Amazing Myanmar Through Fellows’ Eyes

Date: 
April 26, 2017 - 18:00 - 19:00
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Room: 
Exhibition Hall (in front of Gellner Room)
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CEU host unit(s): 
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
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Amazing Myanmar Through Fellows’ Eyes

This exhibition is a short report of our four months’ work in Myanmar as CEU Global Teaching Fellows. Working for this project we encountered the challenges of Myanmar academic culture, the difficulties of conflict resolution and the struggles of the society in transition. At the same time, we also met hospitable people, curious and hard-working students, and enthusiastic faculty members.

The pictures represent the diversity of our adventures: travelling to conflict zones for fieldwork, visiting temples with Buddhist pilgrims, exploring ancient sites, learning from the wisdom of the monks, enjoying stunning landscapes, and sharing the daily life of local people.

We left Budapest hoping to contribute to the transition process in Myanmar, but we were also transformed by the ideas our students shared, questions they asked and the experiences we collected across the country.

Margaryta Rymarenko, fourth year PhD student at the Doctoral School of Political Science Public Policy and International Relations. She was a CEU Global Teaching Fellow in Yangon University between December 1st 2016 and April 15th 2017. Margaryta was teaching Conflict Resolution and International Relations of Southeast Asia to the fourth year undergraduate students of Political Science and International Relations. With her students she designed and conducted the simulation of the peace conference for them to have the first-hand experience on this sort of political process and introducing them to this methodology.

Natalia Andrea Peral, is a PhD CEU Graduate 2016 from the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations. Natalia was teaching Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and Global Politics to third and fourth year undergraduate students of Political Science and International Relations in Mandalay University. She developed eleven research teams to study different conflicts of Myanmar and ran six fieldworks with students; being the first time in Myanmar that undergraduate students were exposed to this type of experience.