On 8 January 2019, UNU will host “New Frontiers of Opportunity? The Actors Shaping Peace and Development Possibilities in Myanmar”, a conversation with Marie Lall, Professor of Education and South Asian Studies at the University College London Institute of Education and a South Asia expert specialising in politics and education. This event will start at 6:30 p.m. on 8 January 2019 at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo.
The conversation will review how Myanmar came to be where it is today, examining in particular the challenges posed by the peace process in light of wider reforms. The discussion will also engage with the broader political and practical challenges emerging from the reforms, such as issues related to education and citizenship and how young people of all ethnicities view the future of their country.
Prof. Marie Lall will join Dr David Passarelli, UNU Executive Officer, for a conversation on Myanmar and her work analysing its complex social, economic, and political dynamics.
The UNU Conversation Series aims to foster audience participation: you are encouraged to engage with the speakers during the conversation and at the reception that will follow, where all audience members are invited to enjoy the food and drinks that will be served while exchanging ideas and making new contacts.
Please note that this event will be in English only; Japanese interpretation will not be provided. Advance registration (by 7 January) is required. Please click on the REGISTER button above to access the online registration page.
Marie Lall is a Professor of Education and South Asian Studies at the UCL Institute of Education. She served as UCL’s Pro-Vice-Provost for South Asia (including Myanmar) till November 2018.
Professor Lall is a South Asia expert (India, Pakistan and Myanmar) with over 25 years of experience in the region, with research interests focusing on domestic politics, political economy, migration and diaspora politics, citizenship, ethnic peace and conflict issues. She also works on education policy in India, Pakistan and Myanmar with regard to gender, ethnicity and social exclusion. She has written widely on these topics, authoring/editing six books and a monograph.
Prof. Lall has provided thought leadership to development agencies, policy makers and governments and has worked with the World Bank, UNICEF, the British Council, AUSAID, South Asian philanthropic bodies and various government ministries.
Prof. Lall completed her B.Sc. Economics and PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) and her MPhil from Cambridge University.
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