Sasiwan Chingchit is The Asia Foundation’s program officer for Conflict and Development and a non-resident WSD-Handa Fellow at the Pacific Forum, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Prior to joining the Foundation, she was an independent research consultant on Thailand’s domestic politics, security and foreign policy in Washington, DC and provided assistance in research on South and Southeast Asia at the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) and the Stimson Center. Before 2011, Sasiwan was a lecturer at the Prince of Songkla University, leading and contributing to various research projects on conflict resolution, civil society and autonomy in Thailand’s insurgency-ridden Southern provinces. Her project at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), in New Delhi in 2013-2014, explored the potential of greater Indo-Thai defence and security cooperation. Sasiwan holds an MA and MPhil. in political science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, and a B.A. in international relations from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.