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UNSW Southeast Asia Events

A Review of 2017

Looking back on 2017, its been a busy year for UNSW Law and its events in/at/on Southeast Asia. Here’s a brief overview:

January

February
Lecturer, Course on Principles and Processes of Constitution-Making, International IDEA, Yangon, Myanmar (intensive course, 30 students from government and civil society)

March
Seminar on The Future for Justice Sector Reform in Myanmar, World Bank, Yangon, Myanmar
Seminar by Guest Speaker Thaw Thant Kaung on ‘Books and Publication Trends in Myanmar’, at UNSW Law

April/May/July
Facilitator & lecturer, Professional Legal Education on Commercial and Corporate Law, part 1, Yangon, Myanmar (intensive course, 38 legal practitioners)
Facilitator & lecturer, Professional Legal Education on Commercial and Corporate Law, for the Union Attorney General’s Office, Naypyidaw, Myanmar (40 participants)

July
Seminar on Law and Development in Myanmar, RMIT, Law Faculty, Melbourne

August
Facilitator, Judicial Colloquium on Commercial Law, roundtable for High Court and District Court judges, with the Federal Court of Australia and the Union Supreme Court of Myanmar, Naypyidaw (25 judges participated, 4 foreign judges attended)
Keynote Speaker ‘Legal Culture in Indonesia, Law Faculty, Trisakti University, Jakarta, Indonesia
Workshop on Electoral Accountability in Indonesia, in Jakarta, organized in collaboration with Dr Fritz Siregar

October
Invited Speaker at Workshop on ‘Implementing New Constitutions’, University of Chicago Law School, Chicago. My Paper: ‘Constitutional Transformation or Authoritarian Straightjacket in Myanmar?’
Invited Speaker, The Struggle for Constitutional Rights and Administrative Accountability in Asia, Windsor Law School, Canada
Invited Speaker, The Rakhine State Humanitarian Crisis, Windsor Law School, Canada
Keynote Speaker, Security and Humanitarian Concerns in Rakhine State, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU
Establishment of Association for Mainland Southeast Asia Scholars (AMSEAS) 

November
UNRESOLV Fellowship, Law Faculty, University of Indonesia, Jakarta
Seminar on The Rakhine State Crisis in Myanmar at Jentera Law School, Jakarta
Seminar on Judicial Independence in Indonesia at the University of Indonesia Faculty of Law
Invited Chair, Workshop on "Religion and Constitutional Practices in Asia", International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES), Sri Lanka,
Speaker at Workshop between UNSW Law and Jindal Global Law School, New Delhi, India, on ‘Constitutional Rights and Accountability in Asia’
Seminar on Judicial Independence and Accountability in New Democracies, Union Supreme Court, Naypyidaw, Myanmar (20 judicial staff)
Seminar on Constitution-making, with International Relations Committee of the Union Parliament, Naypyidaw, Myanmar (15 members of parliament)

December
Distinguished Guest Seminar by Dr Chit Win on ‘Understanding Myanmar’s Parliament’ at UNSW Law
Myanmar Development Roundtable, Institute for Global Development, at UNSW


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