Aung Myo Hein is a development and peacebuilding professional dedicated to helping Burma/Myanmar become a more peaceful, democratic and developed nation. As the social cohesion program manager at Search for Common Ground from 2018 to 2022, he oversaw and implemented projects to prevent conflicts and build social cohesion in different parts of the country, including his home state, Rakhine, where he sought the resolution of conflicts between Rakhine and Rohingya communities. From 2015 to 2017, he served as the program development officer for the USAID Office of Transitional Initiatives and supported local civil society organizations and nongovernmental organizations in developing projects on conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
Aung Myo has experience with the Early Warning and Early Response system, facilitating interfaith and inter-communal dialogues, countering mis/disinformation and hate speech, and digital peacebuilding. He seeks to build social cohesion through better governance and increase public participation in law reform and peace processes. At the Keough School, he plans to learn more theory and build practical skills to prevent further conflict and find resolutions that will create durable peace in his homeland. As a master of global affairs student, Aung Myo is the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.