Min Zaw Oo currently serves as executive director at the Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security, which implements research and analysis on security issues and the peace process. Min was also an adviser to the Peace Commission under the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government until the military coup. Min set up the first joint-ceasefire mechanism in Myanmar to implement the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) and multiple bilateral ceasefire agreements as the executive director of the Technical Secretariat Centre of the Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee (JMC). Min directed the ceasefire negotiation and implementation program at Myanmar Peace Centre, facilitating negotiations to achieve the NCA and 15 bilateral ceasefire agreements. Min was also instrumental in rebuilding relations between the United States and Myanmar after Myanmar's transition in 2011. Min was the director of research and monitoring and evaluation at Democracy International, where he supported USAID’s election reform project in Afghanistan. He was also the director of research at IDS International, where he implemented research projects to support the U.S. military’s Human Terrain System in Afghanistan. Min received a PhD and MS in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University and an MA in security studies from Georgetown University.

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