Dr Sai Khaing Myo Tun is a lecturer in the Department of International Relations, University of Yangon. He has taught courses on Comparative Politics of Southeast Asia, Political Theories, International Relations Theories, Comparative Politics: State, Institutions and Civil Society. He received his PhD in International Development Studies from Nagoya University, Japan in 2011. His specializations are State-building, State-society Relations and Labour issues in Myanmar. He has published research articles on the state-building of Myanmar and articles on the politics of Myanmar for local media.
In 2016 he was a visiting professor at the Department of Development Studies of Vienna University, Austria.
He has been the president of Myanmar Teachers Federation since July 2017 and was also involved in the National Minimum Wage Setting Committee during 2014 and 2015.
– A Comparative Study of State-led Development in Myanmar (1988-2010) and Suharto’s Indonesia: An Approach from the Developmental State Theory, Germany, Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, May 2011 (ISSN: 1868-1034)
– Politics of Development in Myanmar (1988~2009): Comparison with Indonesia under Suharto’s New Order, Japan, Forum of International Development Studies, March 2011 (ISSN: 1341-3732)
– Assessing the Context of Governance and Developmental State in Myanmar (1988-2010), in The Limits of Good Governance in Developing Countries, Indonesia, Gadjah Mada University Press, 2011 (ISBN 979-420-767-5)
– Model of State-Building in East Asian Countries: An Approach From the Developmental State Theory, Japan and Myanmar, Graduate School of Economics (Nagoya University, JSPA,) joint with MERCID, December 2011
– State-Building in Myanmar (1988-2010) and Suharto’s Indonesia: A study of Building a Democratic Developmental State in Myanmar, Germany, 2012 (ISBN: 978-3-8454-4188-7)
– Institutionalization and the Reforms of Myanmar since 2008 (Universities’ Best Paper), Myanmar, Yangon University, 2012
– Introduction to International relations in Myanmar, Phoenix Publication, 2013