Event category: Panel

Politics and Policies

⇐Back to the program Johanna Götz—The Politics of Water Governance in Myanmar/Burma Against the background of ongoing political changes, Myanmar with its diverse society is at a crucial point of negotiating the ways and scales at which water will be decided upon in the future. With clear rules and laws […]

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Local Perceptions

⇐Back to the program Schödwell, Steffen—Challenges for Myanmar Health Care Professionals in the Treatment of Depressive Symptoms With a brief additional survey on Theravāda Buddhist Mental Health Concepts from Thomas Bruhn In Myanmar Buddhist and traditional healing methods are still widely applied to various kinds of diseases and conditions. Help […]

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Economy

⇐Back to the Program Sina Hardaker—Special Economic Zones The creation of special economic zones (SEZs) is an economic policy instrument, which has been intensively applied within the framework of structural policy since the 1960s. Becoming increasingly popular, around 4,300 SEZ existed around the world in 2015. Over the last 15 […]

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Activist Becomings (Film Screening and Presentation)

⇐Back to the program Andreas Hartmann—My Buddha is Punk (Film) Kyaw Kyaw, a 25-year-old Burmese punk, pursues the dream of seeing the punk scene take off in Myanmar. The former military dictatorship carried out a few democratic reforms, but he remains skeptical: In his opinion, the country hasn’t changed yet. […]

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Identity

⇐Back to the program Phuong Le Trong—Ethnicity-based Narratives and Identity Politics Ethnicity-based Narratives and Identity Politics Since the beginnings of the political transition in Myanmar, the stronghold of the political structure is increasingly faced with a plurality of opinions and debates. There have been signs raising the question of the […]

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(Re-)Presentations

⇐Back to the program Felix Girke—A Perpetually Closing Window: Temporalising Yangon in Coffee-Table Books Over the last few years, several expensive, glossy, and professionally produced coffee-table books have been published that present the city of Yangon alongside interpretations of its urban dynamics. In these coffee-table books, Yangon is presented as […]

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Rural Transformations

⇐Back to the program Annapia Debarry—Food Sovereignty in Rural Myanmar: a case study on drivers of agrarian transformation and impacts on small-scale farmers With the economic and democratic opening of Myanmar the commercialization of agriculture is one of the main goals of the government. Small-scale farmers in rural Myanmar are […]

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Othering

⇐Back to the program Madlen Krüger—Narrating the Other: Buddhist-Chrisitan Dialogue in Myanmar as a „Contact Zone“ in Constructing Religious Identity The rising tensions between different religious groups in Myanmar, particularly after 2012, has interfaith dialogue established as a tool to negotiate and build peace and harmony between religions. Ever since […]

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Merit Making

⇐Back to the program Thomas Bruhn—Earning Merits: An Ancient Practise of the Citizen of Myanmar Applied in Modern Myanmar Society About 90% of the population in Myanmar follow the Theravāda Buddhist religion. Earning merits is traditionally the basis for the day to day behaviour and is therefore not only of […]

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Development

⇐Back to the program Ahm Abdul Hai—Media Development and International Cooperation: Dream and Reality in Current Myanmar Media is the safeguard of civic rights and freedom of speech in a democracy. Media is the real outlet for the open discussion of intellectual thoughts and ideas. In the transitional political environment […]

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