Our Staff

Anirudh Singh Bhati, Executive Director Anirudh is an India-qualified lawyer with over six years of experience counseling clients in Cambodia and India. He obtained dual degrees in commerce and law from Gujarat National Law University in India. He is attached as counsel with a Cambodian firm providing legal consulting services in Cambodia. He has also worked with international organizations as a consultant on constitutional and legislative matters. He is a co-founder with Wikimedia India, a non-profit dedicated to the advocacy of free knowledge. Wikimedia India is an recognized chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation, the international charity which operates Wikipedia and its sister projects. Anirudh is admitted to practice as an advocate with the Bar Council of India and the state Bar Council of Gujarat. Anirudh speaks English, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu and Khmer.

Anirudh Singh Bhati, Executive Director

Anirudh is an India-qualified lawyer with over six years of experience counseling clients in Cambodia and India. He obtained dual degrees in commerce and law from Gujarat National Law University in India. He is attached as counsel with a Cambodian firm providing legal consulting services in Cambodia. He has also worked with international organizations as a consultant on constitutional and legislative matters. He is a co-founder with Wikimedia India, a non-profit dedicated to the advocacy of free knowledge. Wikimedia India is an recognized chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation, the international charity which operates Wikipedia and its sister projects. Anirudh is admitted to practice as an advocate with the Bar Council of India and the state Bar Council of Gujarat. Anirudh speaks English, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu and Khmer.

Sarah R. Rose-Jensen, Research Fellow Sarah is a PhD candidate and lecturer at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.  Her doctoral research focuses on the questions of citizenship in terms of land rights social mobilization in Cambodia. Ms. Rose-Jensen has completed more than two years of field research in Cambodia, one year of which was supported by a Fulbright award.  She has also worked as a research consultant for housing and urban issues NGO Sahmakum Teang Tnaut and Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO’s international project.  She is a former founding editor of Unrest Magazine, an online journal of critical conflict theory.  Her professional experience includes work in organized labor and international youth peacebuilding and democracy initiatives.

Sarah R. Rose-Jensen, Research Fellow

Sarah is a PhD candidate and lecturer at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.  Her doctoral research focuses on the questions of citizenship in terms of land rights social mobilization in Cambodia. Ms. Rose-Jensen has completed more than two years of field research in Cambodia, one year of which was supported by a Fulbright award.  She has also worked as a research consultant for housing and urban issues NGO Sahmakum Teang Tnaut and Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO’s international project.  She is a former founding editor of Unrest Magazine, an online journal of critical conflict theory.  Her professional experience includes work in organized labor and international youth peacebuilding and democracy initiatives.

Jonathan Roberts, Research Fellow Jonathan is an aspiring academic and political scientist. He holds degrees in International Development and French from Seattle Pacific University in the United States, and a university diploma of French Studies from the Université Lumière Lyon II in France. Roberts's interest in the political economy of Southeast Asia extends from his research on union fragmentation and dispute resolution in Cambodia’s garment industry. His research interests include: game theory, political economy of development, and foreign aid. Roberts speaks English and French.

Jonathan Roberts, Research Fellow

Jonathan is an aspiring academic and political scientist. He holds degrees in International Development and French from Seattle Pacific University in the United States, and a university diploma of French Studies from the Université Lumière Lyon II in France. Roberts's interest in the political economy of Southeast Asia extends from his research on union fragmentation and dispute resolution in Cambodia’s garment industry. His research interests include: game theory, political economy of development, and foreign aid. Roberts speaks English and French.

 
Jennifer Dodgson, Research Fellow Jennifer has degrees in law and political science from the University of Rennes and Sciences Po Paris, and is currently a PhD student at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. Her research looks at the ways in which governments and citizens discuss and negotiate security policy. Having been intrigued to observe that East Asian governments seem far less vulnerable to public opinion on foreign and defence issues than Western ones, while simultaneously being more sensitive to the effects of economic problems, she is now half-way through a thesis on the topic. She also covers immigration issues and North Korea, writing occasional pieces for NK News. In her spare time, she can be found on her front porch with a beer and a book of pre-Han philosophy. Jennifer speaks English, French, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Laotian.

