Dr. Nguyễn 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