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Law and Justice Reform: Learning from Intermediaries in Myanmar and Beyond

November 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

In this Peace Talks webinar, Dr. Kristina Simion will introduce key policy findings from her newly published book “Rule of Law Intermediaries: Brokering Influence in Myanmar“. Focusing on the decade of Myanmar’s political transformation, and drawing on rich in-country empirical data, the book explores the role and influence of brokers and intermediaries in shaping the form and substance of law and justice reform.

Building on these findings, Dr Monalisa Adhikari (Keele University/PCREP) and Dr Pilar Domingo (Overseas Development Institute), and Dr Deval Desai will begin a broader discussion on the policy and practice implications for those concerned with governance in Myanmar, and with law and justice reform in authoritarian contexts more broadly.

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About the Speaker

Dr. Kristina Simion is a Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs’ Asia Programme. Her research concerns Myanmar and Southeast Asia where she focuses on state recognition and global relationships formed through bilateral and multilateral development. As a trained socio-legal scholar she is interested in parallel structures and the people that inhabit the ‘relational state’.

Kristina is also a specialist in the Swedish government, focusing on rule of law development assistance and Myanmar. She is a visiting fellow at the Department of Political & Social Change, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. She designed and delivers the course ‘Law, Culture and Society in Asia’ as part of Stockholm University’s Master Program in Global Asian Studies.

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November 11
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm