Lead Researcher, The Asia Foundation
Jessica Olney (@jessica_olney_1) specializes in community engagement in fragile contexts. As a practitioner, researcher and facilitator with 15 years of experience in South and Southeast Asia, she has led studies and written analyses on the Rohingya crisis for Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The Asia Foundation, and Peace Research Institute Oslo. She currently serves as Visiting Researcher at Centre for Peace and Justice, Brac University, where she designed projects for civic engagement and peace education implemented amongst host and refugee communities in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. She holds a bachelor in political science from the University of Pennsylvania and a masters in leadership for sustainability education from Portland State University.
Barrister, Centre for Peace and Justice, Brac University
Manzoor Hasan (@Manzoor__Hasan) is the Executive Director of the Centre for Peace and Justice of BRAC University and the Chairperson of ActionAid International Bangladesh. He served as the Director of BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (2006-2012) and the Deputy Executive Director of BRAC (2004-2006). He was also the founding Executive Director of Transparency International Bangladesh (1996 to 2003) and subsequently the Regional Director (Asia-Pacific) of Transparency International, Berlin. Mr. Hasan is a public policy reform specialist with nearly two decades of experience in capacity building and institutional strengthening aimed at strengthening governance in Bangladesh. His expertise includes in-depth knowledge and understanding of institutional reform priorities and he is a legal and policy expert. In 2003, he was awarded the Honour of the Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for his service to Transparency International. Mr. Hasan has graduated from the London School of Economics and is a member of the English and Bangladesh Bar. He is currently serving on a number of boards of non-governmental organizations and companies.