Dr. Myint Oo, Alumnus, IIE Scholar Rescue Fund and Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program to speak at IIE event on ‘Burma’s Spring”

Institute of International Education, Scholar Rescue Fund, May 21, 2012

Dear Colleagues,

Dr. Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of International Education (IIE), invites you to a Special Lecture on “Burma’s Spring” by Dr. Myint Oo, Alumnus of IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) and the Hubert H. Humphrey (HHH) Fellowship Program.  The lecture will take place on May 21, 2012 at 5 pm at IIE’s New York City Headquarters (809 United Nations Plaza, 12th floor).  Discussion will follow, moderated by Suzanne DiMaggio, Vice President for Global Policy Programs at the Asia Society.

Dr. Oo will be visiting the United States from Burma as a recent recipient of the Scholar Rescue Fund’s new “Hite Lecture Awards,” made possible by the SRF Hite Foundation Chair for Communications.  A leading physician and public health educator, he received a Humphrey Fellowship to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2003-2004.  From 2010-2011, Dr. Oo joined the faculty of the department of health at Tufts University through IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund, which provides support to threatened academics around the world.  Since returning home last fall, he has resumed his work with Burma’s General Practitioners’ Society as Secretary for the Committee of Ethics.

*RSVP is required, as seating is limited.

If you wish to attend, please reply to Kathryn Baldwin at kbaldwin@iie.org or call 212-984-5369.