october, 2019

4oct9:30 am- 5:45 pmColloquium on Global Hồ Chí Minh: Organized by Professors Pham Quang Minh and Lien-Hang T. Nguyen

Event Details


Colloquium on Global Hồ Chí Minh
October 4, 9:30am – 5:45pm

Held on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Hồ Chí Minh, this international colloquium will interrogate Hồ’s role in the formation of modern Vietnam and explore the country’s position in world affairs in the 20th Century. Participants will share their new multi-lingual and multi-archival research and past works on the life, career, and legacy of Hồ Chí Minh. This colloquium also serves to announce a new partnership between Columbia University and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi. 


9:30am – 10am:      Comments by Co-Organizers, Professors Pham Quang Minh and Lien-Hang T. Nguyen    

10am – 12pm:   Panel 1: Hồ and the Imperial Powers

  • Do Quang Hung, Professor, Department of Political Science at Vietnam National University
  • Alec Holcombe, Assistant Professor, Department of History at Ohio University

12pm – 1pm       Lunch break

1pm – 3:30pm:        Panel 2: Hồ in the Global Cold War, 1945-1969

  • Pham Quang Minh, Rector and Professor, Historian and Political Scientist, Department of International Studies at Vietnam National University
  • Tran Viet Nghia, Associate Professor and Director of the Office for the Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities at Vietnam National University
  • Pierre Asselin, Professor and Dwight E. Stanford Chair in American Foreign Relations, Department of History at San Diego State University

3:30pm – 3:45pm:     Coffee break

3:45pm – 5:45pm:     Hồ’s Global Legacy

  • Pham Hong Tung, Historian, Professor and Director of the Institute of Vietnamese Studies and Development Science at Vietnam National University
  • Olga Dror, Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University and Fellow at the National Humanities Center


(Friday) 9:30 am - 5:45 pm


918 International Affairs Building