(Pictured above) Professor Kenton Clymer, Department of History;
Professor Chenyang Li, the Director of the Institute of Southeast Asian
Studies at Yunnan University; Deb Pierce, Associate Provost,
International Programs, NIU; Prof. Kheang Un, Assistant Director, Center
for Southeast Asian Studies, NIU; Prof. Catherine Raymond, Director,
Center for Burma Studies, NIU; Julie Lamb, Outreach Coordinator, Center
for Southeast Asian Studies, NIU.
It was a real pleasure to
host Director Li today at NIU; we appreciate the chance to make
connections in the world of Southeast Asian Studies with colleagues in
other nations like Director Li. He was here as part of a three-week
tour of the US through (I believe) the International Visitors Program,
sponsored by the US Department of State. His escort, Dr. Jude Kieda,
told me that the State Department told Director Li he really needed to
visit us at NIU because of his area of interest in Burma.