Dr. Tin Maung Maung Than (Academic Advisor)

             Tin Maung Maung Than, a Myanmar national, is currently an Associate Fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (formerly Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) in Singapore, where he was a research staff member  and the resident Myanmar specialist from May 1983 to June 2015. He is also Vice Chair of the yangon-based think tank Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD). He has a Masters in nuclear physics (Rangoon Arts & Science University, a graduate diploma in economic planning (Rangoon Institute of Economics) and a Ph.D. in politics (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London). He was a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London) until October 2016 and the Association for Asian Studies (USA).

             Until 2015. He authored State Dominance in Myanmar: The Political Economy of Industrialization (Singapore: ISEAS, 2007) and has published widely on Myanmar’s economy, politics, security, foreign relations and society as book chapters, journal articles, reports, policy briefs and commentaries. He has participated in dozens of international and regional workshops, conferences and forums on both academic and Track Two circuits. He was the co-coordinator of the International Burma [Myanmar] Studies Conference held in Singapore in 20006 and 2014. He has been training Myanmar government officials, civil society personnel, students and university faculty for more than 15 years and had given lectures in Brunei, Japan, Singapore and Thailand.