4th Conference

Dr. Jamie Gillen

Jamie
Gillen

Dr. Jamie Gillen has been an assistant professor of geography at the National University of Singapore since 2011.  His primary research and teaching is focused on tourism in Southeast Asia, with a focus on Vietnam. Jamie published a short book in 2016 that summarizes his research on the intersection of entrepreneurialism and tourism in Vietnam. Vietnam is also the centerpiece of other recent publications on topics like the urban-rural binary, the various uses and symbolisms of the motorbike, and the tools used to undertake fieldwork. His current projects include collaborative studies on Asian smallholders and Asian futurities.

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Convenor
Affiliation: 
National University of Singapore
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Professor Jonathan Warren

Jonathan
Warren

Jonathan Warren is a Full Professor of International Studies and Co-Director of the Center for Brazilian Studies, University of Washington, Seattle. He has published extensively in the areas of critical race studies, development, art, and education. Some of his recent work includes “The Diversification of State Power: Vietnam’s Alternative Path to Budgetary Transparency, Accountability and Participation” (in Open Budgets, 2013), “After Colorblindness: Teaching Antiracism to Progressive Whites in the US” (in Teaching Race and Anti-Racism in Contemporary America, 2014), From the Bottom Up (Third World Newsreel, 2015, 61 minutes), and Cultures of Development: Vietnam, Brazil and the Unsung Vanguard of Modernity (Routledge, in press).

Keynote speaker
Featured speaker
Invited panel
Affiliation: 
University of Washington, Seattle
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Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hung

Nguyen
Ngoc Hung

Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hung is currently the Director of the TESOL Center at Hanoi University of Business and Technology (HUBT). He had held senior positions at the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam before joining HUBT. Dr. Nguyen also worked at Hanoi University (formerly known as University of Foreign Languages) as an English language lecturer and trainer for many years.
Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hung is interested in the role of ICTs in education in general and in English language teaching and learning in particular. His expertise and interests also include interpretation and translation studies, and testing and evaluation.
 

Featured speaker
Affiliation: 
HUBT, Vietnam
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Professor Ilene Crawford

Ilene
Crawford

Dr. Ilene Crawford is Professor of English and Women’s Studies and Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT USA. She teaches courses in rhetoric, interdisciplinary studies, feminist theory, and pedagogy. Her research examines second language identity formation, English language teacher training, and higher education reform in the US and Vietnam. As a 2010 Fulbright scholar at the University of Education-Ho Chi Minh City she taught American Literature and Intercultural Communication. She is currently a 2015-17 Flex grant Fulbright scholar at the University of Education-Ho Chi Minh City’s Institute for Education Research, where she is researching emerging models of English language teacher training and the impact of liberal arts models of undergraduate education for Vietnamese students.

Featured speaker
Affiliation: 
Southern Connecticut State University
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Dr. Lê Thùy Linh

Thuy Linh
Le

Le Thuy Linh, PhD (Education, Monash University, Australia) has been a lecturer at Hanoi National University of Education (HNUE), Vietnam since 1999. She is currently the head of the English department at Baxter Institute and teaching TESOL at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She has been actively involved in English language training and teacher education through her work with various professional development projects in Vietnam and Australia over the last 18 years. Her research interests include Teacher Education and Teacher Identity, Pedagogy and Assessment in TESOL, Professionalism in ELT, and recently Vocational Training and Education (VET).

Featured speaker
Other
Affiliation: 
Hanoi National University of Education
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Mr Scott Dewar

Scott Dewar
Dewar

Mr Dewar is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). His appointment as Consul–General, Honolulu was announced in August 2011.
Between February 2008 and September 2010 he was an adviser on international, defence and national security issues in the Prime Minister's Office. Between November 2010 and April 2011 he was a visiting fellow at the Australian National University's Australian Centre on China in the World.
Mr Dewar has previously served in the Australian Embassies in Beijing and Seoul. At DFAT in Canberra he has been Director of the Speechwriting Section and has worked in the Conventional and Nuclear Disarmament Section, the Korea Section and the Regional Security Section. He joined DFAT in 1994.
Mr Dewar holds a Master of Arts in Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts with honours from the University of Melbourne. He speaks Japanese, Korean and Mandarin. He is married with three sons.

Other
Affiliation: 
Australian Consulate General in Honolulu, USA
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Dr Nguyen Thanh Lam

Nguyen
Thanh Lam

Dr Nguyen Thanh Lam is Head of The Department of Environmental Management, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Hanoi University of Agriculture, Vietnam. He received his education from Russia, Vietnam and Thailand and can speak English, Russian and Thai. Dr Nguyen is very well published and known for this expertise in naturual resources and environment.

Keynote speaker
Affiliation: 
Hanoi University of Agriculture
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Professor Tung Bui

Tung
Bui

Professor Tung Bui

Matson Navigation Co. Chair Professor Graduate Chair and Director, PhD Program in International Management Director, Pacific Research Institute for Information System Management Co-Director, APEC Study Center

 

(808) 956-5565 /7430 tungb@hawaii.edu

 

Since 1997, Dr. Bui holds the distinguished professorship of global business endowed by the Matson Navigation Company, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He currently serves as Director of the Ph.D Program in International Management. He earned a doctorate in managerial economics from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland (1980) and a Ph.D. in information systems from the Stern School of Business, New York University (1986). Prior to joining the University of Hawaii, Prof. Bui was on the faculty at the United States Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, New York University, the Universities of Fribourg and Lausanne, Switzerland, the University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is a regular speaker worldwide.

