Moderated by Lien-Hang Nguyen, Dorothy Borg Associate Professor in the History of the United States and East Asia, Department of History
About the Speakers:
Bill Hayton is the author of The South China Sea: the struggle for power in Asia (Yale, 2014) and Vietnam: rising dragon (Yale, 2010) and is currently working on a book about the construction of nationhood in China. He works as a journalist for BBC World News in London. He was the BBC’s reporter in Vietnam in 2006/7 and spent 2013 advising Myanmar’s state broadcaster on reform and restructuring. He recently received a PhD from the University of Cambridge.
Nguyen Phuong Linh, after nearly 10 years in Vietnam as a local reporter and in Indonesia and the UK as a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times and Reuters, recently moved to Singapore to work as a political analyst. She writes analyses for her company’s clients on political and regulatory risk issues in Southeast Asia, focusing on Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam. Linh also provides regular media commentary on political, economic, and security topics in Southeast Asia. She holds a master’s of science in Asian politics from University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. Linh is a co-author of upcoming book “Almost home” (Youth Publishing House, 2019) featuring young Vietnamese overseas who have been struggling in finding their identity.
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