Moe Thuzar is Lead Researcher (Socio-Cultural) at the ASEAN Studies Centre of the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. She is concurrently Fellow at the Regional Socio-Cultural Studies Programme and 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 “Do Young People Know ASEAN” with Eric Thompson and Chulanee Thianthai (ISEAS:2016). She 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. She is researching Burma/Myanmar's post-World War II diplomatic history for her PhD.
Ms. Hoang Thi Ha is Lead Researcher (II) for Political & Security Affairs and her research interests focus on political and security issues in ASEAN, ASEAN’s external relations and its institutional building. Ms. Ha joined the ASEAN Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam in 2004. She then moved on to work at the ASEAN Secretariat for nine years with her last post being Assistant Director, Head of the Political Cooperation Division. Ms. Ha holds an MA in International Relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam.