Dr David Roberts

Published: 7 Oct 2016


My knowledge of Cambodia derives from undergraduate study of international politics of Cambodia that created the refugee situation on the Thai-Cambodian border. My PhD research examined Cambodian political culture and social resistance to and adoption of UN and liberal interventionism. I have published a monograph and many scholarly articles, interviewed various elites and conducted hundreds of interviews of Cambodian people on the subject of refugees and internally-displaced people. I also lecture at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and for the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, which trains UN and State diplomats and military officers. I have been visiting and living in the country almost continuously since 1991, including during the war.