18276Undergraduate Commencement 2007..Kao, president and founder of the University of Cambodia, earned master's degrees in political science and international affairs from Ohio in 1991. In his role as president, he is pursuing the development of several collaborative programs between the University of Cambodia and Ohio University that allow participants to share ideas, scholars and cultures. He also is the director of the Cambodian Institute of Cooperation and Peace, which is the country's only think tank and serves as an independent voice on important issues such as security, economics and the role of women in Southeast Asia...As Cambodia's secretary of state, he addresses legal and societal issues related to justice and reconciliation involving the Khmer Rouge regime. An accomplished author, he has authored many publications on the security, diplomacy and politics of Cambodia and Southeast Asia. He will receive his honorary degree at the afternoon undergraduate ceremony on June 9.