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Michelle O’Brien Works with CSDE Alumni in Mekong Development Research Group

Posted: 1/4/2017 (CSDE in the News)

CSDE fellow Michelle O’Brien participated in the 2016 Mekong Development Research Group workshop, facilitated by Kim Korinek (Univ. of Utah) and UW Sociology & CSDE alumna, Lina Svedin (Univ. of Utah), and Jennifer Turner (Wilson Center). The workshop focused on engaging with policy-makers and highlighted social science research from around the Mekong region. Michelle worked with research teams on many topics, from human trafficking in Myanmar to the problems facing aging ethnic minorities in China and Thailand. Michelle assisted in coaching groups on research design, translating research into policy memos, and presenting their research effectively.

Sara Curran is an advisor to the group, and several other UW CSDE alumni are also pictured and participated: Mark Van Landingham (Tulane University and CSDE postdoctoral alumni), Bussarawan Teerawichitchainan (Singapore Management University and UW CSDE doctoral alumna), and Le Thanh Sang (UW CSDE doctoral alumna and Director of Vietnam’s Southern Institute of Social Sciences).

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