NGOUN Kimly is a university educator, researcher, editor and interpreter. Currently, he serves as Chief Editor and Publication Director at the Asian Vision Institute (AVI). He holds a PhD in Political Science from the Australian National University (2017), a Master of Arts in Southeast Asian Studies from Chulalongkorn University (2007), and a Bachelor of Education majoring in Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (B.Ed., TEFL) from the Royal University of Phnom Penh (2003). Before joining AVI, he had more than ten years of work experience in the education sector. He was a senior lecturer of English and International Studies at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. He also worked for two years as a Khmer-English interpreter and translator at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Dr Kimly has substantial experience in conducting, leading, managing and coordinating different research projects investigating different areas, including education and social research, politics and foreign relations, economy and trade, governance and development, environment and renewable energy, sustainable development, society, culture and religion etc. He has published original research articles in high-quality journals such as Journal of Contemporary Asia, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, and South East Asia Research. He is a reviewer of journal manuscripts related to Cambodia for Journal of Contemporary Asia, Asian Studies Review, and TRaNS: Trans-Regional and-National Studies of Southeast Asia. He has also published op-ed and analytical pieces in New Mandala, East Asia Forum, The Interpreter of the Lowy Institute, and The Cambodia Daily. He has provided expert analysis to various local and international media outlets, including Radio France International (RFI), Voice of America (VOA), Australia’s ABC, The Straits Times, and Nikkei Asian Review.