Liam Chinn joined the United Religions Initiative (URI) team as director of Evaluation and Learning in March 2013. For the past decade he has worked with international and local NGOs on governance and peacebuilding programs in multiple countries across Asia, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Timor-Leste, where he directed a USAID funded conflict mitigation program. He brings extensive expertise in program development and evaluation and will guide URI as it begins to build regional impact evaluation strategies. He has a long held passion for promoting greater engagement of civil society in the development process, authoring several surveys on community level conflict and the role of local leaders – including religious leaders – in bridge building. Liam holds a Master's degree in International Relations from the University of Chicago and is an avid cook, trained in both Thai and Cantonese cuisines.