Fellows 2017-18
Research Excellence Fellows

Dr. Ila Ahlawat is a Research Excellence Fellow at the Department of Gender Studies at CEU. She has research interests ranging from Gender and Sexuality studies to areas as varied as Digital Cultures and Economics. As a Lecturer of English at AIIMS, she has been responsible for conducting 3-monthly batches with senior students and scholars in the areas of inter-cultural expression, research methodology and also organized workshops on understanding Gender Dynamics and Women Issues. She has an elaborate publication and teaching experience in the areas of gender and sexuality over the past 4 years or so, her most recent article being with Springer’s Sexuality and Culture. She is also soon going to have her book published in England on the themes of Lesbianism and Entrapment. On a postdoctoral level, she is pursuing the field of literary studies vis-à-vis media and technology and its ground-level understanding and implementation. She plans on joining the Department of Communication and Multimedia, McMaster University, Canada next year as a postdoctoral fellow.  

Dr. Eliso Elizbarashvili is an Associate Researcher at the Department of Byzantine Studies, G.Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. She held her PhD about Digenes Akrites (with translation into georgian) at the Institute of Classical Philology, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Iv.Javahishvili Tbilisi State University. The sphere of her researches always takes into account differences and peculiarities that the Georgian materials add to the resolution of the problems of the Byzantine Literature at large. Her research is focused on the role and formation of hero and saint, interpretation, adaptation and perception of miracles, as well as on historical-etymological studies. She presented these issues at conferences in Georgia, European countries and the USA; and published in highly ranked journals. She collaborated in several research projects on byzantine-georgian historical and cultural relations financed by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. Her current academic interest concerns miracle narrations in Byzantine historical writings. She is a member of the Georgian National Committee of the International Byzantine Studies Association.    

Dr. Emad Abdelaty is an Assistant Professor at the Natural Resources and Agricultural Engineering, Damanhour University, Egypt. He holds his Master degree in Geomatics and Natural Resources Evaluation from Florence University, Italy. He holds his PhD from Damanhour University on development of land and water resources in Egypt. In 2014 he has attended a six-month multidisciplinary training programme at Council of National Research, Italy. In 2015 he spent nine months in Spain as a Postdoctoral fellow at Oviedo University. He has published one English book and articles in numerous well-known international journals. He teaches Principles of Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems, Principles of Soil Sciences, Soil and Water Analysis, Soil Surveying & Classification and Soil Reclamation courses to undergraduate and graduate students. The sphere of his research always focuses on using GIS and Remote Sensing to improve the management of natural resources. He has collaborated in several research projects such as "Interuniversity Learning in Higher Education on Advanced land Management - Egyptian Country (ILHAM-EC Project) which is fully funded by the European Union. He is a member of several scientific societies; the most important two of them are the Egyptian Soil Science Society (ESSS) and the International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS) in Japan.

 

Dr. Mostafa Abouzaid is an Assistant Professor of rural sociology at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. He holds PhD from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in 2015. He has published several books in both Arabic and English, and articles in numerous well-known international journals. He teaches Introduction to Sociology, Principals of Rural Sociology, Social Structure, Social Change, Social Organizations, Rural Population, ad Rural Community Reform courses to undergraduate classes. He has been to USA as a Visiting Scholar at Arkansas University in 2012. He got several academic prizes and honors, the most significant one of them is the prize of Ambassador of Goodwill from the governor of Arkansas State in USA. As a visiting research fellow at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at CEU, he explores the Effectiveness of NGOs in rural development

 

 

Dr. Tin Naing Win is a professor at the Department of History, University of Mandalay, Myanmar and a Research Excellence Fellow at the CEU Department of Medieval Studies, where he has been engaging in ground-breaking research on pre-modern indigenous cloth-maps of Myanmar that have been collected from various national and private archives and museums in Myanmar, Thailand, UK, and USA starting from 2005. One year after receiving his MA in 1997, he became a faculty member, and in 2005 he earned his doctorate specializing in Buddhist culture of medieval period. In 2008 he went to Seoul National University for one year to conduct extensive post-doctoral research on historical maps with the support of the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies. He published the research results in Asian Research Network in 2009 and in a peer reviewed volume Community Knowledge Networks for the Economy, Society, Culture, and Environmental Stability. He later presented a paper at the 10th International Conference organized by Chiang Rai Rajabhat University in Thailand, for which he received the Best Paper Prize in 2015. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Centre of South Asian Studies and at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, simultaneously, in 2015, to perform an advanced study on Myanmar manuscripts and maps that have never been studied before. Consequently, it leads to further detail research on all kinds of Myanmar indigenous maps, and cloth-maps in particular. In 2016 he attended a workshop at Bard College (NY, USA) invited by the Institute of Writing and Thinking, and later that year returned to the US to present at the 12th International Burma Studies Conference organized by the Center for Burma Studies at Northern Illinois University. He actively collaborates and publishes with international colleagues and organizes inter-university conferences, symposia and art exhibitions. Apart from teaching students of all degree programs and supervising MA and PhD students at the Department of History at the University of Mandalay, he is responsible for training academic and support staff at the university on quality assurance and conducts workshops on QA System Implementation in various Myanmar universities. After attending internal and international QA workshops conducted by AUN-QA, AQAN, and EU between 2012 and 2017 and based on his five-year experience as IQA chief assessor and trainer, he has published a series of articles on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in the Mandalay Daily. He also serves on an Open Assess Policy Working Group at the University of Mandalay. Currently he studies Urban History and Culture, Advanced Research Methodology, How to Read Medieval Maps and Course Design and Development at CEU. E-mail: dr.tinnaingwin@gmail.com


Dr. Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri is an Assistant Professor (Stage III) in the Department of Library & Information Science at the University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India. Sabuj holds a PhD on the Impacts of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) on Biodiversity and Biotechnology in India from Jadavpur University and a Gold Medallist in M.Sc in Marine Science from the University of Calcutta with B.Sc in Zoology (Honours) from the same university and Associateship in Information Science (AIS) from the National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), CSIR, New Delhi with specialization in Patent Information System. He received prestigious Junior Research Fellowship award from the University Grants Commission, Govt of India for pursuing PhD. He has been teaching and supervising M.Phil and Ph.D on various IP issues for several years. He has supervised 6 M.Phil scholars. Sabuj is best known for his teaching technique and as a dedicated researcher on IPR for more than one and half decade. His research interests lie in the area of IPR and life sciences ranging from patentability of life science innovations to its ethical aspects and impacts on the society, traditional knowledge and on nature and. Sabuj is frequent speaker in the UGC-Human Resource Development Centres, Centres of Advanced Study of several Universities and in other higher educational institutions on IPR issues particularly on patent and copyright. His first research article on IPR was appeared way back in 2003 in the Journal of Intellectual Property Rights (JIPR). After that he has written numerous research articles, book chapters published in national and international journals on IPR. His first book Intellectual Property Rights, Biodiversity and Information System: From Basics to Challenges Ahead published internationally from Germany in 2011.His latest title An Introduction to Fair Use and Copyright Management of Universities in India has been published in August 2017. He was also the Principal investigator of the UGC Research Project on IPR completed in 2013. Sabuj completed several MOOCs and regular courses with distinctions on IPR from different world renowned institutes and universities including Patenting in Biotechnology  from Technical University, Denmark (DTU) & Copenhagen Business School, Denmark in 2017,  CopyrightX,  the most prestigious course on copyright in 2016 from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society in the Faculty of Law at Harvard University, US and IP Procedure from Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (RGNIIPM), Govt. of India, Nagpur in 2016, and course on General IPR from the WIPO Academy, Geneva in 2009.  Besides, he was chosen twice in the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) in 2015 and 2017 in Maastricht University, the Netherlands for Advanced Masters Programme in IP. He was also selected in Turkiye Scholarships for Postdoctoral Research in Ankara University in 2012. Sabuj lives with his wife, a Civil Servant with the Govt. of West Bengal, their one son, born June 2003. Sabuj is a staunch naturalist, passionate music lover and a bibliophile. He enjoys travelling and also a connoisseur of culinary arts. Sabuj can be met on http://www.sabujkc.webs.com 

Dr. Andrea Vanina Neyra is an Associate Researcher at the Multidisciplinary Institute of History and Human Sciences of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (IMHICIHU-CONICET), a Professor at the School and Philosophy and Literature at the National University of Buenos Aires (FFyL-UBA) and a Professor at the School of Humanites at the National University of San Martín (EH-UNSAM). She held her PhD in Medieval History from the University of Buenos Aires on Bishop Burchard of Worms’s vision of superstitions in 2011. Her research and teaching experience is focused on the role of the episcopal power, the Christianization process and strategies of evangelization and the perception of the religious adversary in the High and Central Middle Ages in Central Europe. She has published articles and chapters of books in numerous national and international publications and she has coordinated books on Medieval Studies. She has collaborated in many research projects and organised workshops, meetings and conferences related to Late Antique and Medieval Studies in different institutions. She is the director of the project “Unstable Margins: Conflict Narratives, Identity and Strategies of Delegitimization of Religious Adversaries between Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages”. She has had scholarships for research stays in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, as well as for participating in international conferences in the United States of America, England, Hungary and Portugal. 

Dr. Sanil Viswanathan Nair is Professor of philosophy at the Department of Humanities and social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India. His areas of interest include philosophical investigations into Art, Technology, Cinema, Biology, Literature and Social Sciences. He obtained his bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked as a scientist in Defense Research and Development Organisation.  In 1995, he obtained his PhD in Philosophy from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He was the   Watumall Distinguished Professorat Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Hawaii, USA. He was also a Charles Wallace Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, University of Liverpool, U.K and Directeur d'études Associés, at  Maison des sciences de l'homme Paris. His recent publications include Public Sphere from Outside the West (Bloombury, London) and also papers on  myth, meaning and measurement in ancient Indian architecture, time and cinema, Indian philosophy on the eve of Colonialism, mathematical idea and cinematic image, self-portraits and philosophical perspectives on fascism. He also writes and publishes in Malayalam language and his forthcoming Malayalam book is Choreography of Murder.

 


Dr. Valny Giacomelli Sobrinho
 is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and International Relations, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil. In 2000, he finished his MSc in Environmental Management at Wageningen University, in the Netherlands, and, in 2007, his doctorate in Forest Management at the UFSM, in Brazil. He has taught and been responsible for including in the study programme of Economics several courses addressing environmental issues at both undergraduate (Ecological Economics, Environmental Macroeconomics, Pollution Economics) and graduate (Sustainability Economics) levels. He is also the leading researcher of the Research Group on Ecological, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics, whose works have already won and been nominated for a few nationwide awards in the field. Shortly, his research effort has been bound up in grounding economics in its supportive biophysical basis, thereby stressing the underlying feedback between economic policies and environmental impacts. In this regard, he has published some book chapters in which a bio-economic model is applied to carbon sequestration by forests (2011, 2014) and a loanable-funds model is used to account for forest conversion or conservation through pricing forest bonds according to the carbon storage of trees (2017). By the same token, he is further going to analyse how countries’ economic growth and energy matrices will be affected by the transition to a low carbon economy. 

Dr. Olha Nimko  is a Research Excellence Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine (CELAB)  at Central European University. She is an Assistant Professor of the Law Department at Zhytomyr National Agroecological University, Ukraine.  She holds PhD from the National Agrarian University, Kyiv (Ukraine), in 2008. She teaches Environmental law, Law and Genetics, Veterinary law, Medical law, Agrarian law, Administrative law, Financial law, Administrative liability and Administrative procedure courses to undergraduate and master classes. She is trainer at Center of retraining and advanced training for employees of state power bodies and bodies of local self-government, state enterprises, institutions and organizations of the Zhytomyr Oblast State Administration and the Zhytomyr Oblast Council, Zhytomyr (Ukraine). In 2009 she took part in Project "Legal Competence of Educators as a Key to the Rule of Law in Education" of the educational program "Legal Education", developed by the foundation "Renaissance".  In 2015-2016 she spent six months as a Postdoctoral fellow at the Scientific Research Institute of Intellectual Property of the National Academy of Law Sciences of Ukraine. In 2016 she successfully completed an internship at Western Finland College and University of Applied Sciences of Satakunta (Finland). She supervises scientific research on the topic “Legal Liability for Violation of Natural Resources Law of Ukraine”, “Problematic Aspects and Improvement of Legal Regulations of Biotechnologies, Biosafety, Prevention of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism”. She has published  monograph, several books and number of scientific papers in numerous well-known international journals which provide a long list of recommendations concerning law amendments. She got a number of academic and professional honors, the most significant being the Certificate of Achievement of Union of Lawyers of Ukraine.  

