Rappler Talk Investigative: Guy Thwaites on Vietnam’s effective strategy against coronavirus

https://youtu.be/2NGVPeyA2fo Here's an excellent 18-minute interview with Dr. Guy Thwaites, Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit and Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme in Viet Nam; Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Oxford; Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation trust; Honorary Professor, MRC Clinical Trial … Continue reading Rappler Talk Investigative: Guy Thwaites on Vietnam’s effective strategy against coronavirus

Capstone Vietnam: Why This Education Entrepreneur Is Excited About Vietnam’s Future

Here's an abridged version of a recent interview I did with Vietcetera, a "consortium of artists, writers, designers, photographers, musicians, technologists, and business people dedicated to a fresh look at an evolving Vietnam. Vietcetera seeks to find the untold human stories of the people that are contributing to a new, modern Vietnam. From design to … Continue reading Capstone Vietnam: Why This Education Entrepreneur Is Excited About Vietnam’s Future

Recent Interview with Chuck Searcy, International Advisor, Project RENEW

Here is a link to the Vietnamese version:  Cựu chiến binh Mỹ Chuck Searcy: “Phòng thủ vĩ đại nhất của Việt Nam chính là ý chí của người dân (Book Hunter Club) Why do you choose to return and live in Vietnam? It’s a choice I made, to accept an opportunity to come here as … Continue reading Recent Interview with Chuck Searcy, International Advisor, Project RENEW

2014 Operation Light the End of the Tunnel

Below is an interview with Chuck Searcy, a former Army intelligence analyst who has lived in Vietnam for the last 20 years working - in partnership with Vietnamese colleagues - to ameliorate the effects of various war legacies, including unexploded ordnance (UXO) and Agent Orange.  The interview was with Mike Cerre, a former ABC News … Continue reading 2014 Operation Light the End of the Tunnel

VTV1 Interview About Higher Education Admission Reform in Vietnam

I was recently interviewed at Vietnam National University-Hanoi by Ms. Kim Hai, VTV1 reporter, about a range of issues related to Vietnam's higher education admission reform efforts, led by VNU-Hanoi - in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Training.  I mentioned and expanded upon a number of the points I touched on in this … Continue reading VTV1 Interview About Higher Education Admission Reform in Vietnam

A Blast from the Past: The Day CNN Business Traveller Came to Town

It was at this table at a popular Hanoi cafe that I had a conversation with Richard Quest, of CNN Business Traveller fame, nine years ago this summer.  Quest was in town to tape a show about Vietnam that took a look at "the practical aspects of doing business in Vietnam, from cultural practices through to legalities for setting … Continue reading A Blast from the Past: The Day CNN Business Traveller Came to Town

Vietnam should teach kindness to children

This is an interview I recently did with Tuổi Trẻ.  Note:  The title is from the editor. Editor’s Note: Mark Ashwill is the managing director and founder of Capstone Vietnam, a human resource development company that provides education and training solutions. He was the country director of the Institute of International Education in Vietnam from 2005 to … Continue reading Vietnam should teach kindness to children