Faculty Member

Moe Thuzar

Lead Researcher (socio-cultural), ASEAN Studies Centre, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute,


Moe Thuzar is Lead Researcher (socio-cultural) at the ASEAN Studies Centre of the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, and an ISEAS Fellow.  She is concurrently co-coordinator of the Myanmar Studies Programme at ISEAS.   Prior to joining ISEAS, she headed the Human Development Unit at the ASEAN Secretariat. At ISEAS, she has co-authored “Myanmar: Life After Nargis” with Pavin Chachavalpongpun (ISEAS:2009), and co-edited “Urbanisation in Southeast Asia: Issues and Impacts” with Yap Kioe Sheng (ISEAS:2012).  Moe has contributed extensively to compendia and edited volumes on ASEAN and on Myanmar. Under her ASEAN research, Moe monitors regional integration moves under the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community.  Her research focus for 2017-18 is on migration issues, and climate change/environmental cooperation in ASEAN.  For Myanmar, Moe monitors Myanmar’s ongoing transition issues, and was involved in advising Myanmar’s ASEAN chairmanship in 2014.  A former diplomat, she will research Burma/Myanmar’s post-World War II diplomatic history for her PhD.