Van Cung Lian is also the Director of Victoria Academy, Hakha, and Partnerships Advisor at the Chinbridge Institute. He has led a number of research projects including anti-corruption research in Chin State, and representation and political participation in Chin State, among others. He earned his M.A in “Religion, Politics and Society” from the University of Birmingham, England, in 2016. Van also serves as Assistant Network Secretary in-charge of Chin State Development Actors’ Network.
Van Cung Lian has also participated in a number of professional programs and academic conferences such as the International Conference on Burma Studies (Mandalay, 2017); ASEAN Youth Forum (Singapore 2017); and YSEALI Professional Fellow Program (California, 2018), and NUPI Fellow Program run by the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.