Kipgen’s lecture in Yangon ends

Published on February 8, 2014

IMPHAL, Feb 7: Political scientist and a researcher on South and Southeast Asia with specialisation on Burma/Myanmar, Nehginpao Kipgen, has successfully concluded a two-day lecture series on a topic titled “Democratic Transition in Myanmar: Patterns of Political Change” in Yangon.

On February 6, Kipgen gave the lecture to audience of officials and staff members of the Myanmar Baptist Convention (MBC), Yangon. The event was also attended by Non-Governmental Organisations, including members of Karuna Foundation from New Zealand, a KIF release said.

On the second day Kipgen delivered the lecture at the Myanmar Institute of Theology (MIT), Yangon. Students as well as faculty members of Social Sciences attended the event. Lectures of both first and second day sessions were followed by interactive Questions and Answers session.

Kipgen, who is on his month-long trip to Myanmar, is scheduled to meet people from different walks of life. Among others, he is scheduled to meet foreign diplomats, political party leaders, civil society groups, ethnic minority leaders.

The Thadou-Kuki community of Yangon is preparing to hold a reception programme for Kipgen on February 8 from 1-3 PM at Myanmar Baptist Convention, it added.

Source: Sangai Express – February 8, 2014

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