Duong Pham is now a Ph.D. student at University of California, San Diego majoring in Political Science (International Relations and Comparative Politics). Their research interests revolve around the intersection of comparative politics, international relations and informational politics. Central to their current research agenda is an examination of the strategies autocratic regimes employ, leveraging emerging technologies like the Internet and Artificial Intelligence, to control, manipulate, and shape information and discourses at both domestic and global levels. This investigation further extends to the ways in which these regimes, with their avant-garde approaches, contest democratic norms globally. With a geographical emphasis on East and Southeast Asia, Duong possesses specialized knowledge on China and Vietnam. More about them could be found at https://www.duongtpham.com/.
Duong Pham hails from Da Lat, Vietnam, but later moved to Beppu, Japan to pursue a Bachelor degree in International Relations and Peace Studies from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. In 2019, Duong became a Yenching scholar and obtained a Master in Law degree (Politics and International Relations) from Yenching Academy, Peking University. During their time at Peking University, Duong was also a Baixian scholar affiliated with Baixian Asia Institute, working on research projects studying historical narratives and historical reconciliation in East an Southeast Asia. Duong also published on The Diplomat Magazine, covering stories in Vietnam and China during COVID-19 pandemic and before the 2020 US Presidential Election.
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
Field: International Relations and Comparative Politics
September 2021 - now
PEKING UNIVERSITY, YENCHING ACADEMY
September 2019 - July 2021
Awarded the degree of Master of Law
Field: Politics and International Relations
Former Teaching Assistant
The Yenching program is a prestigious fully funded master program in China studies inspired by Rhodes and Fulbright Scholarships with an extremely competitive acceptance rate of 2.7
RITSUMEIKAN ASIA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
Awarded the degree of Bachelor of Social Science
Former Teaching Assistant and Writing Center Tutor
Field: International Relations and Peace Studies
September 2014 - September 2018
SOUTH CHINA SEA DATA INITIATIVE
2020 - Now
Former Research Assistant
Under the guidance of Professor Renard Sexton from Emory University and Professor Nico Ravanilla from UC San Diego.
BAIXIAN ASIA INSTITUTE
AFLSP Scholarship recipient
October 2019 - July 2021
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IN VIETNAM, AN ANCIENT TOWN STRUGGLES WITH A NEW COVID-19 OUTBREAK
by Pham Thi Thuy Duong
Even before the outbreak in Da Nang, Hoi An’s people were devastated by the loss of tourists. Now the slight hope of economic recovery has been dashed.
CHINA’S CLASS OF COVID-19
by Pham Thi Thuy Duong and Dickson Agbaji
Like their peers around the world, new graduates in China face a battered job market and intense uncertainty.
IN VIETNAM, MANY ARE MOURNING THE DOWNFALL OF AN AMERICAN IDOL
by Pham Thi Thuy Duong and Truong Thuy Quynh
“If I could die for Mr. Trump to become the President,” wrote one Vietnamese Facebook user, “I would be very willing to do so.”
BITTERSWEET: VIETNAM’S MIXED PROGRESS ON E-GOVERNMENT DURING COVID-19
by Truong Thuy Quynh and Pham Thi Thuy Duong
Despite notable progress in providing digital services, there are still major challenges in accessing these tools in practice.
Haruki Murakami, Kafka On The Shore
"Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars"