Nay Yan Oo
Nay Yan Oo is a visiting scholar in the Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) at Cornell University. He previously worked as a technical advisor for the Governance Program at The Asia Foundation in Myanmar, a resident fellow at the Pacific Forum in Hawaii, and a Program Manager at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Yangon. Nay Yan ran for the Myanmar parliament in the 2020 election from the People’s Party and exposed several scandals of the National League for Democracy government (2016-20). He has a Master of Public Policy from the University of Oxford and an MA in Political Science from Northern Illinois University. His research interests include the politics of Myanmar, civil-military relations, democratization, civil service reform, and political parties and elections. He is the founder and host of Trends in Myanmar – a political talk show. In Ithaca, he is living with Dr. Rachel Safman’s family (a SEAP alumnus and PhD in Sociology, ’02).