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Tun Myint

Chair of Political Science and International Relations, Political Science and International Relations

Professor of Political Science, Political Science and International Relations

Education & Professional History

Indiana University, BA, MA, PhD

Professor Myint earned his PhD in 2005 from the joint program of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the School of Law at Indiana University, Bloomington. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at IU, teaching and engaging in research on democracy and environmental governance with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. His research examines the role of individuals and groups in the dynamic relationship between social changes and global environmental changes with the focus on democracy, development, globalization, and sustainability.  His publications have appeared in Ecology & Society, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Legal Issues in Burma Journal, and Perspectives on Politics.  He is the author of Governing International Rivers: Polycentric Politics in the Mekong and the Rhine.  Professor Myint served as a member of the Technical Advisory Team of the Federal Constitution Drafting Coordinating Committee of the Union of Burma from 2000 to 2005, and was previously Research Fellow of Asia Policy Program, a joint program of the National Bureau of Research and Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.

At Carleton since 2007.

Highlights & Recent Activity

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations


Current Courses

  • Fall 2023
    POSC 274: Covid-19 and Globalization
    POSC 400: Integrative Exercise
  • Winter 2024
    POSC 170: International Relations and World Politics
    POSC 361: Approaches to Development
    POSC 400: Integrative Exercise
  • Spring 2024
    POSC 232: PS Lab: Public Policy Analysis
    POSC 268: Global Environmental Politics and Policy
    POSC 400: Integrative Exercise