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Courses Taught

All courses listed below were taught at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa during my time as a doctoral student in my capacity as a Lecturer and a Teaching Assistant between 2017-2021. Syllabuses and course evaluations are available upon request. 

Introduction to Global Politics (POLS 150)

International Relations (POLS 316)

Contemporary Asian Civilizations (ASAN 312)

Topics in Southeast Asia (ASAN 202)

Presentations & Proceedings

Media Appearances: 

December 5, 2023. China Global South Project. "Belt and Road Initiative at 10: Milestones and Concerns Across Southeast Asia" by Randy Mulyanto.

November 7, 2023. Kiripost. "Strengthening Resilience Key to Coping with Crises" by Yatt Malai. 

March 2, 2023. Southeast Asia Globe. "Cambodia's elders struggling without welfare or family support" by Leila Goldstein.


​January 30, 2023. Hello VOA: Women and Leadership. "Doing Research in Cambodia: Challenges and Aspirations" by Khan Sokummono. 

September 19, 2022. Kampuchea Thmey Media. What will be the endgame of the Russia-Ukraine War (in Khmer). Cambodian TV Program.

Invited Talks​​

Empowering the State: Unveiling Cambodia’s Welfare Policy Impact on Governance, National University of Singapore | Singapore | April 19, 2024. Recording: TBA

How welfare policy promotes authoritarian legitimacy: The case of CambodiaStanford University, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center | Stanford, CA, USA | Guest Speaker | November 29, 2023. Recording:

Impact of China's Belt and Road Initiative on Southeast Asia, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center for Southeast Asian Studies | Panelist | Honolulu, HI, USA | November 15, 2023. Recording:

Publishing in Leading Development Journals, The Cambodia Development Resource Institute 4th Researcher Conversation Series on Meeting the Editors | Panelist | Phnom Penh, Cambodia | December 16, 2022. Recording available at:


Urban Transformation and Socio-Economic Changes in Post-COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery, The Asia Foundation's Ponlok Chomnes National Policy Forum | Panelist | Phnom Penh, Cambodia | October 26-27, 2022. Recording available at:


Welfare Politics in Cambodia, University of Michigan, Center for Southeast Asian Studies | Guest Lecturer | Ann Arbor, MI, USA | September 9, 2022. Recording available at:


Conferences / Symposiums:

Inclusion Matters: Addressing the Higher Education Gender Gap and Marginalization, Open Society Foundations Reassigned Grant Unit Forum | Panelist | Belgrade, Serbia | August 15-17, 2023

Social Welfare Policy as an Anti-Democratic Tool, Association of Asian Studies (AAS) 2023 Annual Conference | Boston, MA, USA | March 16-19, 2023


The Impacts of Covid-19 on the Tourism Sector in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG) Winter Conference | Salt Lake City, UT, USA | January 5-8, 2023

A Reform Strategy that Sustains Authoritarianism in Cambodia, 79th Annual Midwest Political Science Conference | Chicago, IL, USA | April 7-10, 2022 [Hybrid]


Civil Society’s Role in Development: A Case Study of HelpAge Organization with Ageing Policy Development in Cambodia, Ageing and Social Change: Tenth Interdisciplinary Conference | University of British Columbia | Vancouver, BC, Canada (September 24-25, 2020) [Virtual]


Seminar on Narrative Politics, The Gregynog Ideas Lab IX Summer School | University of Manchester, Politics Department | Mid Wales, United Kingdom (July 13-17, 2020) [Virtual]


Aging as a Political Subject: The Rationale Behind Cambodia National Ageing Policy, 78th Annual Midwest Political Science Conference | Midwest Political Science Association | Chicago, IL, USA | (April 16-19, 2020) [Virtual]


Understanding Civil Society Diplomacy in Southeast Asia in the 21st Century, New Directions in Diplomacy Panel | International Political Science Association 25th World Congress of Political Science | Brisbane, Australia (July 21-25, 2018)


Aging in Developing World: Long-term Welfare Policy for the Ageing Population in Cambodia, Aging and Society: Seventh Interdisciplinary Conference and the Ageing and Society Research Network University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, California (November 3-4, 2017)


The impact of War and Conflict on Social Economic Security of Population in Cambodia, Approaches to Security in the Asia-Pacific Region | 58th International Studies Association Annual Convention | Baltimore, Maryland (February 22-25, 2017)


The Country’s Role Ahead in the 21st Century, International Association for Political Science Students New Delhi and Mumbai, India (October 5-15, 2015)


Global Perspectives on Space for Civil Society: Experiences, Challenges and Resistance, Open Society Foundations | University of Oxford | Oxford shire, United Kingdom (March 30 - April 2, 2015)


Road to ASEAN Economic Community 2015, ASEAN Warwick Conference | University of Warwick | Birmingham, United Kingdom (February 21-22, 2015)


Young Diplomat Training, European Academy of Diplomacy | Warsaw, Poland (February 5-20, 2015)


Soft Diplomacy Vs. Hard Diplomacy, NATO Summit Analysis Symposium | Atlantic Council of the UK | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom (December 5, 2014)


Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth Program, Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs | Tokyo and Hiroshima, Japan (December 6-14, 2013)


The New Landscape of Global Politics, Center for Global Politics of the Free University of Berlin & Fudan University | Shanghai, China (August 1-15, 2013)

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