9th Conference

Dr Nguyen Hoang Tuan

Hoang Tuan

Dr Nguyen Hoang Tuan, Dean of English Faculty, Thu Dau Mot University

Featured speaker
Thu Dau Mot University

Prihatmoko Moki


Prihatmoko Moki (b 1982)
Works and lives in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He obtained his BFA from Indonesian Institute of Fine-Art, majoring Printmaking Department in 2009. He have been working with several mediums of painting, drawing, comic, mural and music. But his focus is in printmaking/silkscreen technique to propose about the idea of spreading out the artworks and the challenge of multiple copies and the notion of originality and copy, because the ability of printmaking to produce works in edition. In his recent works, he interested with historical view, which in between fiction and reality. Departed from these he use historical myth as a tool to discuss and understand about social contemporary situation. In his project he prefer to approach the issue in satire, controversial and dark humor ways.
His solo exhibition including Melancholic Ego in the Colorful Song of Agony, Jakarta (2010) Power of the Sun, Yogyakarta (2012) Art project KW 2 Yogyakarta (2011). Forget Me Not Yogyakarta (2015), and Prajurit Kalah Tanpa Raja, Yogyakarta (2016).
In 2013 together with Malcolm Smith (AU) and Rudi Hermawan he founded Krack! Studio based in Yogyakarta, the studio and gallery focusing printmaking.
In the same year he have been organizing and curating LELAGU, annual art event which combining acoustic music and responded with live drawing in KedaiKebun Gallery, Yogyakarta.
Since 2006, he joined multidiscipline art project PUNKASILA, initiated by DaniusKesminas (AU) and had several shows in Indonesia, Australian and Cuba.
He is also selected by Megalo Print studio/ Canberra, Australia for residency program in 2014, and selected to be nominators in young artist award Redbase Foundation, Yogyakarta in 2016.

Featured speaker
Artist, Indonesia

Nguyễn Quốc Dũng

Quốc Dũng

Nguyễn Quốc Dũng
          Tốt nghiệp chuyên ngành Thiết kế đồ họa tại trường ĐH Tôn Đức Thắng.
(Khóa 2004-2008)
          Tốt nghiệp chuyên ngành Hội Họa  khoa sơn dầu tại ĐH Mỹ Thuật Tp. HCM.
(Khóa 2009-2014)               
Hiện đang sống và làm việc tại Tp. Hồ Chí Minh
Tham gia dự án " Những câu chuyện Sài Gòn, tại Indonesia, của  Ga 0, giám tuyển, được tài trợ bởi quỹ Nhật Bản năm 2017
Tham gia chương trình lưu trú nghệ sĩ tại Sàn Art Laboratory phiên thứ 8, năm 2016
Tham gia triển lãm Khu vực VI tại Bảo tàng Mỹ thuật Tp. HCM năm 2014, Việt Nam, Tác phẩm triển lãm “ Gái điếm”
Tham gia triển lãm mỹ thuật trẻ 2013 tại Applied Arts, Đại học Mỹ thuật Tp. HCM. Việt Nam, Tác phẩm triển lãm “ Tuổi teen”

Featured speaker

Phan Quang



Born in Binh Dinh, Vietnam in 1976. Phan Quang's practice is based on the contemporary photography concept and the political and cultural experiments of himself to turn it into his artworks.

Before beginning to exhibit his artwork, Phan worked for over a decade as a photojournalist for some of Asia’s best-known media, including Forbes, New York Time and Viet Nam Economic Times. Currently he is a photographing lecturer at University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City

Featured speaker

Dr. Phạm Thái Sơn

Thái Sơn

Dr. Phạm Thái Sơn (Pham Thai Son)
Senior Lecturer in Urban Economics at Vietnamese-German University
Academic Coordinator of Sustainable Urban Development (SUD) master study program
Email: son.pt@vgu.edu.vn
Dr. Pham Thai Son earned his Ph.D in Cities and Societies (2010) at National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon (INSA Lyon), France. After three years of working in international firms providing consulting services in real estate and engineering industries like Savills and Egis, he joined Vietnamese-German University in 2014 as Senior Lecturer in Urban Economics cum Academic Coordinator of Sustainable Urban Development master study program, a program established in close partnership with Technical University of Darmstatd.
His research interests lie on Urban Economics, Urban Planning, Urban Morphology, Livable City, Transit-Oriented Development, Real Estate Market, Housing and Public Space. He was the Team Leader for the Consulting Project of Real Estate Market Development Plan of Ho Chi Minh City for 2016-2025 period with a vision towards 2030 (project funded by People Committee of Ho Chi Minh City) and currently acts as the Principal Investigator for two research projects on Livable City in Binh Duong province (funded by Department of Science and Technologies) and Urban Density in Ho Chi Minh City (funded by a grant of World Bank for VGU lecturers). Since July 2017, as the local principal investigator, he has been coordinating the Southeast Asia Neighborhoods Network (SEANNET) project in Vietnam. He is also an urban development consultant for World Bank and UNDP in Vietnam. He speaks English and French fluently. 