 

Faculty Development Fellows

Dr. Moe Moe Aung is an Associate Professor at the Department of Zoology, Mandalay University, Myanmar. She received her BSc (Zoology) in 1991, MSc in 1997, Master of Research in 2001 and a PhD in 2006. She started her teaching career at Mandalay University in 1998 and later taught at Lashio Degree College, Kalay University, Pyay University and University of Yangon. She was appointed an Associate Professor at the University of Mandalay in 2017. She supervised numerous Master and PhD students. Currently she teaches a course on “Environmental Studies and Conservation Management”. She attended intensive training on bat research at Prince of Songkla University, Thailand in 2010 and a Social and Demographic Research Methods Training at Australian National University in 2014, presented on bat taxonomy and conservation in Myanmar at the 3rd International Southeast Asian Bat Conservation Research Conference in Malaysia in 2015. Her current research focuses on Environmental Management and Conservation. She has published in domestic and international research journals. Since 2014, she has been involved in training and development of quality assurance in Myanmar universities and is a member of National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Committee. In this capacity she visited Central European University in 2017 to study the quality assurance system in European universities and attended the 12th European Quality Assurance Forum in Riga, Latvia. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Environmental Science and Policy where her research focuses on sustainable water management. E-mail: ­­­­­­­moeaung189@gmail.com

 

 

 

Dr. Khin Zar Htet is a Lecturer in the Department of International Relations, University of Yangon, Myanmar. She obtained BA (IR) in 2004, MA (IR) in 2006 and Master of Research (IR) in 2007 from Dagon University and in 2012  successfully defended her doctoral project on Relations between Myanmar and Sri Lanka (1948-2010) at the University of Yangon. She started her teaching career as a tutor at the Department of International Relations at Dagon University in 2005. Since 2016 she works as a Lecturer at the Department of International Relations, University of Yangon. She has participated in numerous research projects, including Myanmar Buddhist Propagative Activities with China and India (1988-2005)Charting the Summit Diplomacy of Myanmar (2011-2013). She has supervised Masters’ research at the National Defense College in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of Myanmar, and is currently supervising and co-supervising Masters and Doctoral thesis in International Relations at her home department. She attended a joint one-year diploma program in International Relations and Development by the Johns Hopkins University (USA), Chung_Ang University (South Korea) and the University of Yangon and participated in the Pacific Forum, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS): Inter-agency Awareness and Cooperation Workshop on Strategic Trade Management in Myanmar in 2015. She teaches Political Institutions to undergraduate students and Relations between Major Powers of the World in a postgraduate diploma course. Her areas of interest include foreign policy, diplomacy and foreign relations. Currently, she is a Visiting Research Fellow at CEU Department of International Relations, where she pursues comparative research on foreign relations of the two most recent democratic governments of Myanmar. Email: khinzarhtet123@gmail.com

 

 

Dr. Thida Sann is an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations at the Yangon University of Foreign Languages, Myanmar. In 1998 she became a faculty member at the International Relations Department, University of Yangon, where she also received her PhD in 2009 and remained teaching there until 2015. She published a number of articles in Myanmar Academy of Arts and Science and University Research Journals. She was a participant of a curriculum and faculty development project in Myanmar led by CEU in 2014-16, which helped establish undergraduate Political Science specializations at two major universities in the country. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the CEU Department of International Relations. E-mail: thidarsann.799@gmail.com

  

Dr. Aye Mya Nanda is an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, Dagon University, Myanmar. She started her academic career as a tutor at Dagon University in 1998 and was promoted to Assistant Lecturer in 2006 and Lecturer in 2011 and Associate Professor in 2015. Since 1998, she has been teaching at Dagon University in Myanmar. She received a B.A. in 1995, an M.A. in 2001, and a PhD in 2007. She received Diploma at the Centre of Excellence, Korea International Studies Program at the University of Yangon. She participated in various national seminars and presented the following papers: Myanmar Entry into ASEAN (Dagon University, 2002), UNICEF’s Activities for Education Development in Myanmar (Dagon University, 2005), The impact of Global Warming in Myanmar (Dagon University, 2014). Her doctoral research focused on the “UNICEF’s Activities in Myanmar (1995-2005)”. Her dissertation focused on the successes and failures of UNICEF’s activities in Myanmar through various social, educational and public health  kprograms. She published Myanmar Entry into ASEAN and Impact of Global Warming in Myanmar in the Dagon University Research Journal. She is teaching courses on Governments and Politics of East Asia, Governments and Politics of South Asia, European Union, Introduction to International Relations and Elements of Political Institutions. She supervised numerous Masters and Masters of Research students at Dagon University. She was a fellow at the Academy for International Business Organizations (AIBO) at Beijing in China, studying China’s Concessional Loan for Developing Countries in 2016. At CEU she is hosted by the Department of International Relations where her research focuses on Myanmar’s political and economic relations with China since 2011.

E-mail: ayemyananda74@gmail.com

 

 

Dr. Htay Htay Win is an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, Dagon University, Myanmar. She received a B.A. (Hons) in International Relations in 1995, M.A. in 2000, and a PhD in 2009. Her teaching career began at Dagon University in 1997. From 2010 to 2014 she taught at Mandalay University. Now, she is teaching at Dagon University, the largest institution of undergraduate and post graduate training in Lower Myanmar. In 2005-2014 she taught Government and Politics of USA, European Union, ASEAN, Governments and Politics of Southeast Asia, Introduction to International Relations, Current Issues in International Relations. Since 2015, she is teaching International Relations in Political Thought, Elements of Political Institutions, United Nations: Peace Activities and United Nations: Human Development Activities. Her research interests include Globalization, ASEAN, Myanmar-Thailand Trade relations and Deepening ASEAN Economic Integration. She supervised numerous Master’s theses and Master of Research and Doctoral Candidates. She published “The Role of UNs and NGOs in Regional Greening Development of Upper Myanmar (Mandalay, Sagaing and Magway) 1995-2010” in the Universities’ Research Journal and “The United Nations: Peace Activities” in Dagon University Research Journal. Currently a visiting research fellow at the Department of International Relations at CEU, she studies “Myanmar Economy and Trade Sector Reforms: Opportunities and Challenges in Transitional Period 2011-2016”. E-mail: dawhtayhtaywin1980@gmail.com

  

Dr. Kyi Pyar Linn is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Law at the University of Yangon in Myanmar and a faculty participant in the University Human Rights Education in Myanmar project. She was a Fellow in the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP 2015) at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University in New York. She teaches Public International Law, Human Rights Law and Law of the Sea and her research interests include human rights law, particularly freedom of expression and personal integrity rights. She holds a PhD degree in Law from the University of Yangon. She received her LL.M. with a specialization in international law and LL.B. from East Yangon University.

E-mail: lin.skyblue.lin@gmail.com

 

Ms. Pa Pa Win is an Assistant Lecturer at the Law Department, Yadanabon University, Myanmar. She started her academic career as a tutor at Yadanabon University in 2012 and was promoted to Assistant Lecturer at the same University in 2016. In addition to teaching at Yadanabon University, she taught Myanmar Legal System at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, from January to May in 2016. She received her LLB in 2010, LLM in 2013, Master of Research in 2014, Diploma in Business Law in 2014, Diploma in English in 2015 and now is studying for a PhD at the University of Mandalay. At CEU she is hosted by the Department of Legal Studies where her research focuses on Judicial Review on Administrative Actions in Myanmar.  

E-mail: papawin.ppw1989@gmail.com

 

Thomas Bussen has an undergraduate degree in International Business, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Saint Louis University.  He also earned a Juris Doctor (JD) from Saint Louis University with a specialization in International and Comparative Law, as well as a post-graduate Certificate in Ethics and Compliance Management. Tom is an Assistant Professor at the School of Entrepreneurship and Business Administration at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. He has taught business ethics, leadership, business legislation, business law, corporate governance and dispute resolution.  He previously taught at Saint Louis University’s School of Business, and served as a guest speaker at universities throughout the Kyrgyz Republic. Tom has studied corruption in the higher educational system of the Kyrgyz Republic, cross-national judicial independence, and published a law journal article on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He is the co-author of the book, Compliance Management: A How to Guide for Lawyers, Executives and Other Professionals, and is now co-authoring Good to Great, a cross-cultural leadership book.

2018 Center for Academic Writing Fellows

 Dr. Poe Poe is the Director of National Centre for English Language and Head of Department of English at the University of Yangon. She holds a postgraduate diploma in Applied Linguistics from SEAMEO RELC, Singapore, Master’s Degree in English from University of Mandalay and a PhD from the University of Yangon. In 2014 she was a US-ASEAN Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She has been working in the field of English language teaching for nearly thirty years as a teacher, trainer, researcher, coordinator and organizer and she sees her mission in promoting the teaching and learning of English in Myanmar at all levels. Currently she teaches and supervises Master’s and doctoral degree students of the Department of English at the University of Yangon. She has organized and conducted a number of training programs, workshops, seminars and conferences to enhance the capacity of Myanmar English teachers in collaboration with local, regional and international ELT organizations. She is involved in designing curricula and syllabi of English language and literature courses and development of teaching materials for both basic and tertiary education. She has conducted numerous research projects and presented papers at ELT conferences including the annual ELT conferences organized by the British Council in Myanmar. Her interests lie in the fields of English language teaching methodology, use of modern technology in language teaching, and professional development. E-mail: poepoe1966@gmail.com

 Dr. Thanda Soe is a professor of the Department of English at the University of Mandalay, Myanmar. She has been involved in English language teaching for over 30 years, working as a teacher, teacher trainer and supervisor, in a range of ELT contexts in Myanmar. She earned a master’s degree (MA, Linguistics and Literature) from Mandalay University in 1990 and a doctorate in Applied Linguistics from Yangon University in 2007. Her teaching and research activities at Mandalay University focus on applied linguistics, with particular attention to Language Teacher Cognition, Discourse Analysis and Academic Writing. She was a Research Fellow at CEU in 2014, attended a CEU Summer University course on Student-Centered Learning in 2017, and was a Fellow at the Bard College (USA) Language and Thinking Program. Her research and development work currently focuses on Contemporary Trends and Challenges of English Language Teaching in Myanmar and Academic Writing in Social Sciences. E-mail: thandarsoemg@gmail.com 

 

Dr. Tin Moe Yi is a lecturer at the Department of English at the University of Mandalay, Myanmar. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. degree in English from Mandalay University. Her doctoral dissertation topic is Gender Representation in Myanmar Short Stories, for which she received a PhD degree from Mae Fah Luang Unversity in Thailand in 2016. Currently she teaches Literature and Translation and Interpretation to undergraduate students, Research Methodology and Error Analysis to postgraduate students of English at Mandalay University. She has been teaching English language to non-native speakers, specializing in English majors for about 16 years in Myanmar and supervised numerous Masters’ students in their research and thesis writing. Her research interests lie on the intersection of sociolinguistics and gender, she published two articles on gender-related subjects in international journals. E-mail: tinmoeyi73@gmail.com

 

 Ms. Mya Mya is a Lecturer at the National Centre for English Language. She has been working as a university teacher for 22 years. She has been responsible for teaching ESL Methodology to postgraduate students, teacher training in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as teaching research writing to undergraduate students. She has been responsible for supervising term papers and Master’s theses. She received her BA (Hons) degree in English in 1994 from Yangon University, Diploma in English Language Teaching in 1996 and a Master's degree in English in 2000. She also attended the English Teaching Methodology and Techniques course at the Myanmar-Singapore Training Centre, Certificate of Proficiency in English Level II course in Myanmar-India Centre for English, Cascade Training on the Enhancement of AUN-QA System Implementation in Myanmar Universities, TF-RELC English Language Training Program for Teacher Leaders in Myanmar at the RELC, Singapore and an online AE E-Teacher course, Teaching English to Teens, offered by University of Maryland Baltimore County. As part of a group project, she has written on Designing an ESP Course for Air Hostesses in Myanmar.  Her professional interests lie is teaching Methodology, course-book evaluation and development of teachers’ professional skills. Her current research paper involves the evaluation of English for Business courses offered in BA (EPP) program in Myanmar. E-mail: d.myamya@gmail.com

