Stories: Rangoon University

  • Renewing Ties to Myanmar

    Burma was an up-and-coming democracy in 1954 when Johns Hopkins established its Rangoon-Hopkins Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Rangoon University. Burma had been independent from Britain for only six years, but it had already emerged as a leader in the Non-Aligned Movement, and Rangoon University’s medical school was perhaps the best in Southeast Asia. Founded by the newly...