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Me Me Khant

Me Me Khant

Me Me Khant

Yangon
Myanmar
MA in International Policy
School of Humanities and Sciences

Me Me Khant, from Yangon, Myanmar, is pursuing a master’s degree in international policy at Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences. She graduated from Centre College with a bachelor’s degree in international studies and a minor in French. Me Me currently works for promoting peace, reconciliation, and democracy in Myanmar and is a staunch advocate for civil liberties and human rights. As a poet and diaspora activist, she has been at the forefront of speaking out against the Myanmar military for atrocities that the military has committed including the Rohingya genocide; she has organized and mobilized thousands from Burmese diaspora in global rallies and protests.  She has also published poetry since circa 2013 and has performed her poetry on prominent media outlets such as Mizzima TV and events such as SEA People's Summit. Previously, she had worked for at Camino Seguro (Safe Passage) in Guatemala, the Delegation of the European Union in Myanmar, and JFP Holdings in Beijing, China. She was awarded Nayef Samhat Prize from Centre which recognizes "graduating senior majoring in international studies judged by the program faculty to have shown the greatest promise to advance peace and justice in international affairs."

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