 

Ms. Thida Soe has been working as an English Language teacher for the Ministry of Education, Myanmar and teaching English as a foreign language to university students for nearly 21 years. Currently a lecturer at the National Centre for English Language, Myanmar, she is responsible for giving lectures, doing translation work and supervising M.A. candidates (English specialization) in writing their theses. Over the past five years, she served as an instructor in English Language Courses for Higher Education Teachers of non-English specializations and also in the Up-skilling Programme for Freshly Appointed Tutors of English. She earned an M.A degree from the University of Yangon and a Diploma in English Language Teaching from the same university. Her area of professional interests is teaching literature and academic writing. She is involved in developing literature curriculum for B.A. (Honours) in English and actively contributes to extracurricular activities for developing English language skills of students, together with teachers from AVI (Australian Volunteers International). She is attending a first-year Ph.D. course at the University of Yangon and plans to write her doctoral thesis on feminist writing and feminist stylistics. E-mail: thidasoe6782@gmail.com

 

 2017 Myanmar Librarian Fellows 

Ms. Hla Hla Win is a Head Librarian at the University of Mandalay Library in Myanmar. She started her career as an Assistant Librarian at Meiktila University in 1987 and was promoted to become a Head Librarian at the University of Mandalay in 2012. She got her first degree, B. A. in Myanmar in 1986, Postgraduate Diploma in Library Science in 1993, and an M.A. in Library and Information Studies in 2016. She has done research on collection development of Ludu Library (2004-2015) – an outstanding repository established by a Burmese journalist, publisher, chronicler, folklorist and social reformer in Mandalay. She helps the school libraries, community libraries and other organizations in promoting their important work. She has travelled widely to learn about library organization and management.  In 2015, she attended the EIFL General Assembly at Riga, Latvia, and a study of on Library Consortium development in Vilnius, Lithuania. In May 2016 she attended a library training program at Chiang Mai University in Thailand, and in July 2016, EIFL Professional Study Tour Program at Hong Kong University Library. Currently, she is a Visiting Library Fellow hosted by the CEU Library. E-mail: hlahlawin@mu.edu.mm

 

Dr. Hlaing Hlaing Gyi is a Head Librarian at the University of Yangon Library. She studied and obtained a B. Sc. in Botany in 1987 and a M.Sc degree from the University of Yangon in 1996. She later studied for the Diploma in Library and Information Studies and a Master’s in Library and Information Studies, which she obtained in 2001, followed by a Master’s of Research in 2002 and a Ph.D degree in Library and Information Studies in 2014. She has been working at the University of Yangon Library since 1996. Over the past five years, she has been part of library study visits and training programs at Oxford University and Manchester University in the United Kingdom, Rutgers University, Northern Illinois University in the United States, Hong Kong University, and in Riga, Latvia. She is leading a project of the Electronic Information for Libraries (eLibrary Myanmar) at the University of Yangon. She is also actively involved in the initiation of the University of Yangon Repository as part of the Myanmar Open Access program. She helps the monastery libraries and other organization in promoting their library processing. Her research focused on developing a database of writings of two eminent Myanmar scholars, Dr. Htin Aung and Dr. Yi Yi, and on analyzing Science and Technology reference materials for an academic library in Myanmar. Her current research focuses on the Digitization and Conservation of Myanmar Old Palm-leaf Manuscripts held at the University of Yangon Library. She is a Visiting Library Fellow hosted by the CEU Library.

E-mail: hlaingyu2010@gmail.com

 

 

Ms. Khin La Pyayt Win is an Assistant Librarian at the Universities’ Central Library in Yangon, Myanmar. She obtained a B.A. in 2001 and an M.A. in 2006. She got Training Certificates in Library Digitization (2016), on Mobile Information Literacy (2016), Information Literacy and Subject Librarianship Workshop (2016). Her career began at the Universities’ Central Library (UCL) in the Myanmar Books Unit in 1999, Circulation Unit (2000-2002), Palm-leaf Manuscript Unit (2002), Periodicals Unit (2002-2004) and eLibrary & digitization Unit (2004 – to date). She has been assisting the course of Post Graduate Diploma in Library Management in the National Library and helps monastic libraries and other library and cultural organizations in managing, developing and promoting their library collections. She is a Visiting Library Fellow hosted by the CEU Library.

E-mail: lapyayt2010@gmail.com

Ms. Myat Sann Nyein has chosen a career of a librarian in 1985 because she believes in the power of information to improve and transform the lives of fellow citizens. The recent changes in Myanmar open up new possibilities. Myat Sann works as Local Coordinator of eLibrary Myanmar Project, managed by EIfL (Electronic Information for Libraries) at four universities in Myanmar: University of Yangon, East Yangon University, West Yangon University and Yangon University of Economics. She was a Library Director at the American Center (formerly USIS) at the US Embassy Yangon from 1995 to 2014. Before joining the American Center, she worked at Yangon University of Economics as Assistant Librarian from 1985 to 1995. She develops and delivers workshops, trainings and lecture programs to diverse groups including public librarians, academic librarians, community librarians, and political party members. She is an Executive Committee member of Myanmar Library Association and its Vice President since 2014. Her article “Transforming Academic Libraries” was published in Insight magazine http://insights.uksg.org/article/10.1629/uksg.319/ and was featured at the UKSG Conference in Bournemouth, UK (2016). Myat Sann also works with the Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation as a Project Manager for Beyond Access Myanmar Project established by IREX. She also shared her experiences in a presentation “Why it’s Crucial to Leverage Libraries for Access to Information in Myanmar” at New York Public Library http://beyondaccess.net/2015/10/08/libraries-information-access-myanmar/ at a panel on Access to Information and Sustainable Development goals organized by IREX and Beyond Access, in partnership with IFLA and New York Public Library. She wrote articles related to Library development in Myanmar and published in the government newspapers.

E-mail: myatsann.nyein@gmail.com

 

Ms. Tin Win Yee began her carrier as an Assistant to Chief Librarian and has 30 years of professional experience at the Institute of Education Library (1983-1993) and Universities’ Central Library (UCL, 1993-2013). Since her retirement in July 2013, she works for EIfL (Electronic Information for Libraries) eLibrary Myanmar Project as a Local Coordinator for Dagon University. She got a B.A. in Law and an LLB degree from the University of Yangon in 1976 and 1977 respectively. She aspired to be a librarian since she was a student and worked towards a Diploma of Library and Information Studies in 1982, a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies in 2001 and Master’s of Research in 2002 at the University of Yangon. She supervised the cataloguing, circulation and user service, serial publications, book exchange and gift program, theses collections, and lead the UCL team in the eLibrary transition. She has published a study on “Transition to eLibrary in UCL and other academic libraries in Myanmar”. She publishes in the fields of digital resources and preservation and conservation of Myanmar manuscripts. She is also an author of short stories. She volunteers to assist the development of libraries in Buddhist universities and monasteries. She has been teaching postgraduate diploma courses at the University of Yangon and Myanmar National Library, and is a member of the Board of Studies at the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University of Yangon. She has traveled extensively for library study visits, seminars, workshops and training programs at the University of New South Wales, University of Western Sidney, US university libraries, Hong Kong University, National Library and academic libraries in Thailand. Currently she studies the Copyright Law and is a group leader of Legal Affairs Committee of the Myanmar Library Association. Email: twyee54@gmail.com

Mr. Aung Kyaw Soe is an information professional specialized in Library and Information Science. Currently working for EIfL as a local Coordinator for Mandalay, he plays a leading role in setting up electronic resource centers at the University of Mandalay and Yadanabon University to provide 21st Century database platforms to Faculty members and students to support their teaching and learning. He also teaches Engineering and Business students at Chindwin College in Mandalay and works as an education consultant. He received his Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from Louisiana State University, USA, in 2010, Masters of Information and Library Science (MSc. ILS) focused on research from Robert Gordon University (UK) in 2007, and a Master’s of Arts (English Specialization) from the University of Mandalay in 1999. He previously worked as the Head Librarian in the Mandalay branch of British Council Burma, where he led a new branch set-up to serve the English learning community in Mandalay – the city of one million in Central Myanmar, creating better information and learning opportunities there. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2009 and a Digital Librarian Fellowship in 2007. E-mail: asoe2020@gmail.com

 

 

 

Fellows 2016-17

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Carol Upadhya, a social anthropologist, is Professor in the School of Social Sciences, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru, India. She has researched and published extensively on diverse social processes in contemporary India, including social and spatial mobilities, capitalist development and class formation, the 'new' middle class, transnational migration and the formation of regional diaspora, the urbanization of rural landscapes, and the globalization of cities. Prof. Upadhya co-directed the Provincial Globalization research program (a collaboration between NIAS and the University of Amsterdam) and anchored the Urban Research and Policy Program at NIAS. Previously she taught sociology at SNDT Women's University in Mumbai. Prof. Upadhya is co-editor (with A.R. Vasavi) of In an Outpost of the Global Economy: Work and Workers in India's Information Technology Industry (Routledge India, 2008), and author of Reengineering India: Work, Capital, and Class in an Offshore Economy (Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2016). She is currently studying the planning and development of a new 'world city', Amaravati, in Andhra Pradesh, India, and ongoing urban and social transformations in India's 'IT capital' of Bangalore.
[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]] Dr. Ihab Amro is an Assistant Professor of private law, a practicing lawyer and a chartered arbitrator. He holds PhD from the Athens Law School in Greece awarded in 2011. He has published several books in both Arabic and English, and articles in numerous well-known international law journals, including The Hague Yearbook of International Law, the Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration, and the Arbitration Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is fluent in English, Greek, German, and French. Currently he is working on a post-doctoral research on online mediation at the Central European University.

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]] Dr. Keerty Nakray has a wide-range of dynamic research interests which arise from her interdisciplinary training in social sciences. She is currently Associate Professor at Jindal Global Law School in NCR Delhi, India and Visiting Fellow at the Feinstein International Center, Tufts University. Her recent co-edited book with Margaret Alston and Kerri Whittenbury is titled "Social Science Research Ethics for a Globalizing World: Inter-disciplinary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives" (Routledge, New York) which examines the ethical dilemmas in studying sensitive topics such as gender based violence, child abuse, studying combatants and climate change. Dr Nakray's previous work includes another edited book "Gender Based Violence and Public Health: International Perspectives on Budgets and Policies" published by (Routledge, London) which encapsulated some of the latest debates on the theoretical and empirical advances in the understanding of gender based violence as a public health issue in developing economies. She has published in leading social policy journals on gender budgets, child sensitive budgets and comparative social policy. She maintains a keen interest in research ethics and establishing linkages between academic research and policy. Dr. Nakray holds a PhD in Sociology and Social Policy from Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland. She was the Book Reviews Editor of Journal of South Asian Development (2013-2016) and she also serves on the editorial board of Journal of Gender Studies (UK) and has been appointed on the International Advisory Board of Social Policy and Society.
[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]] Dr. R. Krishnaswamy is Assistant Professor at O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat, India. He has a Ph.D in Philosophy from Delhi University. His thesis focused mainly on the notion of space and time in Kant and Heidegger. Currently he is working on the ontological status of subjectivity in both Husserl and Wittgenstein. He is also interested in the philosophy of language and its interface with consciousness. Some part of his research also falls within political philosophy where he deals with concepts like justice, nationality and modernity.
 