Featured speaker
Vietnamese-German University

Nguyễn Như Huy

Như Huy

Nguyen Nhu Huy
Nguyen Nhu Huy, born in 1971, is visual artist, independent curator, art critic and poet. His art practices are concerned to the relationship between present and past and the intervention of different temporal-spatial dimensions. His works have been shown internationally in Japan, France, and USA. Nhu Huy has been writing, translating and publishing domestically and internationally on Vietnam contemporary art, culture, and art theory, and has been being guest speaker for the numerous international conference such as “Vietnam art post-doimoi”, which was held at Singapore Art Museum 2008, Asian Curator Conference organized by Japan Foundation 2010, "Alternative Route: Art & Cultural Exchange In Asia" in Yokohama , Koganecho Bazaar project  2014, etc.
Huy is co-editor and one of the authors for the first and only anthology of Vietnam modern and contemporary art in bilingual “ Essays on Modern and Contemporary Vietnamese Art” which was published by Singapore Art Museum 2009; Huy is writer for Vietnam session in the anthology “Video art, an art, a history” published by Singapore Art Museum in 2010,  in accompanying with the exhibition of the collection of video works from 1965-2010 by Pompidou Centre and Singapore Art Museum. Huy was also official researcher on the new media art in Myanmar and Vietnam in a researching project on new media art in ASEAN that was organized and conducted by ASEAN ministry of culture in 2011-2012. In 2015, a series of Nhu Huy’s poems was selected and published in Stand Magazine, England. Nhu Huy was co-curator for Singapore Biennale 2013 and since 2013 Huy has been being a curatorially advisory part for long- term project “Koganecho Bazaar”, Yokohama, Japan. Nhu Huy is guest curator for Brand New Project 2015, an annual project initiated by Bangkok Creative University that aims to introduce potential young Thai artists to Thailand contemporary art scene.  In 2016 Huy is a co-curator of Kuandu Biennale 2016 and currently is artistic director of the one-year Asian multiple activities and interdisciplinary festival Asian In/Visible Station 2016-2017 that is organized and curated by ZeroStation in Hochiminh city and funded by Asian Center, Japan Foundation
Huy is founder and the artistic director of ZeroStation (www.zerostationvn.org). In general this is a project-based space with residency program for international artists and showcase space for local and international projects.. The main concept of ZeroStation is to develop the kind of the contemporary art in Vietnam that is more engaged than spectacle, more critical than exotic. The main mission of ZeroStation is to create more opportunities for dialoguing, thinking, and working among local and international artists on social and cultural issues
Contact in Vietnam:
Cell: +84( 0) 903 747 779
Email: huybeo@gmail.com
Website: www.zerostationvn.org

Featured speaker
Artistic Director, ZeroStation

Dr. Trương Minh Huy Vũ

Minh Huy Vũ

TS. Trương Minh Huy Vũ hiện là Giám đốc Trung tâm Nghiên cứu quốc tế (SCIS), trực thuộc Trường Đại học Khoa học xã hội và Nhân văn, Đại học Quốc gia TPHCM. Ông tốt nghiệp Thạc sĩ tại trường Đại học tổng hợp Bochum năm 2010 và bảo vệ luận án Tiến sĩ Kinh tế -Chính trị quốc tế tại Đại học Bonn, CHLB Đức năm 2014.


TS. Trương Minh Huy Vũ nổi tiếng với nhiều bài nghiên cứu, bình luận, đưa sáng kiến, giải pháp về quản lý tranh chấp Biển Đông. Các ấn phẩm của TS. Trương Minh Huy Vũ xuất hiện trên các tạp chí khoa học và thảo luận chính sách như Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, East Asia Policy, E-International Relations, ASIEN, International Policy Digest, The Diplomat, v.v… Ông cũng là đồng chủ biên tập sách “A Regional Power Shift in the Making? The Rise of China and the South China Sea Disputes” xuất bản năm 2015.

