Myanmar in Transition: An Update on Recent Developments

The event is co-sponsored by UBC Institute of Asian Research (Centre of Southeast Asia Research) and University of Victoria Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) and the Jarislowsky East Asia (Japan) Chair.
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm (light refreshments)
Location: C.K. Choi Building – Room 120
Speaker: Gwen Robinson, Chief Editor of the Nikkei Asian Review
Gwen Robinson will provide an overview of recent developments in Myanmar under the Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy,  with reference to the political and economic context, the peace process, the situation in Rakhine state, aid and trade, and diplomatic relations.
Gwen Robinson is Chief Editor of the Nikkei Asian Review, the English-language journal and website of Japanese media group Nikkei Inc., and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Security and International Studies at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok where she specialises in Myanmar and the surrounding region. She was a senior editor and correspondent with the Financial Times, from 1995 to 2013, in posts including Japan, Australia and the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, New York, Washington DC and London. In London, she was the FT’s Comment editor (2003-07) and online news editor among other positions. Her last FT post was Bangkok bureau chief covering mainland Southeast Asia. She taught post-graduate classes on Southeast Asia and Myanmar at Chulalongkorn University in 2013-14. In 1993-95, she was North Asia correspondent for The Times of London, and previously an editor/writer at the Nikkei Weekly in Tokyo. In the 1980s, she covered Southeast Asia from Manila and Bangkok for US, Australian and UK media organisations. She was born in Japan and was educated in Australia.

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