[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]] Dr. Shubhda Arora is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the department of Media and Communication at FLAME University, Pune (India), where she teaches courses in culture and communication, world cinema and contemporary society, communication theory, development communication, among others. In the last two years at the University, she has chaired the graduation dissertation committee and guided many student research projects in the area of cyberculture and digital humanities. Before joining FLAME, Shubhda was a doctoral fellow at Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA, India) and specialized in the area of disaster studies. Her doctoral thesis entitled 'I lived through a disaster: Remembering the experiences of relief and rehabilitation of the 2010 Leh flash floods' focused on lived experiences of those affected by natural disaster and memories evoked in the wake of such post disaster events. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Chile and has been associated with their disaster research department CIVDES (Centro de Investigacion Vulnerabilidades y Desastres Socionaturales). Shubhda has been a part of an international multi-partner project on family planning and contraception headed by the University of Texas, El Paso and funded by the Population Foundation of India. Apart from this, she has actively researched and contributed papers in the area of persuasive communication, new media audiences and disaster communication.
[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]] Dr. Win Kyaw is Assistant Lecturer of International Relations at Dagon University, Myanmar. He received his B.A (Honors) in 2002, M.A in 2005, and PhD in 2010 in International Relations from Yangon University. In 2005 he started his academic carrier at the International Relations Department at Dagon University. He teaches Introduction to International Relations II and European Union to undergraduate classes. His current research interests are international political economy and international security. As a visiting research fellow at the Department of International Relations at CEU, he explores the topic "The rebalancing strategy of the Obama administration: Engaging or Hedging. E-mail: mr.winkyaw.kyaw9@gmail.com
[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]] Dr. Rosario Aguilar is Associate Professor in Political Science at the Center for Teaching and Learning in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico City. She received her Ph.D. from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at UCSD. Her research is in political behavior, public opinion, and political psychology. She is interested in researching the effect of individuals’ attributes and characteristics in their political attitudes and behavior from a comparative perspective. Her research also looks at survey methodology focusing on how to improve the accuracy of electoral polls, attitude measurement, among other aspects. She relies in experimental and survey methods to develop her research. She is the Mexico National Representative at the World Association of Public Opinion Research (WAPOR), as well as the Co-PI of the National Election Study in Mexico that is part of the Comparative Studies of Electoral Systems (CSES).  Her research has been published in Comparative Political StudiesElectoral StudiesLatin American Research Review, among other journals. She is member of the National System of Researchers in Mexico.

Fellows 2015/16

Winter and Spring Terms 2016

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Abdo Ali Abdullah is research scholar and writer in the field of politics, human rights, history, Middle Eastern studies and Media. He received a BA degree in Media from the University of Baghdad, Iraq, in 1999 and an MA degree in Political and International Studies from Al-Mustanseriah University, Iraq, in 2004. He received his PhD in Mass Communication and Journalism from the University of Mysore, India, in 2009. He is currently working as a Chairperson of the Department of Political Studies and Research in the Yemen Center for Studies and Research in Sana'a, Yemen, where he has been appointed as senior research scholar in 2009. He is very interested in conducting research in Middle Eastern studies, with special focus on Yemen. His main research interest is in the field of history, political conflict, ideological conflict between Islamic groups, human rights, genocide and war crimes, crimes against humanity, peace and development and other issues of the Middle East. He has teaching experience. He was Lecturer at the University of Modern Sciences in Yemen for three years between 2009 and 2011 and Lecturer at the University of Future in Yemen for two years between 2010 and 2011.

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Valentina Azarova is Research Fellow at the Birzeit University, Institute of Law, where she taught on the MA in Democracy and Human Rights, and presently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Legal Studies Department, Central European University (April – June).  As of September 2016, she will be a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Global Public Law, Koç University, Istanbul. Valentina co-founded, directed and taught on the human rights and international law program at Al-Quds Bard College, Al-Quds University (2009-2013). Her research concerns the links between international and domestic law, the operation of the doctrine of non-recognition in domestic law, and the occurrence and effects of situations of illegal territoriality (the topic of her doctoral work at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway). She has published on Palestine and international law, international humanitarian law and human rights law issues, has extensive experience working with and advising inter-governmental, and international and local non-governmental organizations on the law and the strategic approaches to its operationalization. 

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Gholamreza Jafari is faculty member at the Physics and Cognitive Science Department of Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. He earned a Ph.D. in Physics from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran,  Iran in 2005. His research focuses in general on the field of complex systems. Currently he is researching on the following topics: complex network dynamics and collective behavior and their application in social and economic problems and cognitive science; data analysis, criticality, coupled systems analysis, fractional calculus.

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Dr. Jose Pablo Prado Cordova is a tenured lecturer at Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala, where he teaches social sciences and rural development to first year students at the Faculty of Agronomy. His research interest is in political ecology as such an overarching approach to environmental problems gives him the chance to navigate between both social and biophysical sciences. He is also very interested in exploring the human condition and, above all, how people came to be what they are as citizens, nature appropriators, subjects and free thinkers. At this point of his career he decided to devote a significant amount of time to write down his ideas about these topics and delve into the particulars of environmental ethics in the process. Earlier he has spent a great deal of time as a volunteer with the YMCA of Guatemala.

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Vo Van Dut is lecturer and researcher at the Department of International Business, the College of Economics, Can Tho University, Vietnam, where he obtained his bachelor degree. Vo Van Dut has been awarded the PhD title in 2014 from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He received master degree (MSc) in International Economics and Business in 2007 and the master by research degree (Mphil) of International Business in 2009 at the same university. His PhD project focused on subsidiary decision-making autonomy in multinational enterprises. His research interests are in the field of international business, SMEs and cooperate governance. His current works have been published in peer-reviewed journals like International Business Review, Asian Academy of Management Journal, Problems and Perspectives in Management. Vo Van Dut has also visited several times the Halle Institute for Economic Research during his PhD project. His current interest stems from his ambition to understand how cultural distance affects MNE subsidiary's access to local complementary assets and how subsidiary's forward and backward linkages impact its innovation.

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Sok Serey is a full-time lecturer at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. In 2014 he was Visiting Scholar at the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA. He earned his PhD from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2013 and has an MSc from the Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand) obtained in 2005. Since 1999 Serey has worked with various national and international organizations, including Women Development Association (Cambodia), UN Refugee Agency, UN-ESCAP Building (Bangkok) and National AIDS Authority under UNIADS Project (Cambodia). In the recent years Serey was actively involved in several qualitative and quantitative research projects and provided technical advice for national and international NGOs. His research has been funded by OXFAM Hong Kong, UNESCO/Japan Keizo Obuchi Fellowship, Henry Luce Foundation’s Asia Responsive Grant Program, Swedish Government, Hong Kong Baptist University, Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), M-Power Research Fellowship, Hong Kong Energy Studies Centre, Royal Geographical Society (Hong Kong), Mekong Institute and ProVention Consortium. His academic papers have been published in international peer-reviewed journals including the International Journal of Water Resources Development, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, Forum for Development Studies, Journal of Asian Public Policy, Journal or Development and Migration, Advances in Global Change Research, Journal of AIDS and HIV Research, Nova Science Publishers, SEPHIS e-magazine and  LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG Dudweiler. Moreover, he has been invited by international journals as peer-reviewer, including: Geoforum, Asian Politics & Policy, Agricultural Science Research Journal, International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (IJESD), and Journal of Agricultural Science.

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Suleiman is assistant professor at the Department of Philosophy, Section of Medieval Studies, Faculty of Arts at the University of Beni Suef, Egypt. Interested mainly in medieval Christian philosophy and theology, he wrote his master degree thesis on the philosophy of law and politics of Marsillius of Padua under the supervision of professors Ismat Nassar, Christian van Nispen and Jean Pierre Courtess. The title of his PhD dissertation was “The theology of Saint Anselm of Canterbury” and he wrote it under the supervision of professors Ismat Nassar, Catarina Bello, Joseph D'Amecourt and Ermis Segatti. His field of interests and scientific research focus is on the study of the Bible, patristic theology and interreligious dialogue. He is also teaching history of religions, metaphysics and philosophy of religion. He speaks modern standard Arabic, Egyptian Arabic, English, French and Modern Greek. He has a good knowledge of Hebrew, ancient Greek and Latin. He participated in many international conferences focusing on the common understanding and mutual values between Christianity and Islam. He works now on the hermeneutics of the translation of the New Testament from byzantine Greek into modern standard Arabic. He is totally engaged in studying the phenomenology of religions and their interpretations among people, giving more importance to religion as natural source for love and peace.

Spring Term

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Grace Bosibori Nyamongo is Research Associate/Lecturer at the African Women's Studies Centre at the University of Nairobi. She was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to pursue PhD studies and in 2009 received her PhD in Women's Studies from York University. In November - December 2009 she was GEXCel Scholar at Linkoping University in Sweden. In 2009 - 2010 she was Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA. In 2011 - 2012 she was lecturer at Kenyatta University. She has and continues to supervise several postgraduate students' research projects and theses. She has published various articles in the areas of gender, politics and African sexuality. Her research interests include women and work, violence against women and girls and other vulnerable groups, gender issues, and African sexuality. She has also worked as an independent consultant for the African Development Bank (AFBD) on Higher Education Science and Technology (HEST) – Gender and Labour market dynamics in Uganda. In the area of transformative advocacy she is actively engaged in the sensitization of rural people, and mentoring the youth on issues including poverty eradication strategies, HIV/AIDS, education, FGM and conflict resolution among others. Dr. Grace Bosibori Nyamongo is hosted by the CEU Department of Gender Studies.

 Fall and Winter Terms 2015-16

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Ernest Ngeh Tingum is a Cameroonian and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Dar es Salaam. Professionally, he is an economist and researcher who has been working with various national and international organizations, to mention a few: University of Dschang (Cameroon), National Polytechnic Cameroon, University of Dar es Salaam, The Open University of Tanzania and WageIndicator Foundation in Holland. As an Economist and Lead Specialist with WageIndicator Foundation based Amsterdam (since August 2011) he has been involved in a number of activities which include data collection in East and West African Countries, research and analysis as well as a vast experience on the issues of collective bargaining in the African labor market. He has been a member of the “Tobacco Control Analysis and Intervention Evaluation in China and Tanzania” in the Department of Economics since 2013. He is board member of the national NGO Sustainable Holistic Initiatives Organization (SHIO) based in Morogoro, Tanzania. Currently he is a visiting research fellow at the School of Public Policy at the Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary. His current research interest is on gender issues, job satisfaction and collective bargaining in the African labor market. 

