Andaw village, Yinmabin Township, Sagaing Division, Burma
|Alma mater||Indiana University Bloomington|
Daw Phwa Gyi
Tun Myint (Burmese: ထွန်းမြင့်, IPA: [tʰʊ́ɴ mjɪ̰ɴ]; born 1970) was born in Andaw village, Yinmabin Township, Sagaing Division of the Upper Burma. His parents, U Khin Maung and Daw Phwa Gyi, were farmers. He has five brothers all of whom reside in Myanmar. He was schooled at the village monastery in Andaw Village until 2nd standard. His parents then transferred him to the village elementary school where he completed his 3rd and 4th standard education. After he finished his elementary education, he was sent to Rangoon to continue his education. While living with his eldest brother's family in Rangoon, he studied middle and high school education at the State High School No. 2, Ahlone Township, Rangoon, until 1988.
He left Burma after the military coup on September 18, 1988, that cracked down on the people's movement for democracy in which he was involved as a student activist. He spent time as a student-soldier on the Burmese-Thai border from November, 1988 to July, 1990 before becoming a refugee in Thailand. While in Bangkok living as a refugee, he was selected by the United States Information Agency Burmese Refugee Scholarship program to continue his education in the United States of America. He arrived at Indiana University Bloomington in June 1993. He has earned three degrees from Indiana University: a BA in political science (with honors) and East Asian Studies in 1997, an MPA in public affairs from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 1999, and a PhD in law and social science jointly at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and School of Law in April, 2005.
In 2007, Dr. Myint, along with a class he teaches, was featured on as featured on Minnesota Public Radio's "All Things Considered" He uses his personal experience to teach his students about the conflict in Burma.
We have seen since 1962 the mismanaging of the economy and natural resources has led Burma to now the standard of living in Burma is lower than even Cambodia and Laos.
He was a Research Associate at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University. He also served as a member of the Technical Advisory Team of the Federal Constitution Drafting Coordinating Committee of Burma, which is composed of Burmese democratic organizations active in exile.
He is now a professor at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and is married to Carol Myint. They have two children; Ananda and Aya.
- "Carleton College: Carleton News: Carleton in the Media: Visiting Professor Tun Myint Recounts Pro-Democracy Burma Protests on MPR". apps.carleton.edu. Retrieved 2009-08-24.
- Hughes, Art. "Carleton College professor draws from his own past to teach students about Burma conflict | Minnesota Public Radio NewsQ". minnesota.publicradio.org. Retrieved 2009-08-24.
- "Online NewsHour: Analysis | Myanmar Junta's History". www.pbs.org. May 12, 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-24.