Minh Hoang, Vu

Associate Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute

Vu Minh Hoang is a Faculty Member in History and Vietnam Studies at Fulbright University Vietnam, and a Visiting Research Associate at the Weatherhead East Asian Studies Institute and Adjunct Professor in History at Columbia University. He is a diplomatic historian of 20th century Vietnam and the Asia-Pacific, studying national and regional security, economics, interests and identity formation, and genocide.

His time at Columbia will be primarily dedicated to completing a book manuscript based on this PhD dissertation at Cornell University, which argued that the Third Indochina War is the key formative event of the present-day regional order in Southeast Asia, most notably by elevating the principle of non-interference above the protection of human rights. He will also be teaching classes on Modern Southeast Asian History and History of Asian Communism, helping carry forward Columbia-FUV collaborative projects including the Henry Luce Foundation-funded Digital Humanities Project, and working on several conference presentations and articles.