Global citizenship is about more than intercultural skills

Here's my latest essay for University World News. It's a long-awaited follow-up to a 2016 article about US nationalism. Below is the unedited version. Shalom (שלום), MAA Intercultural Competence and Global Citizenship: Expanding the Debate The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. -Thomas Paine The international … Continue reading Global citizenship is about more than intercultural skills

Miracles in Our Midst: An Ode to the Trees of Hanoi

This expanded version of an essay I wrote last month was published by Soha.vn in its new WOW VIETNAM series. The translation of the title, 'Niềm tự hào Ấn Độ' trên vỉa hè Hà Nội is 'Pride of India' on the sidewalks of Hanoi. Here's the teaser: All a tree requires is that we create … Continue reading Miracles in Our Midst: An Ode to the Trees of Hanoi

An Excerpt from “Then The Americans Came”

Then The Americans Came: Voices from Vietnam is a 1994 book written by Martha Hess that consists of over 100 interviews conducted by the author in Viet Nam during 1990-91 involving atrocities committed by US forces above and below the 17th parallel. The eyewitness report below is about Khâm Thiên Street in the Đống Đa … Continue reading An Excerpt from “Then The Americans Came”

From Viet Nam With… Inspiration

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vietnam_in_the_world_(W3).svg Source: Wikimedia Commons I occasionally speak to US students here in Viet Nam, a pre-COVID-19 memory, and in the US via video chat. A couple of months ago, I presented to a group of marketing students at an East Coast university, an experience I thoroughly enjoyed. As part of the webinar, I created … Continue reading From Viet Nam With… Inspiration

International Student Inclusion and Success: Public Attitudes, Policy Imperatives, and Practical Strategies

According to the results of a survey conducted by Robin Matross Helms and Sarah Spreitzer on behalf of the American Council on Education (ACE), The American public has high expectations for international student success. They recognize international students’ academic, cultural, scientific, and economic contributions as vital members of their communities—on campus, locally, nationally, and globally—both … Continue reading International Student Inclusion and Success: Public Attitudes, Policy Imperatives, and Practical Strategies

Capstone Vietnam (Hanoi) & Lê Quý Đôn: Honor by Association

Photo courtesy of the Le Quy Don High School in HCMC It’s fitting that the Hanoi office of Capstone, one of Viet Nam’s premier educational consulting companies, is located at 2 Lê Quý Đôn Street in the Hai Bà Trưng District of Hanoi. There are many streets, schools, and even a university named after him … Continue reading Capstone Vietnam (Hanoi) & Lê Quý Đôn: Honor by Association

Capstone Announces Partnership with Edtech Startup Unibuddy

Wearing my hat as managing director and co-founder of Capstone Vietnam, a full-service educational consulting company founded with offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), I'm pleased to announce this new partnership with Unibuddy. Follow this link to read the press release on Capstone's Recruit in Viet Nam website. Shalom (שלום), MAA