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Thant Myint-U  [ USA, Myanmar ]

Biography

Thant Myint-U Portrait
© Hartwig Klappert

Guest 2007.

Bibliography

Marxism, nationalism and the political economy of British Burma
[Thesis]
Harvard University, 1988

The crisis of the Burmese State
Cambridge Univ. Press
Cambridge, 1995

The making of modern Burma
Cambridge Univ. Press
Cambridge, 2001

The river of lost footsteps
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
New York, 2006

Thant Myint-U is the grandson of the previous UN General Secretary U Thant and was born in New York in 1966. He studied history at Harvard and Cambridge and specialized in British-Asian colonial history. Among other things he has worked for Human Rights Watch and taken part in UN peacekeeping missions in Cambodia and the former Yugoslavia. He has occupied various posts in the UNO since 2000.

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