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MYANMAR PRIMER: SEAP offers workshop for Community College Faculty

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Myanmar Primer

A one-day workshop for Community College faculty and other educators, with Cornell faculty and staff covering the basics of Burmese history and culture, including contemporary economic, political and social issues. The workshop will provide preparation and structured support for anyone considering an application to participate in the CAORC-INYA fully funded study tour in Myanmar (info & link below). It is also the ideal foundation for anyone who would like to integrate more about Burma/Myanmar and Southeast Asia more broadly into their teaching or research.




9:00AM           Welcome – Thamora Fishel and Kathi Colen Peck

9:10AM           The Rohingya genocide and Burma's (Myanmar's) ethnopolitics  Magnus Fiskesjö




10:00AM         Burmese Buddhism in social context – Geethika Dharmasinghe


Coffee & Tea


11:00AM         Foreign relations and economics – Ava White


11:30AM         Politics and economics of land and rural society – Hilary Faxon


Lunch with Burmese Language lecturer, Yu Yu Khaing


1:30PM           Education and refugee populations – Thamora Fishel


2:30PM           Outline of Burmese history – Eric Tagliacozzo



When: Friday, February 28, 2020, 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Where: Cornell University, Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia

640 Stewart Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850; for those unable to travel, we may be able to provide a Zoom link for remote participation.

For: Community College faculty and other educators in the region

Cost: None, and lunch will be provided!

Registration: Required, open on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

**Travel reimbursements up to $100 available for Community College faculty**


Participants will be given the opportunity to select one free book from a selection provided at this workshop.












CAORC-INYA is excited to announce a fully-funded Faculty Development Seminar in Myanmar!


Applications are open for the seminar, "Myanmar: Between Political and Climate Change in Southeast Asia", June 4-21, 2020. If you are a faculty member at a community college or minority-serving institution, this seminar is for you!


Applications will close on March 9, 2020. For more information on this seminar, eligibility, and to apply, please click here. If you are interested in other Faculty Development Seminars, check out CAORC's website.


Registration is required and will be open on Tuesday, February 18