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December 28, 2013, to January 12, 2014

Explore the isolated “Golden Land” of Burma with Hoover Institution senior fellow Larry Diamond, ’74, MA ’78, PhD ’80.

Ruled by a dictatorial military government, most Burmese people have managed to retain their traditional ways, their lives imbued with Theravada Buddhism and animist religious beliefs. Travel from the British colonial city of Rangoon to Inle Lake in scenic Shan state. Tour the old royal capital city of Mandalay and view hundreds of temple ruins in Bagan. Cruise for five days up and down the broad Irrawaddy River aboard the brand-new colonial-style river cruiser, Paukan 2007. Go ashore to visit historic monasteries and remote villages with bustling local markets, and explore lavishly gilded stupas and ancient pagodas.


from $9,795


Larry Diamond
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

As a scholar of democracy, development and the rule of law, Larry focuses on the current political scene in the countries we visit and the issues and challenges they face.

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