Asia Program

Wilson Center Alumnus Returns from Burma

Feb 25, 2014
Image Courtesy of NIU Website

Northern Illinois University recently reported that Distinguished Research Professor Kenton Clymer spent the month of December teaching at Yangon University in Burma.

"The first foreign visiting professor to teach at Yangon’s Department of History since 1962, Clymer was invited by department head and professor Margaret Wong following the visit of an NIU delegation last summer. Clymer taught a course on the history of U.S. relations with the Southeast Asian country since World War II."

The full article is available at the NIU website.

Kenton Clymer was a 2011-12 Wilson Center Fellow.  A longtime professor at Northern Illinois University, he is one of the United States' foremost historians on U.S. relations with Southeast Asia.   He is currently finishing a book on U.S. relations with Burma.

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