Derek Mitchell

National Democratic Institute


Derek Mitchell is the president of the National Democratic Institute. He was U.S. ambassador to Myanmar from 2012 to 2016.

Featured Work

Aung San Suu Kyi, state counsellor of Myanmar. CREDIT: <a href="">Claude TRUONG-NGOC (CC)</a>

JAN 26, 2018 Podcast

Moral Leadership Missing in Burma, with Ambassador Derek Mitchell

Former ambassador to Burma Derek Mitchell examines the complex situation there, including the roots of the ongoing Rohingya crisis and China's influence there. Aung San ...

FEB 8, 2017 Podcast

Former U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar Reflects on the Democratic Transition

What were Myanmar's major challenges during its transition to democracy--and indeed to this day? What was the U.S. role in the transition? What is ...