Member Profile

Briefing Background

Theara Khoun is a Research Fellow at the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP) and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree of Public Policy at the Australian National University, Australia. He earned his BA in International Studies graduated with honors from the Department of International Studies, Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) and in Law from the University of Cambodia (UC) in 2012.​​​ Over the past four years, KHOUN had been employed as a Foreign Affairs and Political Reporter for the Voice of America (VOA) Khmer Service, and most recently a Political Research Officer for the Australian Embassy in Cambodia. He has been authored and co-authored of several books, journal articles, working papers and online publications concerning the over-arching issues of transitional justice, Khmer Rouge genocide, media landscape and reform, regional security, political and economic development, and power relations.


Current Employment


Theara, K. (2015). Cambodia’s Changing Media Landscape: Reform or Debilitated. Cambodian Communication Review 2014, Department of Media and Communication, Royal University of Phnom Penh.
Theara, K. (Apr, 2014). Can Cambodia’s Media Reform? The Diplomat Magazine. Online access:
Theara, K. (Jan, 2014). Cambodia: Politics and a Legacy of Trauma. Middle East-Asia Project, Middle East Institute, The United States of America. Online access:
Theara, K. (July, 2012). [Revised Edition] Rethinking ASEAN Preventive Diplomacy and Policy Responses. Research Compilation of International Conference on International Relations and Development, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
Theara, K. (July, 2012). Rethinking ASEAN Preventive Diplomacy and Policy Responses. Honors Thesis. Institute of Foreign Languages, Royal University of Phnom Penh.
Theara, K. & Chansok, L. (February, 2012). In Pursuit of Transnational Justice in Cambodia: From Theoretical to Pragmatic Applications. CICP Working Paper No. 47. Phnom Penh: Cambodian Institute of Cooperation and Peace.

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Contact Information

Full name::Theara Khoun
City:Phnom Penh
Registered:Monday 16 November 2015