Richard Roewer

Doctoral Researcher


  • Short CV

    • Since 2017: DPhil Candidate at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford (Department of Politics and International Relations)

    • Since 10/2016: Doctoral Student at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies

    • Since 09/2016 : Advisor to the "Model International Criminal Court" Myanmar, Yangon and Hamburg

    • 07/2013 - 09/2016: Programme Coordinator "Model International Criminal Court" Myanmar, Yangon and Berlin

    • 08/2015 - 08/2016: Programme Coordinator in Germany for "Salaam Shalom" Denmark, Berlin, London, Copenhagen

    • 06/2012 - 08/2012: Teacher for Kaw Dai and Smile Education, Yangon

    • 08/2011 - 09/2011: Intern at the Centre for Bhutan Studies, Thimphu

    • Education: MSc in Global Governance and Emerging Powers in World Politics, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK; B.A. Hons. in Religion, Philosophy, and Ethics, Heythrop College, University of London, UK; B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and History, Bircbeck College, University of London, UK (discontinued)

    Current Research

    • Democratisation Studies

    • Comparative Politics

    • Political Party Development

    • State Transformation

    • Religious Conflict

    Countries and Regions

    • Myanmar

    • Southeast Asia

    • South Africa


    Dissertation

    • From Freedom Movement to Governing Party in Times of Democratic Transition and Consolidation: A Comparative Analysis of Myanmar’s

    Panelist | 05/11/2020

    Becoming More Authoritarian? Myanmar Ahead of the November 2020 Eelections

    GIGA Talk Online event: 05/11/2020 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    The second national elections since the end of military rule in 2010 are sparking new debates about Myanmar’s political future. Once heralded as a champion of democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD), which came to power in 2015, has become increasingly authoritarian. The military continues to block reforms by acting as a veto player in Parliament. Peace with the armed ethnic groups remains elusive, as highlighted by ongoing fighting between the military and the Arakan Army. Meanwhile, the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya has once again alienated Myanmar from the United States and Europe.

    Is the NLD still capable of pushing for meaningful democratic reforms? How do relations between Bangladesh and Myanmar affect the prospects of solving the Rohingya crisis? How much leverage does the international community still have over Myanmar? We will discuss these questions with experts with ample on-site experience.

    Richard Roewer

    Doctoral Researcher

    Speaker | 12/02/2018

    Neue Demokratie oder Neuer Autoritarismus? Myanmar im Wandel

    Seminar 12/02/2018

    Richard Roewer

    Doctoral Researcher

    Panelist | 15/12/2016

    Religion and Conflict in South(east) Asia: Insights from Bangladesh, India and Myanmar

    GIGA Talk GIGA Berlin: 15/12/2016 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Lectures and Discussion

    Richard Roewer

    Doctoral Researcher

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