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Prof Mark R THOMPSON, acting head of AIS, gave the keynote speech "Learning Authoritarian Modernity" at the Asian Political and International Studies (APISA) Conference, New Authoritarianism in Asia, co-hosted by the Fredrich Ebert Stiftung at the Ewha Womans University on 4 March 2016 in Seoul, South Korea.
(4 Mar 2016, Friday, Ewha Womans University)
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Prof Mark R THOMPSON, acting head of AIS, gave an invited seminar at the East Asia Foundation "Switching Sides: China, the US, and Political Change in Southeast Asia" on 3 March 2016.
(3 Mar 2016, Thursday, East Asia Foundation)
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Dr Jonathan LONDON
Consultancies with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Current Work: Education, Health, and Challenges to Inclusive Growth in Vietnam

(28 Nov 2014, Friday, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP))

On the top of this high-level UN consulting, Dr Jonathan London runs tow two blogs addressing politics and society in Vietnam. These include an eponymous English language blog and Xin lỗi Ông (‘Excuse me Sir’) the first and only political blog written by a foreign in Vietnamese. The blog have powerfully demonstrated the influence of new media.  Since establishing the blogs in 2013, Dr London’s blogging has registered millions of page views, both through the main sites (60,000 views and 300,000 since 2014) and numerous aggregating sites in Vietnam and overseas that feature his writing. The blogs have been directly quoted by leading newspapers, such as The Wall Street Journal.

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