On the 4th of November 2015 Delegations For Dialogue hosted a "Dialogue Now" talk in Paris. The title of the talk was "Myanmar’s 2015 General Election: true democratic progress?”
On November 8th, Myanmar will be holding the most important polls since the 1962 military coup, supposedly following a democratic momentum initiated by the newly elected civilian government four years ago. The focus of this 'Dialogue Now' talk was exploring how the upcoming general election may contribute to Myanmar's democratic development. Meanwhile, as fears are growing that the ruling military-dominated government continues to hold too much power and are reluctant to relinquish its privileges, the future role of Aung San Suu Kyi, the globally revered leader of the opposition National League for Democracy, is still under debate.
These issues were introduced by Dr David Camroux, a prominent expert on South East Asian politics.
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Dr David Camroux is Senior Researcher at Sciences Po’s CERI (International Affairs’ research centre). He is also Associate Professor at Sciences Po where he teaches on contemporary Southeast Asian society, EU-Asian relations and Asian regional integration. He has been a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, the Central European University, Gadjah Mada University and Korea University. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs . He is a regular commentator on Southeast Asian and Pacific affairs for French radio and television as well as for the press. He was made a "Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes académiques" and a "Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres".
The "Dialogue Now" talks are a series of conversations exploring issues in some of the world's most contentious regions. We regularly invite a range of personalities (academics, artists, entrepreneurs, activists, researchers etc) to share their experience and expertise while leading the discussion on a chosen t topic.