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Madison Legislative Training for the Richardson Scholars

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

As part of the Richardson Scholar Program, the participants attended a political training from 9am-noon during the last week of their English studies, August 19-23rd. The training focused on useful information that would relate to their work in Myanmar, helping them understand the difference between local and federal governance. Mindy Walker conducted the classroom trainingRead the full article »

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Huffpost Blog: ‘Who Uses Email?’ No Hands. ‘Gmail?’ Every Hand Up: Talking Tech and Politics in Myanmar

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

This June, I joined the Richardson Center for Global Engagement’s (RCGE) team in Yangon, Myanmar to conduct a series of workshops on information technology and how to make the most of the country’s nascent connectivity. We set up trainings with politicians, NGO staffers, students and other assorted young upstarts — all looking to capitalize, inRead the full article »

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Visiting the Water Wells

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Richardson Center provides people friendly investments in Myanmar.  On July 3, we were able to see exactly how those investments have impacted the lives of people in the villages.  After a two-hour car ride and a two-hour boat ride down narrow canals, we arrived at one of the villages where a water well hadRead the full article »

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Using Social Media for Political Messaging Workshop

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Richardson Center organized several workshops on how to use social media for political messaging in Myanmar.  The two trainers, Sophie Schmidt and Mindy Walker, worked with the participants to understand the importance of messaging as an elected official or party member and how to spread that message using social media tools—particularly relevant in MyanmarRead the full article »

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Recap: First Week with Richardson Scholars

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The First Week: The Center is funding six scholars to attend intensive language courses in Madison, Wisconsin for the next four months.  The six Richardson Scholars left Yangon on April 28th, some leaving the country for the first time ever. After a long flight they were greeted at Chicago O’Hare airport and went immediately toRead the full article »

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Report from Wisconsin on Richardson Scholars

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Richardson Center provided scholarships for six NLD members to study intensive English in the United States for four months per the request of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Four scholars are members of Parliament, another scholar is the personal assistant to Aung San Suu Kyi and another scholar is a volunteer attorney for theRead the full article »

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Training in Myanmar – February 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Richardson Center for Global Engagement Budget Training Naypyitaw, Myanmar “The first, the best and the favorite workshop”—U Hla Myint Oo, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee The Richardson Center was proud to provide the first training in Parliament for MPs and staff in Naypyitaw, the capital of Myanmar. The budget training walked MPs from fiveRead the full article »

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A Rare Moment for Myanmar — and America

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Published in The New York Times By Bill Richardson and Mickey Bergman, November 14, 2012 The lobby of the Traders Hotel in Yangon is buzzing in the early evening hours. The number of Chinese, Japanese, Europeans and Americans roaming the lobby is surprising. It’s as if they are all here just waiting for the economicRead the full article »

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Governor Bill Richardson Meets with Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson met with Burmese political leader, Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, Myanmar on October 11, 2012.   While in Yangon, Richardson also met with US Ambassador Derek Mitchell.  The Governor then traveled to the capital city of Naypyidaw to meet with Vice President H.E. Dr. Sai Mauk Khan, ViceRead the full article »