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

  • 2021-04-16



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.



[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