His Excellency Dr. Kao Kim Hourn

 

H.E. Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; President of University of Cambodia
 

Curriculum Vitae of Dr. KAO KIM HOURN

 
Dr. Kao was born in Cambodia and educated in the United States of America. Over the years, he had attended many national, regional and international meetings (bilateral and multilateral; official and track-two). As a scholar and a diplomat, he had made various contributions to both Cambodia and ASEAN.
 
EDUCATION:
 
  • Diploma, Herndon High School, Herndon, Virginia, U.S., June 1985.
  • B.A., Asian Studies, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, U.S., May 1989.
  • M.A., International Affairs, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, U.S., March 1991.
  • M.A., Political Science, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, U.S., June 1991.
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa, U.S.A., May 2001.
  • Honorary Doctor of Public Service, Ohio University, U.S.A., June 2007.
 
CURRENT APPOINTMENTS:
  • Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Royal Government of Cambodia, since 2004.
  • President and Founder, The University of Cambodia, since 2003.
  • Professor of Political Science, The University of Cambodia, since 2003.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, since 2004.
  • Secretary-General, Asia Economic Forum, since 2005.
  • Vice Chairman, Advisory Board, International Relations Institute of Cambodia, Office of the Council of Ministers, Cambodia, since 2006.
  • Secretary-General, Asia Faiths Development Dialogue, since 2006.
  • Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Radio Southeast Asia, since March 2007.
  • Member, International Council, The Asia Society, since 2004.
 
PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS:
  • Member, High Level Task Force on Drafting the ASEAN Charter, 2007.
  • Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Royal Government of Cambodia (with the rank of Undersecretary of State), 2001-2004.
  • Executive Director, Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP), 1994-2004.
  • Lead Professor, Training Program of Officials, Royal School of Administration, 2000-2001.
  • Secretary General, CSCAP Cambodia, 2001-2004.
  • Member, The Eminent Intellectuals for the ASEAN+3 Study Group on the Promotion and Facilitation of Exchange of People and Human Resource Development, 2003.
  • Member, International Council, The Asia Society, 2002-2003.
  • Member, Supreme National Economic Council (with the rank of Minister), Cambodia, 1999-2001.
  • Adviser to Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Cambodia, 1996-1998.
  • Director, Khmer International Relations Institute, 1993-1994.
 
AWARDS:
  • Royal Order of Monisaraphon, Officer, 2003.
  • Royal Order of Monisaraphon, Chevalier, 2003.
  • Royal Order of Monisaraphon, Commander, 2006.
  • Royal Order of Cambodia, Grand Officer, 2007.
  • Royal Order of Sowathara, Grand Officer, 2007
 
PUBLICATIONS: A selected list of publications:
  1. Whispering in the Ears of Power: The Role of ASEAN Track-Two Diplomacy (Phnom Penh: CICP, 2003).
  2. Cambodia’s Foreign Policy and ASEAN: From Nonalignment to Engagement (Phnom Penh: CICP, 2002).
  3. “Cambodia’s Security in 2001,” in Christopher A. McNally and Charles E. Morrison (Tokyo: JCIE, 2001) and “Cambodia’s Security in 2000,” in Richard Baker and Charles Morrison, eds., Asia Pacific Security Outlook 2000 (Tokyo: JCIE, 2000).
  4. “The Challenges of Intervention for Cambodian Think Tanks,” in Diane Stone, ed., Banking on Knowledge: The Genesis of the Global Development Network (London: Routledge, 2000).
  5. The Greater Mekong Subregion and ASEAN: From Backwaters to Headwaters, co-edited with Jeffrey A. Kaplan, (Phnom Penh: CICP, 2000),
  6. Principles under Pressure: Cambodia and ASEAN’s Non-Interference Policy, co-edited with Jeffrey A. Kaplan (Phnom Penh: CICP, 1999).
  7. ASEAN-10 is Born: Commemorating Cambodia’s Entry into ASEAN, compiled (Phnom Penh: CICP, 1999).
  8. Cambodian Approach to Conflict Resolution, co-authored with Samraing Kamsan, (Phnom Penh: CICP, 1998).
  9. Dynamo or Dynamite?: Cambodia’s Future in ASEAN, co-edited with Jeffrey A. Kaplan, (London: ASEAN Academic Press, 1998).
  10. “Cambodia and the International Community: The Road Ahead,” in Frederick Z. Brown and David G.  Timberman (eds.) Cambodia and the International Community: The Quest for Peace, Development, and Democracy, (New York and Singapore: Asia Society and Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1998).
  11. Peace and Cooperation in ASEAN: Alternative Paradigms, co-edited with Din Merican, London: ASEAN Academic Press, 1997.
  12. ASEAN Free Trade Agreement: Implications and Future Directions, co-edited with Sara Kanter, London: ASEAN Academic Press, 1997.

 


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