Jennifer Dodgson, Research Fellow

Jennifer has degrees in law and political science from the University of Rennes and Sciences Po Paris, and is currently a PhD student at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. Her research looks at the ways in which governments and citizens discuss and negotiate security policy. Having been intrigued to observe that East Asian governments seem far less vulnerable to public opinion on foreign and defence issues than Western ones, while simultaneously being more sensitive to the effects of economic problems, she is now half-way through a thesis on the topic. She also covers immigration issues and North Korea, writing occasional pieces for NK News. In her spare time, she can be found on her front porch with a beer and a book of pre-Han philosophy. Jennifer speaks English, French, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Laotian.

Khem Yuos Panha, Research Fellow Panha is a trained economist specializing in international economics and trade. He is currently serving as the Founder-Director of Tisa School in Kampot, where he aims to introduce a modern educational curriculum at an affordable price. Panha was awarded a MEXT Research Scholarship (Monbukagakushō Scholarship) by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. He holds an M.A. in Economics from Waseda University, Tokyo, and B.A in economics from Kobe University. Panha speaks English, Japanese and Khmer.

Khem Yuos Panha, Research Fellow

Panha is a trained economist specializing in international economics and trade. He is currently serving as the Founder-Director of Tisa School in Kampot, where he aims to introduce a modern educational curriculum at an affordable price. Panha was awarded a MEXT Research Scholarship (Monbukagakushō Scholarship) by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. He holds an M.A. in Economics from Waseda University, Tokyo, and B.A in economics from Kobe University. Panha speaks English, Japanese and Khmer.

Nick Le, Research Fellow Nick is an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston, TX. He holds degrees in Accounting and International Business from John Brown University in the United States. His interest ranges from foreign direct investment, economic development, to global affairs and diplomatic relationship of Vietnam. He also has a passion for translating Western works on philosophy, theology, and classical liberalism into Vietnamese. Nick is fluent in Vietnamese and English.

Nick Le, Research Fellow

Nick is an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston, TX. He holds degrees in Accounting and International Business from John Brown University in the United States. His interest ranges from foreign direct investment, economic development, to global affairs and diplomatic relationship of Vietnam. He also has a passion for translating Western works on philosophy, theology, and classical liberalism into Vietnamese. Nick is fluent in Vietnamese and English.

 
Thomas Edward Kingston, Research Fellow Thomas is a graduate of BPP Law School, one of the UK’s foremost schools of law, and is currently reading for an MA in Pacific Asian Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London alongside qualifying as a Barrister. Working and travelling in Asia for a number of years now, he spent a number of months in Cambodia in 2016 working for a leading human rights focused NGO on issues concerning fundamental freedoms and submissions to the UN. In addition to this he’s conducted fieldwork and research in Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar/Burma, Taiwan and Hong Kong – giving him a broad overview of the issues concerning the states of the Asia-Pacific region, with English as a mother tongue, he also speaks/reads French, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian/Malay and Khmer (to varying extents). Thomas is extremely active in the legal and academic circles being member of the Financial Services Lawyers Association, Human Rights Lawyers Association, British Association for Korean Studies, British Postgraduate Network for Chinese Studies, British Japanese Law Association as well as being a committee member of the British Korean Law Association and one of the youngest ever fellows of the Royal Asiatic Society.

Thomas Edward Kingston, Research Fellow

Thomas is a graduate of BPP Law School, one of the UK’s foremost schools of law, and is currently reading for an MA in Pacific Asian Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London alongside qualifying as a Barrister. Working and travelling in Asia for a number of years now, he spent a number of months in Cambodia in 2016 working for a leading human rights focused NGO on issues concerning fundamental freedoms and submissions to the UN. In addition to this he’s conducted fieldwork and research in Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar/Burma, Taiwan and Hong Kong – giving him a broad overview of the issues concerning the states of the Asia-Pacific region, with English as a mother tongue, he also speaks/reads French, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian/Malay and Khmer (to varying extents). Thomas is extremely active in the legal and academic circles being member of the Financial Services Lawyers Association, Human Rights Lawyers Association, British Association for Korean Studies, British Postgraduate Network for Chinese Studies, British Japanese Law Association as well as being a committee member of the British Korean Law Association and one of the youngest ever fellows of the Royal Asiatic Society.

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