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EAI Conference “The Military Coup and Future of Democracy in Myanmar”

The East Asia Institute (President Yul Sohn) invited you to the conference titled “The Military Coup and Future of Democracy in Myanmar.” The military seized control of Myanmar on February 1, 2021 following the November 2020 general election which resulted in huge victory for Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party. The military claimed that the election was a “fraud” and executed the coup, while the citizens of Myanmar have continuously organized resistance against the military. In this context, with the experience and knowledge gained through operating the ‘Strengthening the Civil Society Organizations in Myanmar’ project for seven years, EAI invited Myanmar and East Asian Studies specialists based in South Korea and discussed the future of democracy in Myanmar. Download brochure (in Korean)   April 16 (Fri) Content 14:00 - 14:10 (KST) Opening - Opening Remarks: Yul Sohn (President, East Asia Institute; Professor, Yonsei University) 14:10 - 15:10 (KST) Session I Presentation on the Post-General Election Survey in Myanmar(2020) - Moderator: Yul Sohn (President, East Asia Institute; Professor, Yonsei University) Presentation Jin Seok Bae (Professor, Gyeongsang National University) Discussion Han-Wool Jeong (Senior Research Fellow, Hankook Research) Jun Young Jang (Professor, Hankuk University of Freign Studies) 15:10 - 15:30 (KST) Coffee Break 15:30 - 17:00 (KST) Session II Challenges of Myanmar’s Democratic Transition and Possible Ways for the International Community to Preserve Democracy - Moderator: Sook Jong Lee (Senior Fellow, East Asia Institute; Professor, Sungkyunkwan University) Presentation 1. Democratic Transition of Myanmar and its Structural Problems Eun-hong Park (Professor, Sungkonghoe University) Presentation 2. Military Coup in Myanmar and ASEAN’s Solidarity to Protect the People Jaehyon Lee (Senior Fellow, Asan Institute for Policy Studies) Presentation 3. A Diplomacy of Governance and Democratic Values: Ways to Support Myanmar’s Democratization from the Korean Perspective Hun Joon Kim (Professor, Korea University) Presentation 4. Reactions of the Korean Government and Civil Society Organizations to the Military Coup in Myanmar Hyun Yoon Lee (Korea Democracy Foundation) Discussion and Q&As Wai New Hnin Soe (Leader, Youth Action for Myanmar) Hyunjin Bae (Director of Southeast Asia Division II, Ministry of Foreign Affairs) 17:00-17:10 (KST) Closing - Closing Remarks: Sook Jong Lee (Senior Fellow, East Asia Institute; Professor, Sungkyunkwan University)   [Video Timeline Information] 00:00:30 Opening Remarks 00:07:07 Session I Presentation on the Post-General Election Survey in Myanmar 01:11:15 Session II Challenges of Myanmar's Democratic Transition and Possible Ways for International Community to Preserve Democracy  

2021-04-16