Workshop

Olomouc workshop on post-coup Myanmar

Date & Time

Tue & Wed
17th – 18th May 2022

Location

Palacky University Olomouc, tř. Svobody 26, Olomouc

To register, please contact Kristina Kironska at kristina.kironska@upol.cz or +421 915 513 158. We want to know the approximate number of participants so that we can prepare catering for you.

Abstract

The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts who specialize on Myanmar and are based in Central Europe. There will be three presentations, all focusing on various aspects of the post-coup Myanmar, and plenty of space for discussions, whether on certain topics or potential future collaborations.

Speakers

ONDŘEJ CAKL
Coup D’État as a Corruption Scheme (Tue 17th May, 3 PM)

is an activist analyst. Focuses mainly on issues connected with the defending of democratic state integrity in Czechia and abroad. He has coordinated a number of missions to Myanmar between 2018-2020, mainly focusing on anti-corruption advocacy and education. After the coup he switched to online investigative journalism for Myanmar and directs support of pro-democratic activists in the region. Besides his work at Transparency International CR as a manager of international projects, Ondrej is active in social transformation initiatives and ecological movements (Unconditional Basic Collective Prague).

MICHAŁ LUBINA
The creeping anarchy in Myanmar (Wed 18th May, 10 AM)

is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. He is the author of eight books, six on Myanmar, including A Political Biography of Aung San Suu Kyi (Routledge: New York-London, 2020) and The Moral Democracy (Scholar: Warsaw 2018) translated into Burmese and published in Myanmar just before the coup.

KRISTINA KIRONSKA
From Cautious Foes to Nervous Friends: China-Myanmar Relations after the 1 February Military Coup (Wed 18th May, 11 AM)

is a socially engaged interdisciplinary academic with experience in Myanmar Studies, Taiwan Affairs, CEE-China Relations, human rights, election observation, and advocacy. She lived for a few years in Myanmar, where she conducted her doctoral research and worked for a local NGO. Currently she is conducting research within the Sinophone Borderlands project administered by the Palacky University Olomouc. She is also the Advocacy Director at the Central European Institute of Asian Studies.