Myanmar Fellows

2016-17 Faculty Development Fellows
 
[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]] Dr. Cathy Tun is Assistant Lecturer of Anthropology at the University of Yangon, Myanmar. She holds a B.A. (Q) (2001), an M.A. (2005), a M.Res. (2007) and a Ph.D (2013) degrees. Her teaching career began at the University of Dagon in 2005. For 11 years she has been teaching Archaeological Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Social Anthropology and Culture and Personality at the University of Dagon, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Economic Anthropology, Applied Anthropology at the University of Mandalay, Religious Belief at the University of Yangon and Anthropology of Tourism at the National Management College. She has been conducting research on the Decreasing Number of Sap Tappers in Shwe Hlaing and Chaung Shey Villages Naung U Township, Mandalay Region. Her current research explores the correlation between livelihood and cultural heritage: A Case Study of Livelihood of Bamboo Hat Makers Living in Daunk-gyi-bet Village, Ngathainggyaung Sub-township, Yaykyi Township, Ayeyarwaddy Region. At CEU Cathy Tun is hosted by the CEU Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology. Email: cathytun65@gmail.com
[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]] Dr. San San Khine is Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, Dagon University, Myanmar. Before joining Dagon University, she had worked at the University of Yangon for 17 years. She received a B.A (Honors) in International Relations (1993), an M.A (IR) with Distinction (2000), a Master of Research (2001), and a PhD (2007), Diploma in Tourism Studies and Management (2006), and a Post-graduate Diploma in Global English (2010) from the University of Yangon. Her research interests include democratization, peace and security, current issues in international relations, contemporary foreign policy and foreign relations, and comparative politics and governments. She was a fellow at Bard College, New York, United States, studying US Foreign Policy in 2014, and at the Australian National University, studying Demographic and Social Research Methods in 2015. She is teaching Governments and Politics of South Asia, East Asia, Contemporary US Foreign Policy, and Post-Cold War International Relations. She supervised numerous Masters and Doctoral candidates, as well as Masters' theses at the National Defense College. She published Myanmar-Thai Cooperation in Migrant Workers Issues in the Journal of the Myanmar Academy of Arts and Science, China's Strategies towards Southeast Asia in the Yangon University Research Journal, and Myanmar's Cooperation in BIMSTEC in the Asia Research Center Journal. Currently, as a visiting research fellow at the Department of International Relations at CEU, she studies the peace process in Myanmar under the President U Thein Sein. Email: sansankhine33@gmail.com
[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]] Dr. San San Tin is Assistant Lecturer at the University of Mandalay in Myanmar. She received her BA (Honors) in 2004 and MA in 2006 at Monywa University. Her first academic appointment was also at Monywa University in 2005. She teaches Introduction to International Relations for first year students. She received a PhD degree in 2005 and transferred to the University of Mandalay in 2008. Her current research focuses on the US's Changing Policy towards Myanmar under the Obama Administration. At CEU San San Tin is hosted by the Department of International Relations. She will study systematic research methods in international relations and foreign policy and levels of analysis in foreign policy. Email: sansantin.sb@gmail.com
[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]] Dr. Su Yin Htun is Assistant Lecturer at the Law Department, Mandalay University, Myanmar. She started her academic career as a tutor at Meiktila University in 2005 and was promoted to Assistant Lecturer at Taunggyi University. Since 2015 she has been teaching at the University of Mandalay. She received her LLB in 2004, LLM in 2006 and a PhD in 2016. She participated in various national and international seminars and presented the following papers: Bilateral Cooperation on Anti-Trafficking in Persons Between the Kingdom of Thailand and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Taunggyi University, 2014); Social Protection, Health Protection of Mine Workers in Myanmar (Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Cambodia, 2015); Legal Protection of Internally Displaced Persons in Myanmar (Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Lund, Sweden, 2015). Her doctoral research focused on the legal regulation of foreign direct investment in Myanmar's mining sector and her dissertation discusses the weaknesses of Myanmar's national laws, violation of human rights including the indigenous persons' rights, child rights and women's rights, poor implementation of international standards and environmental degradation in the context of mining business. At CEU she is hosted by the Department of Legal Studies where her study focuses on business law and investment relations between China and Myanmar. Email: sweetyhtun79@googlemail.com
[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]] Dr. Thi Thi Lwin is Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, Monywa University, Myanmar. She holds a PhD degree from 2011 for her research on disaster relief efforts in Southeast Asia. Her teaching career began at Myitkyina University in 1998. From 2002 to 2010 she taught at Yadanabon University, the largest undergraduate institution in Mandalay. In 2011-15 she taught Diplomacy and Governments and Politics of Southeast Asia at Mandalay University. Since September 2015 she has been based at Monywa University where she teaches Post World War II International Relations to second year IR students. Her research focuses on human security, human rights and humanitarian intervention. Regarding humanitarian intervention, her ongoing research focuses on how ASEAN countries localize and adopt the R2P norm in cases of genocide, organized crimes, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing and natural disasters. She is a visiting research fellow at the CEU Department of International Relations. Email: thithilwin700@gmail.com
[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]] Dr. Thin Thin Kyi is Lecturer at the International Relations Department, University of Mandalay, Myanmar. She received her BA in 1996, an MA in 2001 and a PhD in 2008, all from the International Relations Department at the University of Mandalay. Additionally, she holds Diplomas in Business Law (2005) and in English (2007). She has been a member of the teaching staff since 2002, her responsibilities include teaching, research and student supervision. Here area of interest is political economy. Her PhD dissertation focused on Financial Development in Myanmar in 1998-2004. In 2009 her article "UN in Peacekeeping activities in the Middle East" was published in the Monywa University Research Journal. Her other research projects include US Policy towards Myanmar under Democratic Transition and Foreign Direct Investment in Myanmar. She presented on the latter at an international conference at Chaing Mai University in Thailand in 2015. At CEU she is hosted by the Department of International Relations where she develops research on Economic Liberalization in Myanmar. She will also focus on developing academic writing skills and join the curriculum development training to contribute best to her home department and to higher education reform in Myanmar. Email: moniquekyi@gmail.com
[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]] Dr. Yin Yin Kyi is Lecturer at the Department of International Relations, University of Yangon, Myanmar. She received her first degree BA (Honors) in International Relations in 1998, an MA in 2001 and a PhD in 2009. Her teaching career began at East Yangon University in 2002. Currently at the University of Yangon, she teaches an MA course on European Union: Development and Issues, an undergraduate courses Elements of Political Institutions and Introduction to International Relations. Her current research focuses on Myanmar-India relations and the economic cooperation between the two countries in particular. At CEU Dr. Yin Yin Kyi is hosted by the Departments of Political Science and International Relations. Email: dryinyinkyi2009.ygn@gmail.com
[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]] Dr. Khin Thidar is Professor at the Department of History, University of Mandalay, Myanmar. She obtained B.A (Hons) (1993), MA (1997) and PhD (2003) from University of Yangon. Her teaching career began at Mawlamyine University in 1995. Her teaching subjects are Myanmar Art and Architecture, Myanmar Historiography, Myanmar Historical Documents, Contemporary History of Southeast Asia and History of Science and Technology. She had done several research works on history of Buddhism in Myanmar and art history of Myanmar especially in Buddhist art. Her twenty research papers have been published in Research Journals such as Journal of the Myanmar Academy of Arts & ScienceMyanmar Historical Research Journal, Journals of Department of SEAsian Studies, University of Malaya and Suvannabhumi, Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, Pusan University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea. She has supervised MA and PhD Theses at Yangon and Magway Universities. She won Prime Minister’s Honourable Award (2003), the Best Paper Awards in History and Arts (2006, 2013, 2014) and Outstanding Woman of the Year of Myeik Region (2006).  She participated in International Conferences which were held in Thailand, Korea, Japan and China. Her current research focuses on reconsidering King Badon’s exertions on Buddhism in Myanmar in the late 18th and early 19th century. She is hosted by the CEU Department of History.  Email: khinthidar255@gmail.com

Winter Term 2016

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Khin Khin Oo, an Associate Professor at the Department of Law, University of Yangon (Myanmar), received her LLB (1993), LLM (1997), and PhD in Law (2005) degrees from University of Yangon. Her teaching career started at Dagon University’s Law Department and subsequently taught at a number of Myanmar universities’ law departments under the cadre transfer system of the Ministry of Education. Her area of specialization is civil law - studying and teaching criminal law, civil law, family law and constitutional law. Her teaching subjects are Criminal and Civil Law and procedures, Law of Evidence, Law of Insurance, Law of Business Organizations and different branches of commercial law at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and Diploma level.  She was one of the leaders of a research group for drafting National Education Law and core member of drafting Committee for Small and Medium Enterprises Development Law and Myanmar Industrial Zone Law. She published on issues of Myanmar Customary Law, especially on children’s rights and matrimonial rights, and on Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar in academic journals in Myanmar. In 2014, Dr. Khin Khin Oo won an award for the best paper in Law at the Myanmar Academy of Arts and Science, the most honored academic research institution in Myanmar. The field of her current research is constitutional adjudication systems of different countries and different legal systems, where she aims to produce recommendations on modernizing Myanmar’s constitutional review legislation. She was a research student at the International Institute for the Rights of the Child (Sion, Switzerland, 2004), a visiting research fellow at National University of Singapore (2014), and an ISEF fellow at Seoul National University (2014). She is hosted by the CEU Department of Legal Studies. E-mail: khinoo69@gmail.com

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Mo Mo Thant is a Professor and Head of History Department at the Yangon University of Distance Education (Myanmar). She attained her BA (1984) and MA (1990) degrees from Mandalay University and a PhD at the University of Yangon (2002).  She is a member of the Governing Board of SEAMEO CHAT: Regional Centre for History and Tradition. Her research area is Social history, in particular religion in Myanmar, with a special interest in women and religion. She has nine publications in the research journals of the Myanmar Academy of Arts and Science, Yangon University of Distance Education and SEAMEO Regional Centre for History and Tradition and five international publications including at the University of Passau, Germany, at the Centre for Bharat studies in Mahidol University in Thailand and at the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies in Korea. She has authored textbooks and references for secondary schools, as well as texts and study guides for the distance education students on Myanmar Social History and History of the United States. She frequently presents on different history topics on the dedicated education channel of MRTV. She has supervised MA and PhD dissertations and served as an external examiner at Yangon and Mandalay Universities and the National Defence College in Nay Pyi Taw. She was a DAAD Visiting Research Fellow at the Comparative Religion Department at Bonn University, Germany. Dr. Mo Mo Thant is hosted by the CEU Department of Gender Studies. E-mail: prof.momothant@gmail.com

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Nyein Nyein San Ei is an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations at Yadanabon University, Myanmar, until recently she taught at Mandalay University. She received a BA (Honors) Degree in International Relations in 1994, an MA Degree in 1998 and a PhD Degree in 2007 – all from Mandalay University in central Myanmar. She took further qualifications in English from the Mandalay University of Foreign Languages in 2005. While at Mandalay University, she taught Political Institutions, Post-World War II IR, Political Culture, Political Executives and Leadership, Global Governance, Global Environmental Issues, Regional Integration, International Organization and the UN and Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention. She has supervised PhD candidates in the fields of comparative studies of EU and ASEAN, security, Myanmar- Bangladesh Relations and comparative study of Myanmar and Vietnam. Her PhD research focused on the issues of maritime security in Southeast Asia (1967-2004). Her special interest is in the field of security and strategy, particularly maritime security. Her research at CEU explores the issues of maritime piracy in Southeast Asia in the context of international cooperation. Dr Nyein Nyein San Ei is hosted by the CEU Department of International Relations and European Studies where, in addition to her research, she plans to develop a new course on Non-Conventional Security Issues in International Relations for her home Department of International Relations at Yadanabon University. E-mail: nyeinnyeinsanei@gmail.com

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Ohn Mar Khin is an Associate Professor at the Department of Law, University of Yangon, Myanmar. She received an LLB in 1993, an LLM (International Law) in 1997, and a PhD (Law of Insurance) in 2005 from the University of Yangon. Her teaching career started at the University of Yangon in 1998. She presently teaches at several programs at different institutions in Myanmar: Master's Program of Law, Diploma in Business Law, Diploma in Maritime Law and Master's in Business Law at the Department of Law, University of Yangon; Diploma in Law at Defense Services Administration School in Pyin Oo Lwin; and Master of Business Management, Diploma in Management and Administration at Yangon University of Economics. She has supervised theses of Master's students and dissertation projects of PhD candidates. She was a visiting research fellow at the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies at Seoul National University in 2008-2009 and participated in the course of Constitution Building in Africa at the Summer University at CEU in 2014. Her main fields of interest are Constitutional Law, Law of Insurance and International Law. Her current research focuses on the legislative powers in the context of comparing different Constitutions of Myanmar. Dr. Ohn Mar Khin is hosted by the CEU department of Legal Studies. E-mail: ohnmarkhin9@googlemail.com

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Saw Lin is an Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy at University of Mandalay in Myanmar. In 2003 he was awarded a Ph.D. scholarship from the Indian Council for Cultural Relation and in 2006 received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the faculty of Arts at Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. He has been teaching Philosophy in higher education for over seventeen years. His main fields of interest include logic, ethics and philosophy of religion, and he has published in Myanmar on a range of philosophical subjects including the response to euthanasia from the perspective of Buddhism and the concept of appearance and reality in Western and Eastern philosophical traditions. His current research focuses on freedom and determinism in the context of Buddhist Philosophy. Dr. Saw Lin is hosted by the CEU Department of Philosophy. E-mail: sawlynn13579@gmail.com

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Thet Yu is a Professor and Head of the International Relations Department at the Mandalay University of Foreign Languages in upper Myanmar. She holds a B.A. (Honors, 1992), M.A. (1996) and PhD (2007) degrees. She started her academic career in 1993 at the International Relations Department at Mandalay University and has been teaching courses on Foreign Policy, Political Institutions and Traditional and Nontraditional Security Issues. She has conducted research on a variety of subjects covering Myanmar’s foreign policy, current international issues and Southeast Asian regional affairs resulting in a number of domestic publications. In 2006 she was an ASEAN Research Scholar at the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore, where she participated in the ASEAN Graduate Student Forum on Southeast Asian Studies and presented her research on ICT Policy Development in CLMV Countries. In 2013, funded by the grant of the Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship Program, she travelled to the International University of Japan to conduct postdoctoral research on ICT development in Japan and lessons for Myanmar. Her current research interests are in foreign policy and traditional and nontraditional security issues. As a visiting research fellow at the CEU Department of International Relations, she explores the enhancement of Myanmar's foreign policy engagement with the European Union. E-mail: thetmdyt@gmail.com

