• Nguyen to present "Vietnam: The Land, Its People and Culture"

    Posted: March 13, 2013

    Author: Sydney Meeks

     The College of Business announces the third guest of the 2013 Fulbright Scholar Lecture Series. Dr. Kim Anh Thi Nguyen, associate professor and senior lecturer in the Faculty of Economics at Nha Trang University, Nha Trang, Vietnam, will visit the UWA campus Wednesday and Thursday, April 3 and 4. Dr. Nguyen will share a cultural presentation on “Vietnam: The Land, Its People and Culture” at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday in Bibb Graves Auditorium. On Wednesday, she will be available to visit classes and will tour area industries.

    Dr. Nguyen’s varied research interests include fisheries and aquaculture economics and management, international trade, poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihoods in the small-scale fisheries and small-scale aquaculture, and, most recently, effects of climate change. Until July, she will be conducting research on the effects of climate change on aquaculture production and marketing in Vietnam at Auburn University in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology.

    In addition to her position at Nha Trang University, Dr. Nguyen concurrently serves as director of the NOMA-FAME international master’s programme funded by SIU, the Norwegian Government. In 2010, she was a university fellow at the University of Tromso in Tromso, Norway. She is a Ph.D. graduate of the National Economics University, Ha Noi, Vietnam, and has received a first class bachelor’s degree not only in fisheries economics, but also in English.

    Upon request Dr. Nguyen gives policy advice on fisheries and aquaculture management and development to the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. She also serves on the review committees of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Strategies of coastal provinces in Southern and Central Vietnam, as well as on the graduate committees of over 50 students at Nha Trang and other Vietnamese Universities.

    Dr. Nguyen has an extensive listing of honors and awards. She is the author/co-author of numerous books as well as a many scholarly papers and conference presentations and participates in international cooperative activities.

    Members of both the campus and Livingston communities are encouraged to attend Dr. Nguyen’s cultural presentation. For further information, faculty, students and members of the local community may call Dr. Janie Gregg at 652-3716, Dr. Aliquippa Allen at 652-3564, or Associate Professor Mary Pagliero at 652-3765.
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