Myanmar Musings #3: The Chin Institute of Social Science

I recently traveled to Falam, Chin State (train to Mandalay then two days via motorbike) and recorded this podcast with Joe Decker, Academic Director at the Chin Institute of Social Science. It was an interesting trip for me and I laid a lot of the groundwork for carrying out research on their brewing cultures over the next couple of years, mostly thanks to Joe’s initial introductions.

This podcast covers the Institute’s founding, methods, teachers and students. Chin State is a unique place in the world that was closed to most foreign researchers for decades until 2014.