Home Email


Background photo courtesy of Wasitthee Chaiyakan

Media Appearances & Public Engagement

I have been interviewed frequently  regarding events in Burma, but I am also consulted on a range of historical topics by documentary film makers who contribute to the BBC, the History Channel and other outlets. I also give talks to extra-academic groups with particular interests in Southeast Asia, warfare, or transportation. My media appearances and other podcast and videotaped events are linked to this page.

Screen Shot 2015-11-07 at 00.29.21

NBC Nightly News interview 2010 November 05

Screen Shot 2015-11-07 at 00.33.38

2009 November 02 Orwell Prize Roundtable on Burma


"The Railways of Burma – Their Development and their Personnel" Families in British India Society Talk, 2015 May 23 (Sorry, no media link yet)

Screen Shot 2015-11-07 at 09.22.02

Making Sense of Strange Places: Mining and Railway Construction in Burma and the Gold Coast, Talk at the U. of Michigan, 2010 September 17 (introduced by Vic Lieberman)

Screen Shot 2015-11-07 at 09.34.28

Sky News interview, 2008 May 8

Screen Shot 2015-11-07 at 11.19.09

Jeep Railway in Burma, SEA Centre Talk, 2009

Screen Shot 2016-05-24 at 07.30.32

Research Conference on Burma's Rohingya Genocide at Oxford, 2016 May 11

Screen Shot 2016-05-24 at 07.49.52

Q&A Session for the Rohingya Conference