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Thidar Aye, an Associate Professor at the Department of English, Mandalay University (Myanmar), obtained her Ph.D. degree from the University of Yangon in 2007. In her Ph.D. dissertation she compares a variety of themes in the poetry of Emily Dickinson (USA) and Kyi Aye (Myanmar) - two women poets from two different cultural traditions. Her areas of interest include women’s literature, research methodology and translation. She has been teaching for twenty years, in the subjects of English literature, basic research methodology, and translation and interpretation studies to both undergraduate and postgraduate students at Yangon University and Mandalay University. She is an alumna of the Brunei-US English Language Enrichment Program for ASEAN (BUELEP), and of the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) program; she also completed a two-year Interpreters’ Training Course conducted by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (Japan) in 2013. Her research is on the intersection of language and gender, focusing on the novels and short stories written in English by Myanmar women writers. Dr. Thidar Aye is hosted by the CEU Department of gender Studies. E-mail: dr.thidaraye@gmail.com

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Thidar Htwe Win is a Professor and Head of the Department of Anthropology, Mandalay University in Myanmar. She obtained her B A (Honors) in 1993 and a Master’s degree in 1997 from the University of Yangon. She was selected as a fellow of Asian Youth Fellowship program sponsored by the Japan Foundation in 2001 and awarded the Monbukagakushou scholarship in 2002, which allowed her to complete a PhD degree at Hiroshima University. She has been teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level for 20 years and supervised numerous MA and PhD students in Anthropology. Her research has focused on ethnic minorities in Myanmar: she studied social organization of Lahvo group in the Kachin State, and socio-economic life of AkharWaKokantNaga and Kayan (Padaung) ethnic groups. She completed projects on Enculturation and Socialization in Japanese Society and on Objectification of Tradition in Japanese Society: An Anthropological Case Study of TakamiyaAkitakata City in Hiroshima Prefecture. Her current research explores the linkages among people, land and culture in Amarapura township (Mandalay); traditional cultures of Bamar village; livelihood of sap-tappers; she is engaged in research collaboration with Zurich University in Switzerland. Dr. Thidar Htwe Win is hosted by the CEU Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology. E-mail - thidarhtwewin@gmail.com

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Zaw Soe is a lecturer at the Department of International Relations, University of Mandalay in Myanmar. He got his first degree BA (Honors) in 1997 and MA in 2001. He received Master of Research in 2002 and PhD in 2008. His teaching career began at Mandalay University in 2002. He teaches a diploma course on political ideology and an undergraduate course on political institutions and political economy. He also teaches democratic institutions at the Leadership Training Program for the Junior Military Officers at the Defense Services Academy in Pyin Oo Lwin. His current research focuses on political institutions, democracy and democratization, and constitutionalism. At CEU Dr. Zaw Soe is hosted by the Departments of Political Science and International Relations. E-mail - zawsoeir@gmail.com

Fall Term 2015

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Thwin Pa Pa is a Professor and Head of the Department of Law at Mandalay University in central Myanmar. She holds a Doctor of Law degree in Transnational law and Policy from Tohoku University (Japan, 2006). She has over 20 years of teaching experience and was appointed the Head of Department in 2014. Her teaching and main fields of interest cover Constitutional Law, Business Law, Labor Laws and Land Laws; she received further training and presented at academic events in India, Italy and, most recently, Sweden. The research area that Thwin Pa Pa currently focuses on is Constitutional Rights and Rule of Law in Myanmar, and she is a Fellow at the CEU Department of Legal Studies.

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Myint Thu Myaing is a Professor at the Law Department, University of Yangon in Myanmar. She received her first law degree in 1985, then an LLM in 1992 and a PhD in 2005 from the University of Yangon, as well as a Diploma in Management and Administration in 2000 from the Yangon Institute of Economics. In 2003, she was also awarded an LLM in Intellectual Property Law from WIPO and Turin University in Italy. Since 1986 she has been teaching at the University of Yangon, East Yangon University and Mawlamyine University in Mon State in Southern Myanmar. She teaches full-time LLB and LLM courses, Diploma Course in Business Law for public servants and professionals, and a PhD preliminary course at the University of Yangon. She also contributes to the Diploma in Law at Defense Services Administration School in Pyin Oo Lwin in central Myanmar. Her fields of expertise and research interest are Intellectual Property Law, International Environmental Law, International Human Rights Law and Investment Laws. She has been supervising theses of Master's students and dissertation projects of PhD candidates. Her current research, bringing her as a Fellow to the CEU Legal Studies Department, focuses on settlement of intellectual property rights related laws and practices, in light of Myanmar's covenants with WTO, ASEAN and WIPO and is timely for the needs of legal reforms underway in Myanmar.

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Thida Tun is Professor of International Relations at the University of Mandalay in Myanmar. She received a BA in 1991, MA in 1997 and PhD in 2007, all from Mandalay University. Her PhD project focused on the Role of National Unity in the Constitutional Development of Myanmar (1947- 1974). Since the start of the higher education reform in Myanmar, she has been working actively in the area of quality assurance, notably in the project focused on the study and application of the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance model and its implementation in the ASEAN countries, and a current three-year project on strengthening capacity of Myanmar universities towards establishing the quality assurance system for improving the quality of higher education in the Greater Mekong Sub-region countries supported by the Asian Development Bank. In 2013, with support of the Open Society Foundations, she represented Myanmar in the Summer Institute "Higher Education Leadership for Tomorrow" at the University of Hong Kong. Thida Tun is a member of Open Access Policy Working Group and Secretary of Internal Quality Assurance Committee at Mandalay University. She currently teaches Introduction to International Relations at the BA program; PhD course in the foreign policy of Myanmar, as well as Postgraduate Diploma courses in International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Opinion and Public Administration. Her fields of research and PhD supervision are Foreign Policy Analysis, Comparative Constitutions and Public Administration. At CEU she is working to enrich her current research on the subject of Administrative Reform in Myanmar.

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Thin Thin Aye is a Professor at the Department of International Relations at Yadanabon University, a largest undergraduate university in Mandalay, Myanmar. She teaches International Relations, Political Thought, US Government and Politics, Diplomacy at the undergraduate program and new subjects of Democracy and Democratization for the Honors and Master's students. Her own Master's thesis focused on the legacy and impact of the Japanese occupation on the nationalist movements in Myanmar post-World War II; her PhD research examined the collaboration between the government of Myanmar and the UN agencies in the immunization and prevention against child diseases in 1988-2004. Her publications on the subjects of awareness raising in Myanmar's response to major diseases and development of ICTs in Myanmar were published by the Myanmar Academy of Arts and Sciences. She presented on Human Resources Development in Myanmar (1988-2010) at the Asia Pacific Human Resources Conference in Beijing; more recently on the role of civil society in Myanmar's democratization at the International Conference on Burma/Myanmar in Transition in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She comes to CEU with a strong interest in the advancement of the civil society actors and non-governmental organizations as Myanmar embraces democratic practices. She seeks to enhance her mastery of theories of civil society and research methods as a Fellow at the Departments of Political Science and International Relations.

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Lwin Lwin Mon is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Yangon (Myanmar). She holds a BA (Hons), an MA and a Doctorate in Anthropology, as well as MA and MRes degrees in Archeology. For 21 years she has been teaching and conducting research in Social and Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnology, Medical Anthropology, Research Methods, Paleontology and Anthropology of Tourism. During this time, she produced twelve international publications, twenty publications in national journals, six research entries, and conducted over twenty special training projects. In 2013 she contributed to a project on "Inclusive Local Community Development in Myanmar" initiated by the University of Yangon, Hanyang University and ReDI (Re-shaping Development Institute), supported by the Korea International Cooperation Agency. As a fellow of the Asia Leadership Fellow Program (Japan Foundation and International House of Japan), in 2013 she lectured at Hosei University in Japan focusing on Myanmar ethnic conflicts and democracy from the point of view of political and social anthropology. During 2014-2015 she contributed to UNESCO Consultation Meetings and Workshops on Bagan and Innlay bids for the World Heritage site status. Lwin Lwin Mon has a special interest in the Budapest UNESCO World Heritage programs and learning more about its historical aesthetics. Her research at CEU focuses on the challenges emerging from the changes in life-styles of migrants of Kachin ethnic groups living in Yangon.

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Moe Moe Oo is a visiting research fellow in the Department of History. She comes from Mandalay University in Myanmar, where she has been a History faculty member, currently an Associate Professor, for seventeen years. She has advised seven PhD candidates in History. A graduate of Mandalay University, with the PhD from her alma mater, she also studied and conducted postdoctoral research at Korea University in Seoul. She has published widely on cultural history, social history and socio-economic history. Her latest paper explores the socio-economic patterns of Yintaw Township (1752-1885) and was recently presented at the International Conference on Myanmar Studies at Chiang Mai University in Thailand. Her current research interest is on marriage customs of crown cultivators in the 18-19th century Burma and comparisons with the crown service groups in other monarchies of the same period. She plans to spend the three months of her visiting research fellowship at CEU developing a thorough grounding of regional historiography, theories and methods of writing, curriculum design and cultural history.

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Thinn Thinn Latt comes from Dagon University – an institution of higher education that serves some 30,000 undergraduate students in the city of Yangon in Myanmar. She holds a BA (Hons) in International Relations awarded by the University of Mandalay in 1994 and an MA degree (1998). She was awarded a PhD by the University of Yangon in 2007 for her research on Myanmar's efforts in the area of environmental conservation. She has recently been appointed an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations at Dagon University, and previously was a Lecturer at the Department of International Relations at the University of Yangon, where she taught courses on Diplomacy and Governments of Southeast Asia for Diploma students, Myanmar Foreign Relations after 1948 for distance education students, and Introduction to International Relations for undergraduate Philosophy students. Her areas of specialization are non-traditional security issues, development studies, diplomacy and foreign policy analysis. She holds a Diploma in International Studies from Chung Ang University-KOICA Program at the University of Yangon and a certificate of Social and Demographic Research Methods Training from Australia National University. Her on-going research focuses on political development in Myanmar and its impact on foreign relations; her research Fellowship at CEU's Department of International Relations will focus on the process of democratization in Myanmar and Its impact on peacemaking process.

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Dr. Tin Tin Mar is an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, University of Yangon, Myanmar. She holds a BA (Hons) in International Relations awarded by the University of Yangon in 1996, an MA degree (2000) and a Doctorate (2008). She was an International Scholar Exchange fellow funded by the Korean Foundation of Advanced Studies in 2006-2007. Her teaching career started at the University of Yangon in 1997. Currently, she teaches Myanmar Foreign Policy and Foreign Relations to Doctoral students, Post-Cold War International Relations for professional development Diploma students, Introduction to International Relations for first year undergraduate political science students. She contributes with a course on Foreign Policy and Introduction to International Relations at the Institute of Development of Public Administration of the Myanmar Ministry of Home Affairs. Her latest research–based articles "The Sunshine Policy and the Process of Korean Reunification", "The Significance of UN Conferences on Climate Change", "The Spratly Islands Dispute" were published in the Journal of the Myanmar Academy of Arts and Sciences, she also presented a paper on Myanmar and International Community: the World Bank, IMF and the United Nations at the International Symposium on Myanmar 2014: Reintegrating into International Community, held at Yunnan University, China in July 2014. Her research focuses on the Korean peninsula and the relations between Myanmar and South Korea in particular. As a Fellow at the CEU Department of International Relations, she works on the subject of political reforms in Myanmar and reopening of bilateral relations with South Korea.

