Summer Research Conclusion

September 14, 2016

Much to my dismay, summer has ended and classes have begun again here at GW. I am so grateful to the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the Elliot School for International Affairs here at GW for affording me the opportunity to conduct a research project this summer in Thailand and Myanmar through the Grant for Asian Field Research. What a wild ride!

As part of the project, I wrote and reflected on my experiences and project on the Asia on E Street Blog and on the Rising Powers Initiative Blog. Here are the following four posts I wrote if you’re interested in learning more about my summer:

Asia on E Street: Organizational Development in Thailand and Myanmar

Asia on E Street: Life Worth Exploring: Reflections on my Asian Field Research in Thailand and Myanmar

Rising Powers Initiative: Want to Support Myanmar? Don’t Forget About Mae Sot

Rising Powers Initiative: Doing High Quality Research in Myanmar: Four Recommendations

In my free time, I did a lot of running while I was there. I’m training for the JFK 50 Miler on November 19 this year. I used my long runs as opportunities to share a little through video about my experiences in Myanmar. Many people can’t locate Myanmar on a map much less have a mental image of what its various cities might look like. Here is a short and limited introduction from my runs:

In Hpa An:

In Loikaw:

Wishing you all the best!

Ozzie

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