Envisioning the Future of Post-Coup Myanmar
Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun, Deputy Minister Moe Zaw Oo, Professor Edmund Malesky, Khin Lay
Join Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun, Deputy Minister Moe Zaw Oo and Khin Lay (Women Advocacy Coalition (Myanmar)) for a conversation with Professor Edmund Malesky on envisioning the future of post-coup Myanmar, co-hosted by the Duke Center for International Development, Duke Global and the Duke Asia/Pacific Studies Institute. Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun assumed the role of Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations in 2020. Prior to this appointment, he was Myanmar's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, as well as the Conference on Disarmament, from July 2018 to October 2020. He concurrently served as Ambassador to Switzerland, as well as Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Moe Zaw Oo received a degree from post-graduate course of international strategic studies at the Royal College of Defence Studies in London in 2017. He served as an advisor to the Union Peace Commission up to the end of 2020. He was appointed by the CRPH and the National Unity Consultative Council as a deputy minister for Foreign Affairs of the National Unity Government of Myanmar in 2021. Khin Lay is a women's rights activist and the founding director of Triangle Women Organization. She is dedicated to promoting the status of women in Myanmar through individual empowerment and structural reforms. Her organization works to build the capacity of the women leaders to assume leadership roles in politics and public life. Through her organization, Khin Lay is a leading advocate for legal and policy reforms that promote gender equity and women's empowerment. She is also leading efforts to protect women and girls who are survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.
Asia focus, Panel/Seminar/Colloquium