Category Archives: Myanmar

Education Systems Reflect and Support Government Systems

I’ve spent the last five days with a group of middle-aged Burmese development workers who will be administering Payap University certificate courses in Myanmar and on the Thai-Myanmar border. While teaching a session on Adult Learning on the first day, … Continue reading

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The Life You Choose: Lessons from Aung San Suu Kyi

I consider Aung San Suu Kyi to be one of the most inspiring and dynamic leaders alive today. She is humble and gentle but utterly indefatigable. The trials she has faced in service to the people of Myanmar are matched … Continue reading

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Education in Myanmar

I had the opportunity to speak to the Payap Myanmar Student Fellowship (PMSF) last night on educational issues in Myanmar. I wore a traditional shirt I bought when I was in Myanmar in 2011 speaking at a few small private … Continue reading

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Influential Authors in My Life

Who have been the most influential authors in my life in recent years? It was a question I pondered while reading in a coffee shop on Nimman today. Four quickly came to mind. Here they are with the books I’ve … Continue reading

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Run for Relief

Last weekend I was the MC for the 9th Annual Run for Relief, a race in support of internally displaced people in Myanmar. Here I am in my MC get up with a Karen friend named Ben: The previous weekend … Continue reading

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