MYANMAR INSTITUTE OF STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

(MISIS)

MISIS AIMS TO ACT AS AN ACADEMIC INSTITUTE CONCERNED WITH THE STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND FOREIGN POLICY



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Due to 50 years of political and economic self isolation from the rest of the world, Myanmar has been somewhat deprived of intellectual platforms where research can be carried out and ideas can be exchanged. The very concept of think-tanks has only recently gained ground in Myanmar, and information gaps still need to be filled.

That is the objective of MISIS: to fill those gaps, with a focus on the analysis of international relations and foreign policy formulations. Here at MISIS we openly welcome Myanmar researchers, especially young and talented ones, as well as collaboration with think-tanks from around the world.

Whilst building a research institute in Myanmar is a long process, we hope with the help of our partners, to be the catalyst for something wonderful. We want young people to be able to use this as a resource to learn, and ideally contribute with their own thoughts, resulting in them being long-term participants in the country's development.

On our website you can find out about our visions, goals, events, projects and publications. We also provide news from different Myanmar sources, and if you feel so inclined, you are welcome to subscribe to our newsletter.

If you have any queries or an interest in collaborating, please do not hesitate to contact us. Let us work together for a better future of our country and people.


H.E. U NYUNT MAUNG SHEIN
CHAIRMAN OF THE INSTITUTE

Past Events



Nov 5, 2019

H.E. Mr. Chang Jae-bok, Ambassador for Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, South Korea and delegation paid a visit to Myanmar-ISIS


H.E. Mr. Chang Jae-bok, Ambassador for Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, South Korea and delegation paid a visit to MISIS on 5 November 2019. The Korean delegation shared insights and experiences on Public Diplomacy and Soft Power. Public Diplomacy is a diplomatic tool which is used to influence public abroad in projecting the foreign policy and image of a nation. It is being increasingly used nowadays by many countries in addition to the traditional diplomacy. South Korea Foreign Ministry established a Department for Public Diplomacy only a few years ago. In their case not only the public abroad is involved but also the people at home are also allowed to take part in Foreign Policy formulation. This field is relatively new to Myanmar. Upon Myanmar’s request South Korea Foreign Ministry is ready to cooperate with us in this area of diplomacy through experience sharing and specific projects that will enhance capacity development of Myanmar diplomats.



Oct 27, 2019

Chairman U Nyunt Maung Shein and delegation attended a workshop discussing ILO-Myanmar relations in the past and present and gave a lecture to Master and Ph.D students of IR on Myanmar’s transition: Challenges and Opportunities


After visiting Seoul, Chairman U Nyunt Maung Shein and delegation flew to Niigata, Japan at the invitation of IR Professor Dr. Zhang Yun of Niigata University from 26 to 29 October 2019. At Niigata University Chairman attended a workshop discussing ILO-Myanmar relations in the past and present on 27 October at the Satellite Campus of Niigata University. On 28 October, he gave a lecture to Master and Ph.D students of IR on Myanmar’s transition: Challenges and Opportunities, while Professor Carole gave a lecture on Myanmar-Japan relations and Public Diplomacy. The talk was followed by a lively round of discussions between the speakers and the students. In the afternoon of 28 October, Chairman and party called on the President of Niigata University Dr. Tatsuo USHIKI. He has visited Myanmar twice before to collaborate with the Ministry of Health on research regarding influenza. He used to be formerly Dean of Medical Faculty of Niigata University which is a prestigious School of Medicine in Japan. It was learnt that there are around ten students from Myanmar doing their Masters and Ph.D course at the University.



Sep 25, 2019

The Extension of MoU signed between MISIS Chairman and President SIIS


Dr. Chen Dongxiao, President of Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) and his colleagues paid a visit to MISIS to have bilateral exchange of views on Climate Change, US-China Trade War, Indo-Pacific Strategy, RCEP, CMEC and the Rakhine Issue. MISIS has a long standing relation with SIIS. However due to changes in the leadership of SIIS now both sides have renewed contacts and the extension of MoU was signed between MISIS Chairman and President SIIS this morning. The Chinese delegation prior to coming Myanmar also visited India and Nepal.



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