Soe Myint Aung
Soe Myint Aung is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Oslo, and a founding board member at the Yangon-based Tagaung Institute of Political Studies. He previously served as the Program Manager of the Open Society Institute and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in Burma/Myanmar. His doctoral research explores the characteristics of the contemporary political transformation in Burma and their implications for theoretical and country-specific analyses in comparative politics. Supervisors are Professor Olle Törnquist and Professor Kristian Stokke (UiO).
- M.A., Political Science, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (SciencesPo.), 2003.
- B.A., University of Yangon, 2001.
Democracy and Authoritarianism, Democratization, International Relations, Comparative Politics, South East Asia
“Transition from Authoritarianism into What? How the Mode of Transition Shapes the Outcome in Burma/Myanmar.” Seminar on the Political Dynamics and Contextual Understanding of Myanmar, Oil for Development Programme - Norad, Oslo, Norway, 8 October 2015.
“Destiny Year 2015.” Burma Forum, Norwegian Burma Committee, Oslo, Norway, 17 April 2015.
“The Consequences of Elitism in Burmese Civilian Politics Since 1988: A Practical Appraisal”
“Authoritarian Space and Regressive Globalization: Exploitations and Resistance in Contemporary Burma.” International Burma Studies Conference, Université de Provence, Marseille, France, 6-9 July 2010.
“Justice in Transition: People-Paradigm.” Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 7-9 January 2010.
Panels and Seminars
“Political Dynamics and Contextual Understanding of Myanmar.” Oil for Development Programme - Norad, Panel discussant, Oslo, Norway, 8 October 2015.
“Does Buddhism Support Democracy? The Role of Buddhism in the 2015 Myanmar Elections.” Panel discussant, PRIO, Oslo, Norway, 7 October 2015.
“Human Rights: the Price for Investments?” Panel discussant, Norwegian Burma Committee Seminar, University of Oslo, Norway, 27 January 2015.
“Globalization of Social and Political Spaces in Myanmar: Expansions, Contractions and Contestations.” Panel discussant and participant, Université de Provence Marseille, France, 8 December 2010.
“Burmese Education, History and Politics: The National and the Transnational.” Panel discussant, Université de Provence, Marseille, France, 8 December 2010.
- Founding Board Member, Tagaung Institute of Political Studies (TIPS), 2014-Present.
- Organizing Committee, Independent Journal of Burma/Myanmar Research, 2011-Present.
- Fellow, International Electoral Education Council (IEEC), 2012.
- Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Directors, Yangon School of Political Science (YSPS), 2011-2014.
Aung, Soe Myint (2003). La Politique de l’Union Européenne envers la Birmanie (1988-2002), Master Thesis, Paris: Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques
Stokke, Kristian; Win, Khine & Aung, Soe Myint (2015). Political Parties and Popular Representation in Myanmar’s Democratization Process. Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs. ISSN 1868-1034. 34(3), s 3- 35