Zaceu Lian

Senior Project Officer – Myanmar

Zaceu Lian is an expert on the politics of Myanmar and he joined HD as a Senior Project Officer in 2014. He previously worked as a translator for the 2012 talks in Yangon between the Government of Myanmar and the Chin National Front. He had also held several related leadership roles, serving as the General Secretary for both the Burmese Community Organization of Manitoba and the Chin Christian Fellowship of Canada, as President of the Chin Student Union of North America, and as Assistant General Secretary for the ‘Committee for Non-Violent Action in Burma’. Zaceu has spoken to the media and at conferences on many occasion as an expert on the political situation in Myanmar. He has also published articles on the country in journals and magazines. Zaceu has a degree in Political Science, Rhetoric & Comunications from the University of Winnipeg in Canada, and a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto, where his main research subject was ‘Institutional Design for Divided Societies: A Blue-Print for a Multi-ethnic Burma’.


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