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Biography

Dr. Thant Myint-U is the founder and chairman of the Yangon Heritage Trust (yangonheritagetrust.org). He is also a Special Advisor to the Myanmar Peace Centre (the secretariat of the peace negotiations currently underway) and a member of the Myanmar president's National Economic and Social Advisory Council. He was educated at Harvard and Cambridge Universities and taught history for several years as a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has served as well on three United Nations peacekeeping operations, in Cambodia and the former Yugoslavia, and worked for seven years at the UN Secretariat in New York, including as the Chief of Policy Planning in the Department of Political Affairs. He is the author of three books, including most recently The River of Lost Footsteps: A Personal History of Burma and Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia.

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Saving Old Rangoon: Yangon's Priceless Architecture

05.01.13 | 01:29:06 min | 0 comments