Psar Kandal Market in Phnom Penh (Photo: Jonas Hansel on Flickr, Creative Commons)

Cambodia on the Brink: Towards the 2018 Elections

A public conference in Canberra will bring together scholars and civil society to consider what lies in store for Cambodia after Hun Sen's crackdown.

Public Conference | Canberra, 9 March 2018

The run up to Cambodia’s July 2018 elections has already seen the curtailment of political freedoms, an increase in politically motivated prosecutions, and the dissolution of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). Hosted by the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific with support from the TIFA Foundation, this special forum brings together scholars and civil society to discuss the effects of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s crackdown, place the current crisis of democratic space in its historical context, and consider the possible ways forward for Cambodia. Ahead of Hun Sen’s visit to Australia for the 2018 ASEAN-Australia Special Summit, expert speakers will also debate the most effective regional responses to growing authoritarianism.


Prof The Hon Gareth Evans, Mu Sochua, Dr Lee Morgenbesser, Dr Lao Mong Hay and many more


The Common Room at University House | 1 Balmain Cres, Acton ACT | Australian National University


Friday, 9 March 2018 | 08:30 to 15:30


Attendance is free of charge and open to the public. Seats are limited, however, so please register your attendance via Eventbrite.


Please visit the ANU website to view the full program.


Dr Rebecca Gidley | [email protected]

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