Fellows 2013/14

Dr. Mi Mi Gyi, Professor and Head of the International Relations Department at Mandalay University, received her PhD degree from Mandalay University in 2006. Her dissertation research was dedicated to Myanmar politics in 1962­1988 and the rise and fall of Burma Socialist Program Party (BSPP) government. She has 20 years of university teaching experience and has been the Head of Department since 2003. Her department is one of the two in the country charged with the development of the Political Science specializations. As part of this work, she is starting research on the processes of democratization in Myanmar and problems of new democracies. Her particular interest is drawn to the issues of national reconciliation, prospects of constitutional amendments and the ongoing reform of higher education. Email: gyim@ceu.hu

Dr. Moe Ma Ma is a Professor of International Relations at the University of Yangon. She completed her undergraduate, Masters and PhD degrees at the Mandalay University, where she also defended doctoral research on Myanmar’s economic response to globalization in the field of agriculture. She has been teaching since 1995. In 2005 she was a fellow at the Asia Research Center at the National University of Singapore. Her current research focuses on the effects of globalization on Myanmar culture and role of ASEAN in the region (especially in disaster management). She is part of the core team at the University of Yangon engaged in the development of the Political Studies specialization, a new field for Myanmar, and works on developing the courses on comparative politics of South East Asia and international organizations. Email: mam@ceu.hu

Dr. Mya Mya Khin is a Professor and Head of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Yangon. She has twenty­two years of experience in Anthropological teaching and research. She completed her BA (Honors), and MA Degree in Anthropology at the University of Yangon and a PhD Degree in Cultural Anthropology at Kobe University in Japan. Her current field of research is Religious Anthropology, with focus on the Myanmar tradition of spirit mediation. As an academic expert, she contributes to the Myanmar Intangible Cultural Heritage program in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and to the joint project on Local Capacity for Inclusive Development in Myanmar, with the university partners in the Republic of Korea, and Japan. As one of the outcomes of the project, a “Myanmar­Korea Local Knowledge Center” will be established at the University of Yangon. Email: khinm@ceu.hu

Dr. Nyo Nyo is a Professor of Human Geography at Mandalay University, where she has been teaching for over 15 years. After obtaining her PhD in Geography from Bangalore University (India) in 2003, she has been a Ph.D. adviser to 15 candidates for a PhD degree at her home university. In research, she is interested in the issues of human development and women,

especially focusing on the role of professional careers in lives of women and their families. She continues to work on the issues of climate change and its multiple effects on Myanmar’s development and presented on this subjects at several international events, including at National Environmental Institute, Singapore (2008), United Nations Conference on “Sustainable Environment” at Tonji University in Shanghai, PRC (2012) and the International Conference on “Urban Issues and Challenges” at Bangalore University (2013). Email: nyon@ceu.hu

Dr. San Tun is a Professor and Head of Department of Philosophy at Dagon University in Yangon – the largest undergraduate university in Myanmar. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Economics and at the State University of Buddhist Literature and Teaching. His undergraduate and graduate training is from the University of Yangon, culminating in a PhD degree which he received in 2003. As a PhD candidate, he received Japan Foundation Fellowship award to conduct research at Kyoto University in 2002. He received the Best Research Paper in Philosophy awards from the Myanmar Academy of Arts and Sciences (2005, 2010 and 2012) and published three books of Philosophical Essays in Myanmar language. His current research is concerned with the psychological and ethical understanding of Mind and Body and he seeks to compare the approaches to these concepts developed in the Western and Buddhist philosophies. Email: tuns@ceu.hu

Dr. Thanda Soe, Professor at the English Department, Mandalay University, has been involved in English language teaching for over 25 years, working as a teacher, teacher trainer and supervisor, in a range of ELT contexts in Myanmar. She earned her doctorate in the area of applied linguistics from University of Yangon in 2007 and a master’s degree (MA, Linguistics and Literature) from Mandalay University in 1990. Her teaching and research activities at Mandalay University focus on applied linguistics, with particular attention to stylistics and discourse analysis. The area of research she currently focuses on is language teacher cognition ­ the study of what language teachers know, believe, think and do. Email: soet@ceu.hu

Dr. Tun Shwe is a lecturer at the Department of Philosophy, Mandalay University. Born in a small village of Kyaukbadaung in upper Myanmar, he received his BA from Mandalay University and a Masters' degree from Yangon University in 1997. He then returned to teach and study at Mandalay University, where he completed his doctoral degree in 2008. He has been teaching at the Department of Philosophy at Mandalay University since 1995. He is also writing on philosophy, Theravada Buddhist thought and culture in local journals and magazines. His first book was published in 2012. His current research subject is the value of life in ancient Greek philosophy from the standpoint of Myanmar Buddhist thought. Email: shwet@ceu.hu

Fellows 2014­/15

Dr. Tin Htay Ei is a Professor and Head of the Law Department, University of Mandalay, Myanmar. She received an LL.B. in 1985, an LL.M. in 1993, and a PhD in 2004 from University of Yangon. She achieved Diploma in Japanese in 1993 from the Institute of Foreign Languages (now Yangon University of Foreign Languages). She lectures for the LL.B., LL.M. and PhD

programs, Diploma Course in Business Law, Diploma in International Law, Diploma in Tourism and Master of Business Administration at Mandalay University and Diploma in Law at Defence Services Administration School, Pyin Oo Lwin. Her main fields of interest include Environmental Law, International Human Rights Law, Civil Law and Commercial Law. Her current research focuses on Industrial Development and Human Rights in Myanmar. Dr. Tin Htay Ei is hosted by the CEU Department of Legal Studies.

Dr. Hnin Hnin Saw Hla Maung is a lecturer at Law Department, University of Yangon, Myanmar. She holds law degrees from University of Yangon (LL.B. and LL.M. in International Law), Nagoya University Law School, Japan (LL.M.) and University of Yangon (PhD in Maritime Law). She presently teaches at several programs at different institutions in Myanmar: master’s program of law, diploma in international law and master’s in business law at the UY Law Department; diploma in law at Defence Services Administration School, Pyin Oo Lwin; and diploma in tourism and management at National Management College, Yangon. Her main fields of interest are refugee law, international human rights and humanitarian law, and maritime law. Her current research focuses on Refugees in Myanmar ­ Definition, Protection of Rights and Legislation. Dr. Hnin Hnin Saw Hla Maung is hosted by the CEU Department of Legal Studies.

Dr. Myo Thandar Kyaw is an assistant lecturer at the Department of Law, University of Mandalay. She received her LL.B. Degree in 2004 from Dagon University, an LLM degree in 2006 and a PhD in 2011 specializing in Company Law from the University of Yangon. She teaches in LL.B. and LL.M. courses at the Law Department, University of Mandalay. Her main fields of interest and research are Criminal Law, Business Law, Labour Law and International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Her current research lies in the field of Corporate Crime in Myanmar: Legal Framework and its Implementation. Dr. Myo Thandar Kyaw is hosted by the CEU Department of Legal Studies.

Dr. Khin Ma Ma Myo is a lecturer at the Department of International Relations, University of Yangon, Myanmar. Her teaching career started at the University of Yangon in 1997. After the new Democratic Government took office in May 2011, she served as Assistant Director at the President’s Office in Naypyidaw. She re­joined the University of Yangon in 2013. She received an MA in International Development from International University of Japan (IUJ) in 2005 and a PhD in International Relations from the University of Yangon in 2006. She currently teaches courses in Myanmar foreign relations, political institution, elements of international relations and international and regional institutions. Her special interests include bilateral relations of Myanmar, especially Myanmar­Japanese relations, with focus on development aid. She also teaches at the National Defence College of Ministry of Defence and Institute of Development of Public Administration, Ministry of Home affairs, and her current research interests cover peace process and conflict resolution, public administration, security and political institutions. She received awards and fellowships, including Visiting Research Fellowship from the Japan Institute of International Affairs in Tokyo and two best research awards from the Myanmar Academy of Arts and Science. Her articles cover topics of Myanmar­Japan relations. She contributed to the International Symposium on Myanmar 2014: Reintegration into International

Community held at Yunnan University, China in July 2014 and is currently working on an article "Myanmar Reforms and Opening of New Chapter with Japan". Dr. Khin Ma Ma Myo is hosted by the CEU Department of International Relations and European Studies and the CEU Department of Public Policy.

Dr. Than Pale is a professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Yangon, Myanmar, where she started working as a tutor in 1993. She received a B.A in 1992, an M.A. in 1996 and a PhD in 2012 in anthropology from the University of Yangon. She completed her thesis on Gender Allocation of Labour among the Akha Ethnic Group, Living in Kengtung Township, Eastern Shan State. She has led departmental research projects on socio­economic life of different ethnic groups (Kokant, Wa, Akha, Naga, Salon, etc.) in Myanmar since 1997. In 2012­13 she conducted International joint research with partners from Hanyang University in Korea for local capacity development and inclusive development in Myanmar. Her teaching specializations are cultural social anthropology. She published three books on social organization of Wa, Naga and Salon ethnic groups in Myanmar based on the research conducted at her department. She is currently focusing on the analysis of development projects in rural Myanmar. Dr. Than Pale is hosted by the CEU Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.

Dr. Thidar Aung is an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, University of Yangon, Myanmar. She received her BA (Hons) degree in International Relations in 1994, an MA in 1998 and a PhD in 2005. She completed her PhD dissertation about the UN economic activities in Myanmar in 1988­1998. She accomplished a Diploma in Tourism Study and Management in 2005, also from the University of Yangon. At the University of Yangon she teaches Diplomacy in Diploma in International Relations program; and UN and Myanmar in the PhD preliminary course. Her research interests are the UN and global issues in the 21st century. Her first research paper focused on the role of UNEP in environmental issues and climate change and was published by the Myanmar Academy of Arts and Science in 2010. MAAS has also published her paper on global food security in the 21st century (2011) and about global water scarcity in the 21st century (2012). Dr. Thidar Aung is hosted by the CEU Department of International Relations and European Studies.

Dr. Thi Thi Soe San is a lecturer in International Relations at Mandalay University, Myanmar. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from the Mandalay University in 1995 and in 1998 was appointed a tutor at the International Relations Department at Mandalay. In 2000 she submitted her Master Thesis on The Role of Bureaucracy in Myanmar Politics (1923­1961) and received a Master’s of Research degree in 2001 for her thesis on Bribery and Corruption in Bureaucracy (1923­1961). Her PhD, accomplished in 2007, analysed Civil Service Reforms in Myanmar (1923­1987). Dr. Thi Thi Soe San is hosted by the CEU Department of Internaional Relations and European Studies and by the CEU Department of Public Policy.

Dr. Nilar Kyu is a Professor and Head of the Psychology Department at the University of Yangon in Myanmar. She received her BA (Honors), and an MA from Mandalay University. Her

teaching career started at the Mandalay University in 1995. In 2000, she was awarded a Japanese Government Scholarship to pursue her doctoral studies at Nagoya University, where in 2004 she received her PhD in Psychology from Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Her dissertation research was on the subject of Violence Against Women in Myanmar. She has more than 19 years’ experience in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate programs at Mandalay University and Yangon University. Her research interests cover domestic violence, sexual harassment in the workplace, career success, work­family conflict, maternal emotion socialization and mental health of young people. Dr. Nilar Kyu has published extensively in both national and international journals. She has supervised and is currently supervising postgraduate students in applied psychology. Currently, she is starting a research project on the premises of pro­environmental behavior among the urban population in Myanmar, with the aim of providing important implications for managing environmental challenges in Myanmar and developing useful approaches for similar studies in other areas. Dr. Nilar Kyu is hosted by the CEU Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.

Dr. Khin San Hlaing is a Professor and Head of Psychology Department at Mandalay University, Myanmar. She received her B.A. (Honors) and M.A. degrees from Mandalay University. She was awarded a PhD degree in 2006 by the University of Yangon. She has been a university teacher since 1991. At present, she teaches at the B.A program, PhD program and Diploma in Applied Psychology program offered at Psychology Department at Mandalay University. The courses she teaches are An Introduction to Psychology for B.A program, Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior for PhD program and Clinical and Counseling Psychology for Diploma in Applied Psychology. She also delivers a course to the Master Students who specialize in Psychiatry at the University of Medicine ­ Mandalay. She is conducting a research project Construction of the Myanmar Version of the Stanford­Binet Intelligence Scale for Early Childhood now. Her current research focuses on Comparative Rural and Urban Family Patterns (Mandalay Division). Dr. Khin San Hlaing is hosted by the CEU Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.

