Director, Cambodia Peace Museum
Nikki has been working in Cambodia since 2014, though her interest and commitment to the country began in 2009 during her first visit to the country. She is in her fifth year at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS), with a focus strategic partnership development prior to leading the Cambodia Peace Museum project. Nikki has seven years experience in proposal development and donor liaison in the United States and internationally. She holds a Masters degree from Boston College’s School of Social Work, where she specialised in international social work, and a Bachelors in Social Work from Western Connecticut State University.
Since January 2016 she has led the development of the Cambodia Peace Museum project, slated to open in 2018 in Battambang province. In this role, Nikki is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the museum, including establishing the museum’s archival collections and exhibits, partnerships and fundraising, and events to promote the museum.
Peace Museum Site Manager
Bunthan brings more than 10 years of experience in administration and human resources, most recently with Caritas Cambodia in Siem Reap. From Siem Reap, Bunthan joined CPCS as the Administrative Assistant and Librarian before being promoted to the Cambodia Peace Museum Site Manager in 2018. Bunthan has an Associate Degree in Science and Technology.
Soth Plai Ngarm
Soth Plai Ngarm is a Cambodian peace activist and researcher who holds a Masters degree in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, UK. Having worked throughout South East Asia on post-conflict issues, nationalism, and ethnic identity, Ngarm has accrued vast experience in the field as a peacebuilder, facilitator, and researcher.
Ngarm is the co-author of Introduction to Peace Studies & Research Methods (ACT, 1996), a member of the Applied Conflict Transformation Studies (ACTS) MA programme, and is the Cambodian National Coordinator of the South East Asian Conflict Studies Network (SEACSN). He is also a founding member and former director of the Cambodian based NGO Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT).