Kung Phoak
Designation: Senior Research Fellow
Research Interest: Democratization, Good Governance, Foreign Aid, Poverty Reduction, Education, and Agriculture
Email: kung.phoak@gmail.com
Tel: (855) 16 49 48 48

PhD candidate at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom since 2010.

Master of Economic Policy and Graduate Diploma in Public Administration at the Australian National University in Australia

Kung Phoak is a Harvard-Yenching Doctoral Scholar and a PhD candidate at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom since 2010. Currently, he is Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia and Senior Research Fellow at the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace. In the past, he was also a Visiting Researcher at Cornell University and the University of Oxford in 2012 and 2013 respectively. In 2006, he received the Australian Development Scholarship from the Australian government to do his Master of Economic Policy and Graduate Diploma in Public Administration at the Australian National University in Australia. Upon his return to Cambodia, he started working as an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, and was appointed as Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations in 2010. And he was also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambodia in 2008. His research works focus mainly on democratization in developing countries, authoritarian regimes, political parties and elections, foreign aid, anti-corruption strategies, natural resources, development issues, international organizations, and Cambodia-China relations. His writings and comments appear in the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, the Diplomat Magazine, the East Asia Forum, and the Phnom Penh Post.

 

  • 'The Cambodian People's Party: Facing the Leadership Deficit' The Diplomat (this week)
  • 'Cambodia's government should promote political participation', The Cambodia Daily, June 09, 2014
  • 'How universities can help improve the quality of education', The Cambodia Daily, June 04, 2014

 

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