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Public lecture: Torture and political order in Myanmar

DIGNITY invites to a presentation and dialogue with leading Myanmar scholar and expert on political order Dr. Nick Cheesman

Thursday 24th of August.

The lecture is free and all are welcome but please sign up via the online form below.

Dr. Nick Cheesman is at the forefront of legal and social science research on torture and political order in Southeast Asia.

Drawing together theory and extensive knowledge of Myanmar and Southeast Asia, Cheesman will pose challenging questions to dominant ways of understanding the relationship between torture and the state. Moving away from the question of whether torture works or not, he will direct attention to what torture ‘does’ and by doing so raise further questions about how we best go about preventing it.

This promises to be an exciting opportunity for learning and dialogue for anyone invested in understanding current and historical events in Myanmar with a specific focus on the intersection between torture and political order. Come and join us!

When: 24th of August 2017 from 14:30-16:00
Where: DIGNITY Library, Bryggervangen 55, 2100 København Ø.

We will be serving coffee, tea and snacks.

Note: lecture will be held in English.

Want to participate?
Sign up: please use our online registration form to sign up

Nick Cheesman is a fellow at the Department of Political & Social Change, Australian National University, and in 2016-17 a member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He holds an Australian Research Council grant to study torture in Thailand and Myanmar. He is also member of the advisory board of DIGNITY’s research project Legacies of Detention in Myanmar.


Date and time
24.08.2017 - 14:30 -
24.08.2017 - 16:00

DIGNITY - Bryggervangen 55, 2100 København Ø


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