Between Ceasefires and Federalism: Exploring Interim Arrangements in the Myanmar Peace Process

Date: Friday, 22nd February 2019

Time: 9.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.

Room: PC320, Pentcost Building, Mae Khao Campus

Abstract

Dr. Ashely’s talk would look at the dynamics of the peace process and ongoing armed conflicts in Myanmar, with a particular focus on the situation in the southeast (Karen and Mon), the North (Kachin) and West (Chin and Arakan).

Speaker

Dr. Ashely South has 18 years’ experience as an independent author, research and consultant. He has a PhD from the Australian National University, and an MSc from SOAS (University of London), and is a Research Fellow at Chiang Mai University. Main research interests: ethnic conflict and peace processes in Myanmar/Burma and Mindanao, politics of language and education, humanitarian protection and forced migration (refugees and Internally Displaced People); comparative philosophies of peace-building, since the 1990s, Ashely has been closely involved with ethnic politics (and since 2012, the peace process) in Burma/Myanmar. For a list of Dr. South’s publications, see www.ashelysouch.co.uk.