Dr. Myint Myint Htay is a professor at the Department of International Relations, University of Mandalay. She received her B.A. (Honors) in International Relations in 1993 and an M.A. degree in 1997, her M.A. thesis analyzed Myanmar Politics (1958­1962). Her PhD degree was conferred in 2006, following a successful defense of the dissertation on Shan State Administration (1937­1988). Her teaching carrier started at the University of Mandalay in 1995. She currently teaches a diploma course on Diplomacy, a PhD preliminary course on Regional Developments in Asia, and an undergraduate course on Governments and Politics of Southeast Asia. Her research interests include political developments in Myanmar post 2011 focused on national reconciliations and constitutional reform. She is currently working on a research project on political parties in Myanmar. Her recent paper discussing the role of Sawbwas (Shan Chieftains) in the politics of the Shan State was published in the Information Journal of Defense Services Academy in 2012. Dr. Myint Myint Htay is hosted by the CEU Department of Political Science and CEU Department of International Relations and European Studies.

Dr. Aye Aye Maw is a lecturer of International Relations Department, University of Yangon. She received her B.A. (Honors) degree in International Relations in 1994, M.A in 2000 and PhD in 2007. She completed her PhD dissertation on Myanmar­China Relations (Agreements since 1988). At the University of Yangon, she teaches Diplomacy and Governments of Southeast Asia in Diploma in International Relations Program and Introduction to International Relations I, and II to the undergraduate class. She also teaches Myanmar Foreign Relations in the PhD preliminary course. Her first research paper focused on the tourism cooperation between Myanmar and China and was published by the Myanmar Academy of Arts and Science in 2011. Her current research interests cover ASEAN (focus on development), bilateral relations of Myanmar, human security, and political institutions. She is currently working on a number of articles on the subjects ranging from the relations between Japan and ASEAN new member countries, to Myanmar’s geostrategic interest for China, to environmental protection and sustainable development ion the ASEAN region. Dr. Aye Aye Maw is hosted by the CEU Department of International Relations and European Studies.

Dr. Aye Aye Myat is an assistant lecturer at the Department of International Relations, University of Mandalay. Her teaching career started at Monywa University, where her first appointment was in 2005 before a transfer to the University of Mandalay in 2008. She received her first degree, BA (Honors) in International Relations at Yadanabon University in 2004, an MA from Monywa University in 2007 and a PhD from the University of Mandalay in 2013. She completed her PhD dissertation focusing on Myanmar’s International Cooperation in Oil and Gas Sector. She represented Myanmar as a delegate in the ASEAN+3 Youth Leaders’ Symposium held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in October 2012. She presently teaches a course on Political Institutions. Her special interest is energy politics, especially in the nexus of the resource richness, poor governance and development failure. Her current research explores Myanmar and Its Resource Curse. Dr. Aye Aye Myat is hosted by the CEU Department of International Relations and European Studies and by the School of Public Policy.

Dr. Simon Yin is a professor at Hefei University in China, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate students and does research and consultancy independently and in cooperation with other scholars and practitioners. He received a Bachelor's Fegree from the Peking University in China, Master degree from Harvard University in the USA, and PhD from the University of Tuebingen in Germany. He has been a visiting research fellow at various universities worldwide and an advisor to several organizations. His major academic interests are religious freedom, inequality and conflicts, and development in a broad sense. His current research subject is religion and law in a comparative perspective. Dr. Simon Yin is hosted by the CEU Department of Legal Studies.

Dr. Suraju Olusegun Ajadi is an Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile­Ife, Nigeria. He received his B. Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University and he has been teaching and conducting research there since 1996. His Ph.D. research dissertation which he defended in 2005 was based on the solutions of reduced kinetics mechanism arising from combustion theory. He served as the Acting Head of

the Department between 2011 and 2014. He has published substantially in the areas of Applicable mathematics ­ Fluid mechanics and Combustion theory. He has also served as Reviewer to several reputable journals. He has supervised and is currently supervising postgraduate students in applied mathematics. In this current dispensation, he is starting research on the Mathematical Modeling of Pipeline Leak Detection and other mathematical applications. This is with the aim of providing accurate information on Leak Prevention and Detection in some area of applications. Dr. Suraju Olusegun Ajadi is hosted by the CEU Department of Mathematics and its Application.

Dr. Okechukwu Marcellus Ikeanyibe, (MSC/Ph.D., MPA; University of Nigeria; B. Phil. Pontifical Urban University Rome) is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Public Administration and Local Government, in Nigeria’s indigenous premier University, University of Nigeria. Okey teaches Advanced Social Policy Administration, Comparative Local Government and Bureaucracy and Policy Process at the graduate level and Public Personnel Administration, Comparative Public Administration, Bureaucracy and Policy Process, Ethics and Public Administration at the undergraduate level. His research interests cover policy and development studies, social welfare administration, local government, comparative public administration, and political party and election management. Okey has published extensively in both national (Nigeria) and international journals and books. His current books are Principles and Practice of Personnel Administration: A Nigerian Perspective published by Lambert Academic Publishing Germany; Public Policy in Nigeria: Perspectives on Social Policy and Administration, and, An Anthology of Theories for Social Research, published in Nigeria. He is a member of many professional bodies and is engaged in consultancy services for the in­service training of government employees especially those of the local governments in Nigeria. Dr. Okey Marcellus Ikeanyibe is hosted by the CEU's School of Public Policy.

Dr. Patricia Zalamea is currently an Associate Professor at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. After completing an undergraduate degree in art history at John Cabot University, Rome, Italy, she received a PhD from Rutgers University, New Jersey, with a dissertation on French Renaissance art. Since returning to Colombia, she has explored notions of artistic reception and humanist culture in Colonial Latin America. Her current research involves the circulation and adaptation of prints in the context of a Global Renaissance. Professor Zalamea has become increasingly involved in projects concerned with Colonial patrimony, and recently edited a book about the artistic patrimony of Cundinamarca, one of Colombia's regions with a rich legacy of material culture. She is also one of the co­founders of Colombia's first undergraduate degree in art history, as well as a collaborator in a Getty­funded project titled Unfolding Art History in Latin America, with the joint participation of different Latin American universities. Dr. Patricia Zalamea is hosted by the CEU Department of History. Email: pzalamea@uniandes.edu.co, Web: http://arte.uniandes.edu.co/teacher/patricia­zalamea­fajardo/

Dr. Fadwa Al­Labadi is a professor of Gender and Women's Studies at al­Quds University. She earned her Masters and PhD degrees in the area of Women's Studies at the University of Kent

at Canterbury. She also had a post doctoral research at (SOAS), in the area of “Gender and Islamic Law". In 2004 she was a visiting researcher at MCRI project, "Diaspora, Islam and Gender” at York University in Canada, also in 2006 she was a Fulbright visiting scholar at the University of Michigan­Dearborn. She has been teaching since 1998, and has been the Director of INSAN Center for Gender Studies at al­Quds University since 2003 until 2010; also she was the head of Development Studies Department until 2012. Her teaching and research activities at al­Quds University focus on Palestinian women's rights, with particular attention to political and legal rights. Most recent publishing paper (2013) is "Guardianship in Marriage: Gender and Islamic Law in Palestine". Her current research focuses on the impact of the separation/annexation wall on the economic status of Palestinian women in east Jerusalem. Email: labadi.fadwa@gmail.com. Dr. Fadwa Al­Labadi is hosted by the CEU Department of Gender Studies.

Dr. Ali Massoud is an associate professor and the head of Economics Department at Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt. In 1999 he was awarded a Ph.D. scholarship from USAID to pursue his graduate studies at Claremont Graduate University. In 2003, he got his Ph.D. in Economics from School of Economics and Political Science, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, USA. In 2004 he was awarded a scholarship to join the Institute of Sustainable Development during the summer of 2004 in Spain. In 2013 he was awarded a postdoctoral scholarship from the Ministry of Higher Education to conduct some studies in order to help the Egyptian government to implement its monetary and fiscal policies. From January 2014 to June 2014, he joined the Claremont Institute for Economic Policy Studies, Claremont Graduate University, USA to conduct some studies that deals with monetary policy and exchange rate policy in Egypt. His area of expertise is international money and finance. His researches covers the subjects of capital flows and their impacts on local economies, exchange rate policy, monetary policy, and fiscal policy. Between 2009 and 2013, he worked as an economic advisor for Sohag governor. He works as economic advisor in many projects that financed by UNDP, UNHAPITAT, and USAID. He developed and supervised the implementations of many strategic plans for developing the local economies of many Egyptian regions. Dr. Ali Massoud is hosted by the CEU Department of Economics.

Dr. Liu Bo is an Associate Research Fellow and Deputy Director of Institute of International Affairs Studies, Beijing Academy of Social Science. He received PhD degree from the Department of International Relations of Renmin University in 2009. As a PhD candidate, he received Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship to conduct research at Melbourne University in 2008. He published more than 30 papers in national authority periodicals, won a National Social Science Fund Projects, which is the most important and influential social science project in China. His first book is Humanitarian Intervention in International Society in 2011. His first translated book is Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry in 2012. The area of research he currently focuses on is on promoting human rights education in China. Dr. Liu Bo will be hosted by CEU Department of International Relations and European Studies.

Dr. Elsayed Mohamed is a lecturer at the Department of Marketing, Tanta University, Egypt. He completed his BA (Honors), and MA Degree in Marketing at Tanta University, Egypt and a PhD Degree in Marketing at Hull University, UK in 2011. His dissertation research was dedicated to the impact of social capital on customer relationship management performance in the Egyptian financial sector. He has been teaching since 1996. He has more than 15 years’ experience in teaching to U/G and P/G Programs at Tanta University, Egypt as a lecturer of marketing. In research, he is interested in Social capital, intellectual capital, social networks, relationship marketing (RM), customer relationship management (CRM), consumer behaviour and services marketing. He received the Best Paper Award Prize at the international Conference on service management 2014. Dr. Elsayed Mohamed is hosted by the CEU Business School.

Dr. Fardin Alikhah received his Ph.D. (2009) in political sociology from the University of Allameh Tabatabai in Tehran. His teaching and research interests include: 1­ urban studies, 2­transnational TVs and new media, 3­sociology of music. As a scholar and independent consultant, Social impact assessment of urban projects is an issue that he have been followed in the field of urban studies and urban policy. Fardin has international work experience in this area ­ his latest project was Shatoot Storage Dam in Afghanistan. In the field of media studies, he has been researching satellite TVs from a communication and sociological point of view for nearly 10 years and in that time he has written several research reports. In addition to the satellite TVs, he is interested in studying new media and currently conducting research on new media. Fardin is now a faculty member of the University and a member of International association of Media and Communication Researchers (IAMCR), International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) and International Association for the study of popular music (IASPM). Dr. Fardin Alikhah is hosted by the CEU Center for Media, Data and Society.

Dr. Vladimir R. Gil Ramón is a faculty member at the Environmental Development Master’s Program and the Department of Social Sciences at the Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), and an Adjunct Senior Associate Research Scientist at the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability at Columbia University (EICES). He received a Ph.D. in Ecological and Economic Anthropology from Yale University, as a Fulbright scholar, including environmental science coursework from the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and post­doctoral work at the Columbia University’s Earth Institute. His research focuses on socio­environmental challenges, including mining impacts and adaptation to climate change, especially regarding vulnerable populations. Recently, he has lead different scientific international consortiums examining the impact of climate change to support informed public policies. These synergies have involved institutions such as Fulbright Nexus, NSF, IDB, World Bank, UNEP, UNALM, and Columbia University’s IRI and EICES. His collaborations as a scientific expert include the Journal of Environment & Development, Anthropológica, Apuntes, the IIE, The Bellagio Center, Fulbright, SEPIA, as well as Peru ́s ministries of Environment and Economics. At CEU, he is hosted by the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy. His most recent publications, including co­authorships, include Mining Landing: Culture, Conflict, Negotiations and Lessons for Development (IEP), Adapting to Climate Change: Thresholds, Values and Governance (Cambridge University Press), Low Carbon, High Growth: Latin American Responses to Climate

Change (World Bank), and journal articles in Climate and Development, Anthropological Quarterly, Visual Anthropology, and Bulletin of the World Health Organization. His forthcoming publications include a book on Andean mining conflicts at the University of Arizona Press, and an analysis of Andean ecology research at Oxford University Press.