Bridget Welsh is Associate Professor at John Cabot University, a Senior Research Associate at NTU, a Senior Associate Fellow THC and a University Fellow of CDU. She analyzes Southeast Asian politics, especially Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Indonesia. She is committed to engagement, fostering mutual understanding and empowerment.
Giving Back

Celebrations of Love

This month Hoa would have celebrated her birthday. She would have joined multiple joyous events this year with her friends. Central among the festivities has been the weddings of some of her dearest friends, who helped her during battle with cancer and shared her life with joy and laughter. In July, Dominic married Ninh in...

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Project Malot Marches On

Over the last year, there has been considerable transition on my end (with my departure from Singapore), but there has been continuity with the support for education efforts in the Malot village tract in Myanmar near Bogalay. After a tremendously successful fund-raiser in Singapore in January of 2014, thanks to the kindness of my former...

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A Visit to Hanoi

I cannot visit Vietnam without thinking about Hoa. Arriving at the airport makes me recall similar moments on route to see her in hospital or celebrate her life. The city itself brings back even more memories – of her favorite food, of the bustle in which she grew up, of laughter. It is over four...

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Project Malot Fundraiser 2013 details

In Celebration of a New Year and in the continued spirit of friendship Project Malot Fundraiser 2013 The Irish Graduates Association of Singapore and Project Malot Organizers Invite You to An Irish Musical Extravaganza in Singapore. Featuring the cream of Singapore’s Irish Traditional Musicians on Friday, January 10th From 7.30 pm    (For detailed information...

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Project Malot Update: Expansion and Commitment

Project Malot Update: Expansion and Commitment

Reflections on 2013 As the year draws to a close it is fitting to reflect on the year past. We are happy to report that 2013 was a good year for Project Malot highlighting an expansion and deepening of the commitment to the engagement and education of the community. In 2013 earlier recipients of the...

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Project Malot Annual Fundraiser 2013

This year we will meet again in October in Singapore to raise funds for scholarships and tuition support for Burmese students in the village track of Malot in the Irrawaddy Delta. A share of the funds raised will be contributed to improvements of the sanitation facilities of the school The event will be held in...

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How in the World Did Myanmar Go From Dictatorship to Near Democracy Overnight?

Posted on Forbes.com Sometimes it’s the little things—small acts of courage or kindness—that change the world in a big way, writes Darlene Damm (@darlenedamm).   When I was studying at Stanford University in the late 1990s, there was a student debate on campus—should one choose a career saving the world, or “sell out” and better their own individual...

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Bringing Sunshine – Hoa’s Spirit Shines

Bringing Sunshine – Hoa’s Spirit Shines

It is rainy and chilly in January 2013 in Hanoi, but the spirit of sunshine continues to live on. To bring in the New Year of 2013 we made a donation to Thuy’s Dream in the memory of Hoa. While I carried the donations and thoughts of many of Hoa’s friends, I was joined by...

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Taking Stock: Project Malot November 2012

Taking Stock: Project Malot November 2012

In gorgeous sunny weather, across the bumpy roads and the Irrawaddy River, I visited the Malot village track this November. The purpose of the trip was to deliver the funds to build a new ceiling for the school, support minor repairs and a fresh coat of paint and provide additional support for the tuition fees...

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