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[EAI Online Seminar] Democracy Cooperation Series 9. The Voice of Solidarity for the Restoration of Democracy in Myanmar

  • 2021-04-29

  

The East Asia Institute (President Yul Sohn), as a secretariat of the Asia Democracy Research Network (ADRN), invited you to the ninth online seminar of the [Democracy Cooperation] series, titled "The Voice of Solidarity for the Restoration of Democracy in Myanmar." Following the military coup staged on February 1 under the pretext that the 2020 general elections were fraudulent, Myanmar's civil disobedience movement to restore democracy continues. But, the military junta is violently oppressing protesters, killing over 700 civilians as of mid-April. Now, the dangerous prospect of civil war is looming. It is urgent time for the international community to press the military to make peace with the people and bring back democracy. This seminar examined how countries in Asia are responding to the Myanmar situation since the coup and seeking multilateral cooperation to support the democracy movement of Myanmar people.

 

  • Time and Date: April 29, 2021 10:00 – 11:30 (KST)
     
  • Keynote Speech: J. Ramos-Horta (Member of the Council of State, Former President of Timor-Leste (2007-2012) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1996))
     
  • Panelists: Maiko Ichihara (Associate Professor, Hitotsubashi University), Hun Joon Kim (Professor, Korea University), Evan A. Laksmana (Senior Researcher, Centre for Strategic and International Studies Indonesia), Niranjan Sahoo (Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation)
     
  • Moderator: Sook Jong Lee (Professor, Sungkyunkwan University; Senior Fellow, East Asia Institute)