Class 8 (2009-2011)

Aung Aung, Myanmar

Duke University – Master in International Development Policy

Born and raised in Burma, one of the more politically contentious areas of Asia, Aung experienced several political crises throughout his life that encouraged him to find ways to promote greater tolerance and cooperation among people in Burma. After receiving his Master’s in International Relations and Political Economy at KDI School of Public Policy and Management in Seoul, South Korea in 2006, he officially resigned from the Government Service and decided to pursue his dream of doing something innovative and more socially useful. Subsequently, he joined Save the Children, one of the largest international organizations in Burma, and played an active role in representation and liaising with local authorities, other NGOs and UN agencies. As a Rotary World Peace Fellow, he plans to develop skills in peace and conflict resolution and in world understanding to improve the relationship between Burma and international communities. After his studies, he intends to join one of the international organizations in Burma or the UN to become a valued practitioner in the field of international development.