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Myanmar Musings

Myanmar Musings is the world's leading podcast with researchers and thinkers on issues relating to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the interviewees/guests and do not necessarily accord with those of the host or the Myanmar Research Centre.

Sep 24, 2020

Many ethnic parties are running for seats in the 2020 elections, pushing for increased influence and rights. Will ethnic parties fare better in this election compared to 2015? What challenges are they facing? This episode is a recording of a seminar held by the Swedish Burma Committee on September 23rd with panelists...


Sep 17, 2020

In the lead up to the elections this November, we cannot hope to understand the beliefs and actions of civilian political elites in Myanmar without grasping the underlying meanings that they attach to the word democracy - according to our guest Dr Tamas Wells, Research Fellow in the School of Social and Political...


Sep 9, 2020

This is a syndicated episode from the Asia Research News Podcast discussing the Doing Research in Myanmar report on how social science research is produced, distributed and used in the country. We hear from U Zaw Oo at the CESD, previously known as the MDRI, and from others at the GDN, ANU and elsewhere. The full report...


Sep 2, 2020

Who were the Baptists and why are they important to Burmese history? In our 50th episode we talk about the nineteenth-century American Baptist mission to Burma with Dr Alexandra Kaloyanides from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


Aug 29, 2020

The borderland of Samut Sakhon province in Thailand has recently had a huge majority of its workers hailing from Myanmar. How did the Burmese end up in such large numbers there in particular, and how does Thai society view their presence? Dr Puttaporn Areeprachakun (Jip), Lecturer in the Department of Geography...