USSH, Vietnam National University HCMC

TS. Nguyễn Thành Trung

Thành Trung

Dr. Nguyễn Thành Trung is Head of Faculty of International Relations, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City. He received his education in universities in Vietnam, China-Hong Kong, and the US. Information about his expertise and publications is provided below in greater detail. 
Nguyễn Thành Trung

Faculty of International Relations
University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City
10-12 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
Email: trungnt@hcmussh.edu.vn

·         Ph.D. in Government and International Studies at the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
·         PhD program (incomplete) at the University of Virginia (UVa) (2010-2012)
·         Master’s degree program in International Politics at Fudan University (2009)
·         Master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (2007)

·         May 2016 – present: Lecturer Faculty of International Relations at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities.
·         September 2002 – 2007: Lecturer at the Faculty of English Linguistics and Literature at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Selected Publications

Journal Paper:
·         Anthony M. Orum, Sidney Bata, Li Shumei, Tang Jiewei, Sang Yang, Nguyen Thanh Trung “Public Man and Public Space in Shanghai Today,” (co-authored), City & Community, 8:4 December 2009.
Book and Book Chapters:
·         Truong Minh-Vu and Nguyen Thanh Trung, "Vietnam's Policy Options and Future Prospects," in Fu-Kuo Liu, Keyuan Zou, Shicun Wu, and Jonathan Spangler (eds.), South China Sea Lawfare: Post-Arbitration Policy Options and Future Prospects, Taipei: South China Sea Think Tank / Taiwan Center for Security Studies, April 20, 2017. (ISBN 978-986-92828-2-6)
Op-eds/Commentaries / Analysis:
·         Nguyen Thanh Trung and Truong Minh-Vu, “The Real Significance of the Japan-Vietnam Strategic Partnership,” The Diplomat, September 16, 2015,  http://thediplomat.com/2015/09/the-real-significance-of-the-japan-vietnam-strategic-partnership/
·         Truong Minh-Vu and Nguyen Thanh Trung, Vietnam’s Foreign Policy: In Search of a Delicate Balance,” Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, November 10, 2016, https://amti.csis.org/vietnams-foreign-policy-search-new-delicate-balance/
·         Truong Minh-Vu and Nguyen Thanh Trung, “Vietnam’s Need for a Post-Arbitration Policy,” Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, August 18, 2016, https://amti.csis.org/vietnams-need-post-arbitration-policy/.
·         Truong Minh-Vu and Nguyen Thanh Trung, “Xi’s Vietnam Visit: More Symbol Than Substance,” Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, November 10, 2015, https://amti.csis.org/xis-vietnam-visit-more-symbol-than-substance/.
·         Truong Minh-Vu and Nguyen Thanh Trung, “A US-Vietnam Alliance or (Still) a US-China-Vietnam Triangle?” International Policy Digest, October 3, 2014, https://intpolicydigest.org/2014/10/03/u-s-vietnam-alliance-or-u-s-china-vietnam-triangle/.
·         Truong Minh-Vu and Nguyen Thanh Trung , “Deference or Balancing Act: Whither Vietnam’s Foreign Policy Tilt?” CogitAsia, September 2, 2014, https://www.cogitasia.com/deference-or-balancing-act-whither-vietnams-foreign-policy-tilt/.
Selected International Conference Presentation:
·         Nguyen Thanh Trung and Truong Minh-Vu, “China-Vietnam Relations after the Oil Rig HYSY-981: The Politics of Struggling Co-Evolution,” the Vietnam Forum 2016, “Vietnam: Thirty Years of Doi Moi and Beyond,” Singapore, April 7-8 2016, https://www.iseas.edu.sg/medias/event-highlights/item/2893-vietnam-forum-2016-reviews-thirty-years-of-doi-moi
·         Nguyen Thanh Trung, “Accommodating the Dragon: Vietnam’s durable entanglements with China,” American Association of Chinese Studies (AACS 54), George Washington University, October 1-2, 2014, https://aacs.ccny.cuny.edu/2014conference/Papers/Nguyen%20Trung.pdf
·         Nguyen Thanh Trung, “Chinese Military Advisors in Vietnam in the early 1950s,” The 7th Triennial Vietnam Symposium, Texas Tech University, March 2011, https://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/events/2011_Symposium/2011agenda.pdf
Media Interviews:
I participate in numerous interviews for Tuoi Tre Daily Newspaper, Thanh Nien Daily Newspaper, Phap Luat Thanh Pho, Vietnam News Agency and so on. Some recent interviews include:
+ Thanh Nien Newspaper (09/04/2017): http://video.thanhnien.vn/the-gioi/my-tan-cong-syria-hanh-dong-cam-tinh-cua-tong-thong-trump-83438.html
+ Tuoi Tre (05/04/2017): http://tuoitre.vn/tin/the-gioi/20170405/bau-cu-phap-va-noi-am-anh-nga/1291847.html
+ Phap Luat Thanh Pho (06/02.2017): http://plo.vn/quoc-te/ong-trump-voi-phep-thu-kiem-soat-va-can-bang-680551.html
+ Phap Luat Thanh Pho (07/07/2016): http://plo.vn/ho-so-phong-su/trung-quoc-se-phan-don-gi-sau-phan-quyet-cua-pca-639178.html
Besides, I am in the editorial board for a non-profit website www.nghiencuuquocte.net, which aims to spread the knowledge of international relations to the public.  http://nghiencuuquocte.org/nhan-su/

