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OU Virak

Chen Heang earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Cambodia in 2019. He was a Young Research Fellow 2020 at Future Forum and his research of interest is Cambodia’s Strategic Location Under China’s Sea Power Projection. He contributed some opinion piece articles to both local and regional news outlets, radio talk shows, and public conferences. Before joining Future Forum, he had experience in NGOs and private institutes. He has participated in numerous conferences across ASEAN including IR, diplomacy, development programs, and also attempted some competition in Cambodia. Heang was awarded an Academic Excellence Award for the last two years in a row in his BA academic year and was the runner-up in the Cambodia-China Diplomatic Relations Quiz on National TV. In addition to his academic background, he earned the first Dan of black-belt as a Karate Practitioner in 2015 and also won two medals in the Shotokan Karate-Do Championship Competition at Olympic Stadium.

CHEN Heang

Program Coordinator


Bachelor's Degree in International Relations, University of Cambodia


Chinese Infrastructure Investment (BRI) in Cambodia, Cambodia Security, and China's Sea Power Projection

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