As a reader of my blog, you know that I am deeply committed to assisting the people of Cambodia in improving their lives and their country. Sharing this commitment are the members of my team at the U.S. Embassy – which includes Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung – and remarkable organizations like the ones that I like to write about in my blog. Recently, Julie visited the Center for Khmer Studies (CKS), a premier international research center in Cambodia. Based in Siem Reap, CKS supports and participates in a wide variety of research programs. Dr. Krisna Uk, Executive Director of CKS, gave an overview of the center’s work to support research, teaching, and public service in the social sciences, arts, and humanities in Cambodia. Krisna is a distinguished international scholar, having studied and received degrees from universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. She has worked extensively in Cambodia, from documenting the lives of the Jarai ethnic minority for her PhD to researching the impact of landmines and unexploded ordnances in communities living in high risk areas.
Read the US Ambassador’s blog about the Embassy’s visit to CKS Headquarters