 

Prof. Bui has published 11 books and over 110 papers. His current research interests focus on effective management of large organizations, electronic commerce, sustainable development, and in collaborative technology, including group decision and negotiation support systems. In 1993, a research journal nominated him as “one of the most influential researchers in the field of decision support systems” based on citation. He won best paper awards at the 1996 Hawaii International Conference in System Sciences and at the Decision Science Institute conference (2000). Many of his papers were nominated best papers: Professor Bui is journal department editor of INFORMS Group Decision and Negotiation, and Journal of Electronic Commerce Research. He is also associate/senior editor of the Journal of the Association of Information Systems, the Journal of Decision Systems, the Journal of Electronic Business, the Journal of International Technology Theory and Applications, and the newly created International Journal of Information Systems and Management, and former associate editor of the Journal of MIS, and Communications of AIS.
 
Professor Bui has been a regular consultant and advisor to both governmental and private organizations on a number of public policies to include national and regional planning and business process re-engineering. He is the Director of the Pacific Research Institute on Information Systems Management (PRIISM) and the co-director of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) UH studies center. He has chaired ten major international conferences, and is a regular program committee member of international meetings and workshops. Among other professional activities, he is also an active member of the International Public Management Network whose interest is on reinventing government. With the government of Thailand, Bui headed a joint project funded by APEC to promote e-commerce in East Asia with a publication titled “E-commerce Readiness in East Asia”, a video on e-commerce practice in Asia, and a number of e-commerce workshops in Bangkok, Thailand. He was the leader of a five-year leadership training program funded by the Provincial Government of Guangdong, China to train senior government officials as part of China’s preparation to enter WTO (1999-2004).

 
In Hawaii, Bui supports the use of information technology to support the State economy. He is the author of an award winning report on the “E-commerce Trends in Hawaii – 2000”. He appears regularly on local televisions, radios and newspapers to promote economic development and global business. Bui is the recipient of the 2003 U.S. Department of Commerce SBA Small Business Research Advocate Award for the State of Hawaii and the Western region of the U.S. As a Vietnamese-American, Bui has contributed to promoting U.S. involvement in education and training in Vietnam. He served as an advisor to the Vietnamese Minister on Education and Training (1994-95). Among other activities, he is actively involved in various education, training and research programs in Vietnam. He is currently the principal investigator of a project to develop sustainable plans for four most modern Learning Resource Centers in Vietnam (Hue, Danang, Can Tho and Thai Nguyen), and to build Academic English capacity in the country. In 2011 he received the National Medal from Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training in recognition of his contribution to advancing education in Vietnam and has been appointed as a honorary professor at the University of Hue, Vietnam.

Keynote speaker
Affiliation: 
University of Hawaii Manoa
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Dr. Michael DiGregorio

Michael
DiGregorio

Dr. Michael DiGregorio is a scholar, filmmaker and philanthropy professional. As a Ford Foundation program officer in Vietnam, he developed, funded and guided programs in support of the renovation of the social sciences, training in urban planning; redevelopment of Vietnam’s documentary and feature film industries; preservation of unique and endangered cultural heritage, and support for socially engaged contemporary arts.  He oversaw a total of $35 million in grants to Vietnamese and foreign individuals and institutions.  Michael’s work with the Ford Foundation earned him a reputation for developing innovative programs, under difficult circumstances, through engagement with government, professionals, and concerned and affected communities.
Michael currently works as a consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation funded Asia Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) through which he has conducted research, developed funding proposals, and facilitated professional trainings. Michael is also a director and producer of documentary films and television series with experience working with international broadcasters, non-governmental organizations, and international media funds.
Michael earned a PhD in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001 with a dissertation on the cultural economy of industrializing craft villages in the Red River Delta. He received an MA in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Hawaii in 1993.   Michael’s MA thesis, was published by the East West Center in 1994 as “Urban Harvest: Recycling as a Peasant Industry in Northern Vietnam”.

Keynote speaker
Affiliation: 
ACCCRN
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A/Professor Tran Duc Vien

Duc Vien
Tran

Tran Duc Vien is an Associate Professor of the Hanoi University of Agriculture where he has served as the Rector since late 2006. He teaches course on agroecology, farming system research and development, and environmental management. He played a key role in the creation of the HUA Center for Agricultural Research and Environmental Studies (CARES) and serves as its director. CARES is a multi-disciplinary center with a mandate to do research designed to help farmers enhance their knowledge, increase agricultural productivity, and encourage environmental protection and sustainable development of agricultural and rural areas. He has conducted research on upland development in Vietnam for many years, often working in collaboration with researchers from different disciplines and institutions, both national and international. While trained as a crop and land management scientist (Ph.D. from HUA 1998) his research has focused on the relationship between the different cultures, farming systems, and the environment of Vietnam’s mountains. He is particularly concerned with the relationship between the diverse indigenous cultures found in the different parts of the uplands and the farming systems on which they rely for their subsistence. He has published numerous articles, reports, and book. He is lead editor of ‘Farming with fire and water: The human ecology of a composite swiddening community in Vietnam’s Northern Mountains (2009, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University).

Keynote speaker
Affiliation: 
Hanoi University of Agriculture
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