Theary Seng is a Cambodian-American lawyer, prominent human rights activist, and an author. She is the Founder and Director of the Center for Justice and Reconciliation. Theary is an Executive Committee member of the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in the East Asia & Pacific (ANSA-EAP), which is overseen by the Ateneo School of Government. She is a member of the World Forum for Democratization in Asia (WFDA), the World Movement for Democracy, and the Non-Governmental Process of the Community of Democracies. Theary was a Board member of the Cambodian Living Arts (Silapak Khmer Amatak, which produced Where Elephants Weep), and co-founder and former Vice-President of the Women’s Association of Small & Medium Businesses (WASMB) in Cambodia.
Theary graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (Washington, DC) with a degree in Bachelor of Science in International Politics in 1995, and from the University of Michigan Law School with a Juris Doctor in 2000. Theary is a member of the New York Bar Association and American Bar Association.