·         The first Vietnamese ever to receive the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Award (2012-2015)
·         Harvard Yenching Institute’s Fellowship (2010-2012) at the University of Virginia
·         United Board for Higher Christian Education in Asia scholarship (2007-2009) at Fudan University


USSH, Vietnam National University HCMC

Dr. Trần Anh Tiến

Anh Tiến

Tiến sĩ Trần Anh Tiến tốt nghiệp cử nhân ngành Xã hội học tại ĐH KHXH&NV – ĐHQG TPHCM năm 2000, tốt nghiệp Thạc sĩ và Tiến sĩ Xã hội học tại ĐH Bang Iowa, Hoa Kì vào năm 2007 và 2015. TS Trần Anh Tiến hiện là Phó trưởng phòng Quản lí Khoa học – Dự án, trường ĐH KHXH&NV – ĐHQG TPHCM. Ông cũng tham gia giảng dạy các môn chuyên ngành xã hội học cho sinh viên đại học và sau đại học tại Khoa Xã hội học của Trường. Ông quan tâm nhiều đến các nghiên cứu về những biến đổi và phát triển xã hội, kinh tế, di dân và tái định cư, môi trường và đô thị. Ông đã từng tham gia, thiết kế và làm điều phối cho rất nhiều các đề tài và dự án nghiên cứu xã hội, điển hình như “Nâng cao năng lực giảm nghèo tại các địa phương Việt Nam,” “Vấn đề giảm nghèo trong quá trình đô thị hóa tại TPHCM,” “Tìm hiểu thực tiễn vấn đề phụ nữ lấy chồng Đài Loan tại khu vực Đồng Bằng Sông Cửu Long”… Hiện ông còn là thành viên Ban biên tập Tạp chí AsTEN (The Association of Southeast Asian Teacher Education Network)

Featured speaker
USSH, Vietnam National University HCMC

Assoc.Prof Dr. Nguyễn Văn Hiệp

Văn Hiệp

Associate Professor Dr. Nguyen Van Hiep was the first headmaster who also proposed and presided over the project of establishing Thu Dau Mot University. He was the Vice Chairman of People's Committee of Binh Duong Province from 2001 to 2010. It was during this time that he nurtured the idea of establishing a university in Binh Duong.
In 2009, Thu Dau Mot University was established, he was assigned the position of Rector. Since then, he has devoted himself to building Thu Dau Mot University into a multi-disciplinary, multi-sector, high-quality university in Binh Duong province - the South East - Economic Region - Southern key. Under his leadership, Thu Dau Mot University has developed very rapidly in terms of training scale, faculty members, facilities, science and technology. The school has built close relationships with many scientific and educational institutions in the country and established a reputation in society.
As a leader of Thu Dau Mot University, Associate Professor Nguyen Van Hiep emphasized much on international standards. Since 2014, he has led school follow  the development of the CDIO training program and by 2015 the school has been accepted as a member of the CDIO World Association. He also led visits, worked and established cooperative relationships with some of the world's most famous universities, including the University of Kentucky (USA), Wolverhampton University (UK), the University of Waikato (New Zealand), University of Canberra (Australia), National University of Singapore, Chinan University, Binh Dong University, Da-yeh University, Hannam University, Woosong University.  According to the strategic plan, in 2017, Thu Dau Mot University achieved the national accreditation standards of higher education, 2018 is a member of AUN and some training programs meet AUN standards, Perform quality assessment according to International Standard (QS.STAR).
He holds great responsibility in managing and operating Thu Dau Mot University but Assoc.Prof. Nguyen Van Hiep devotes adequate time to scientific research. With expertise in the history of science, he is interested in researching the topics for the socio-economic development of Binh Duong province and developing Thu Dau Mot University. Some of his publications have been published, such as Economic and Social Transformation in Binh Duong Province 1945-2005 (National Political Publishing House 2010), Social Welfare - Status and Access of Workers in Binh Duong Industrial Parks (National Political Publishing House 2015), Material and History of Vietnam (2016) ... Currently, he is implementing the project on livelihoods and poverty reduction in Binh Duong. He is also very interested in researching and is chairing a scientific research program on the South East - Southern key economic zone.

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