejlgade 20, Aarhus

Thursday 27

9:15 – 10:00 Peace and Security as envisioned by major ethnic political parties in the context of Myanmar’s bi-election 2017 - 
Myat The Thitsar, Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation (EMReF)
10:00 – 11:00 Ceasefire State-makings: Justice provision in an area governed by the New Mon State Party - Annika Pohl Harrisson (AU) & Thang Sorn Poine (EMReF)
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 Roundtable discussion: Myanmar where now? - Louise Riis Andersen, moderator (Danish Institute for International Studies)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Visit to Moesgaard Museum for seminar participants

CAS, Antropologi