Two public panels happening Tuesday, March 9, as part of the symposium Scholar-Activism and the Myanmar Resistance, hosted by the Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley and organized by Dr. Hilary Faxon. Participants can join via Zoom but must register in advance (links below):
Panel 1: Insights from Comparative Contexts
Date Time: Mar 9, 2021 08:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Description: The first panel in the UC Berkeley CSEAS Symposium: Scholar-Activism and the Myanmar Resistance is a roundtable discussion with scholars and activists working in Thailand, Hong Kong and India. The panelists will discuss situating Myanmar’s Civil Disobedience Movement within regional struggles for democracy.
Panelists: Tyrell Haberkorn (Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison); Joey Siu (Associate, Hong Kong Watch; Advisor, Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China); Jasnea Sarma (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore)
Moderated by Dr. Hilary Faxon, Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Berkeley
Panel 2: Analysis from Myanmar Scholar-Activists
Date Time: Mar 9, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Description: The second panel in the UC Berkeley CSEAS Symposium: Scholar-Activism and the Myanmar Resistance will feature presentations on the historical roots, current situation, and possible leverage points for key issues in anti-coup mobilization.
Speakers: Tharaphi Than (Associate Professor of World Languages and Cultures, Northern Illinois University); Ingrid Jordt (Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee); Kevin Woods (Adjunct Associate Professor of Geography and Environment, University of Hawaii-Manoa; Senior Policy Advisor, Forest Trends); Wai Wai Nu (former political prisoner; Founder and Executive Director, Women Peace Network, Myanmar); Myat The Thitsar (Parliamentary Research and Support Program Director and Strategic Advisor, Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation /EMReF; Ph.D. candidate in Global Studies, University of Massachusetts-Lowell)
Moderated by Dr. Hilary Faxon (Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley)