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Political science PhD student discusses Myanmar’s peace process at IDRC webinar

Cassandra Preece, PhD student, presented on Myanmar’s peace process and upcoming general elections at an IDRC-sponsored event.

Sep 29, 2020

Political Science PhD student, Cassandra Preece, was invited to comment in an International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada-sponsored event on “What does the latest peace conference mean for Myanmar?” on September 22, 2020. This webinar was part of an Myanmar speaker series hosted by Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar (K4DM), an initiative of the IDRC in Canada, which assist Myanmar-based research organizations to conduct high-quality research. The webinar also included a discussion of the peace process by Zaceu Lian, a PhD Student from the University of Toronto.

Cassandra’s presentation was drawn from a recent co-authored journal article with Dr. Netina Tan on “Electoral System, Ethnic Parties, and Party System Stability in Myanmar” in the European Journal of Development Research. She also provided research assistance to an IDRC-K4DM-funded research project led by Drs. Netina Tan and Michelle Dion on “Engendering Political Recruitment and Participation at the Party, Local and National Level in Myanmar”. The working papers and activities for this research capacity building project can be found on Dr. Tan's website.

For the full audio of the webinar, check out K4DM’s YouTube Channel.