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December 13, 2016
Since 2007, Politico has been feeding the insatiable appetites of DC insiders, policy wonks, hill staffers, as well as poli-sci students across the country with political analysis on the day-to-day of American democracy in action. In 2015, Politico launched... Read More
December 09, 2016
Overwhelmingly, IRI's Vulnerability to Corruption Assessment (VCA) found that citizen participation and engagement are critical to addressing corruption and advancing Decentralization and Deconcentration Reforms in Cambodia. October 2016 marked twenty-five years since the end of the conflict in... Read More
May 11, 2016
In the recently released world report from Reporters without Borders, Cambodia ranked a dismal 128 out of 180 on the World Press Freedom Index. There continues to be crack downs on bloggers, political opposition, and environmental journalists. Recently, a student was arrested for making “... Read More
October 28, 2015
Despite making up over two-thirds of the population of Cambodia, youth remain marginalized by numerous political, societal and economic challenges.  One of the primary challenges that confronts youth in Cambodia is that despite their numerical size, politicians over the age of 30 still... Read More
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Theodore Wilhite

Assistant Program Officer, Asia Division
August 10, 2015
As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) becomes an increasingly integrated community, the region’s youth from Jakarta to Manila and Yangon to Bangkok are connecting at unprecedented rates and taking a larger role in addressing their communities’ most challenging issues.  Over... Read More
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Theodore Wilhite

Assistant Program Officer, Asia Division
April 13, 2015
The USAID-created initiative #LetGirlsLearn is more than just a popular hashtag raising awareness around the world about women’s inequality in education, but rather a call-to-action for governments, civil society organizations and civic leaders to... Read More
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Theodore Wilhite

Assistant Program Officer, Asia Division
March 31, 2015
Standing proud at five-foot-one, to the untrained eye, Ms. Linda Eang may not appear an imposing figure.  It is a mistake that has cost her debate opponents dearly. With an ear trained to listen and mind quick to formulate a well-laid out argument, Linda Eang has earned her reputation as a... Read More
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Theodore Wilhite

Assistant Program Officer, Asia Division
March 24, 2015
Cambodia has one of the youngest populations in the world. In fact two out of every three Cambodians are under the age of 25. Yet despite the overwhelming number of youth, Cambodia’s government is comprised of older leaders, effectively marginalizing the country’s youth in decision-making. ... Read More
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Theodore Wilhite

Assistant Program Officer, Asia Division
November 14, 2014
Since 2011, Phnom Penh-based Young Women Leadership Network (YWLN) has encouraged young women in Cambodia to engage with their communities and work toward positive changes in government and social development.  Through training programs that focus on empowerment, effective advocacy and... Read More
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Theodore Wilhite

Assistant Program Officer, Asia Division