U Thant House hosted a discussion on US-Myanmar relations with Professor David Steinberg of Georgetown University. Professor Steinberg is one of America's top Myanmar scholar, the author of many books, and was a resident of Yangon in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Mr Filippo Grandi visited U Thant House and met with Dr. Thant Myint-U. Mr. Grandi also met with twenty other invited Myanmar guests over lunch and an informal discussion on "Global Refugee Challenges". Mr. Grandi and Dr. Thant Myint-U have known each other since the summer of 1987. Mr. Grandi was then working for the NGO COERR in Thailand and Dr. Thant Myint-U was an intern with the UN's Border Relief Operation. They worked closely together