According to the latest restructuring of MISIS since early 2013, it has now been chaired by a career retired Ambassador and more outside scholars and prominent researchers are included as members of the Institute. It has now 19 members including Chairman, Secretary and Joint Secretary.
H.E. U Nyunt Maung Shein has served the Government of Myanmar for forty years before retiring as Ambassador/ Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva in 2008. He held various diplomatic positions at Myanmar Missions in Bern, Hanoi, Bangkok, Dhaka and Tokyo.
He was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Korea (2001-2002) and the Federal Republic of Germany (2002-2005) with concurrent accreditation to Austria, Poland, Finland and the Czech Republic as well as the Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UNIDO, UNODC and IAEA, Vienna.
U Nyunt Maung Shein served in the Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in different capacities as Director of Boundary Division, (1990-1992), Deputy Director-General (1996) and Director-General (1998-2000). He has represented his country at the Senior Official’s Meeting (SOM) and other related meetings of ASEAN including summits.
He holds, a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Degree from the University of Yangon, MIPP (Master of International Public Policy) from SAIS, the Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C., United States America and Diploma in French from the University of Foreign Languages, Yangon.
He received several medals from the Government for his services; the highest being the Excellent Performance in Administration Medal (First Class) awarded to him by the year 2000.
Since January 2013 he is serving as the Chairman of the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (Myanmar ISIS), which is a think tank well known in the Asia-Pacific Region.
U Khin Maung Lynn has served in the foreign service of the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar for over 36 years before retiring as Charge d’Affaires/ Minister-Counsellor at the Myanmar Embassy in Kuwait. He held various diplomatic posts at the Myanmar missions in London, Geneva, New York, Tokyo, Islamabad, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Riyadh and Kuwait.
During his career, he also served in various capacities in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar at the International Organizations and Economic Department, Minister’s Office, and the Political Department, where he served as longest. He was Assistant Director of the Boundary Division, Political Department from 1993 to 1996 and served as a Deputy Director in the Southeast Asia Division, Political Department of the Ministry from 1998 to 2001 and as a Director from 2005 to 2007. He led diplomatic missions to open new Myanmar embassies in Riyadh in 2007 and in Kuwait in 2009.
He retired from the Myanmar Foreign service in January 2011 and since August 2012 he has been involved in Track II diplomacy by attending some of the conferences and workshops in the region. He is also a part-time adviser to the International Management Group (IMG), an intergovernmental organization, for the implementation of capacity building projects for Myanmar civil service with funds provided by the Government of Norway and EU.
He is now Joint Secretary of the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies in Yangon, Myanmar.
H.E. U Wyn Lwin (Member - MISIS)
U Wynn Lwin joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1960-61 as Third Secretary/ Assistant Head of Branch. He has served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Myanmar Missions in the various positions. He was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of India in 1992 with concurrent accreditation to Iran, Nigeria and Mauritius and retired in 2000.
During his service at the Ministry, he had joined various negotiations with other countries. He also served as the Advisor in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Home Affairs as well as the Secretary to the Myanmar Human Rights Committee.
He is now serving as the Chairman of the Jivita Dana (Charity Hospital for Monks) as well as the Member of the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies.
Dr. U Khin Maung Nyunt (Member - MISIS)
Tutor, Assistant Lecturer, Lecture, Professor in Modern History, Political Science, International Relations, Yangon University, Mandalay University, Mawlamyine College. Professor, Emeritus Professor, History Department, Archaeology Department, International Relations Department, Department of Buddhist history and Art at International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University Yangon,
Director-General, Fine Arts Department, Director General, Historical Research Department, Director General. General, Archaeology Department 1976-1982, 1987-1989. Member of Myanmar Historical Commission 1989, till today member of Chief E.C Committee. Myanmar Writer's and Journalist Association.
Presentations at International and Regional for a such as UNESCO, ASEAN, East Asian etc. on Myanmar history, archaeology, culture, and international relations. Supervises for Ph.D Dissertations.
College text books, tourist guide books, travelogues, short stories. Articles in English & Burmese in Periodicals. Broadcasting and TV interviews.