As a tradition, Fulbright University Vietnam opens its Crescent campus every fall to welcome those interested in Fulbright to Open House, a series of events organized by the Admissions office. The event to showcase Fulbright’s admissions and financial aid processes, student life, and the academic experience usually attracts hundreds of visitors each year.
This year, given the complicated situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, Fulbright will organize the Open House for the Priority Cycle of the Undergraduate Class of 2026 virtually for a week from November 1 to November 7, 2021.
If you’re a fan of Fulbright University Vietnam, you’ve probably watched webinars in which prospective applicants engaged in live chat with personal essay authors, heard about student life and the diversity at Fulbright, and even saw the original pieces of work that applicants submitted in previous admission cycles.
So, what’s special about this year’s Open House Week that you have never experienced before? It is seven quality demo classes delivered by Fulbright lecturers, namely World History, Vietnamese History, Literature, Chemistry & Physics, Anthropology, Psychology and Vietnam Studies.
📍 Registered here for the demo classes: https://bit.ly/FulbrightOpenHouse21
You will receive the class description and a Zoom link to attend the class one week before the class.
👉 Below are profiles of the lecturers who will be teaching in this virtual Open House:
💥Dr. Vu Minh Hoang – World History class:
Vu Minh Hoang 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 Ph.D. dissertation at Cornell University 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.
His works have been presented at international conferences like the annual meetings of the Association of Asian Studies, the American Historical Association, and Engaging with Vietnam; and has appeared in the Journal of Vietnamese Studies, various edited volumes, and a documentary.
💥Dr. Andrew Bellisari – Vietnamese History class:
Dr. Andrew Bellisari received his Ph.D. in Modern European History at Harvard University. While studying at Harvard, he was also an affiliate of the Center for European Studies and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
Dr. Bellisari’s first experience with Fulbright came when he was elected to be a U.S. State Department Fulbright scholarship recipient at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences) in Paris.
In France, he was an affiliated Masters’ student in the History of Colonialism and Imperialism seminar organized by Myriam Cottias.
💥Dr. Kevin Hart – Literature class:
He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of California, San Diego, his M.A. in English Literature at Fordham University, and his B.A. in English Literature at the State University of New York, Plattsburgh.
Kevin has taught courses on rhetoric and narrative theory, the history of the humanities, and U.S. and European literature.
His research focuses on the modern novel in Europe and North America, popular and experimental fiction, and the political implications of theoretical discourses ranging from language studies to architectural, biological, and psychological theory. He also works in translation theory and explores the auto-translation of authors writing in Russian, English, and French.
💥Dr. Phan Vu Xuan Hung – Chemistry & Physics class:
Hung has conducted scientific research since 2005 on a variety of topics ranging from analytical chemistry to environmental engineering and materials science.
During his PhD (2011-2016) and postdoc (2016-2018) at University of California Santa Barbara, his most current research aims to understand the nanoscale properties and device physics of organic electronic materials and devices.
In 2016, Hung established and led an independent volunteer research group to assess the pollution level in seawater, oceanic sediments and seafood along the central coast of Vietnam after the mass fish death caused by Formosa’s discharge.
Over the years, Hung has advised and mentored many high-school students, undergraduate students and PhD students.
💥Dr. Ian Kalman – Anthropology class:
Ian Kalman comes to Fulbright University Vietnam from the Department of Political Science at Western University, where he holds a postdoctoral fellowship in Indigenous-Local Intergovernmental Relations.
He has a PhD in Anthropology from McGill University and is an affiliated member of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology’s Department of Law and Anthropology.
Ian’s work looks at interactions between state officers and indigenous peoples, with special attention to law, governance, and borders.
He is especially interested in the ways in which law and rights are experienced and framed in face to face interactions.
💥Dr. Jill Sirikantraporn – Psychology class:
Dr. Skultip (Jill) Sirikantraporn is a licensed clinical psychologist in California and New York with research interests in trauma, resilience, and positive psychology in the context of cross-cultural and international psychology.
In the U.S. and Thailand, she has taught multicultural competence development, qualitative methods of research, and intellectual assessment. She has a passion in working with individuals from various cultural groups, honoring their unique ways of healing and growing, especially after trauma and major life crises (post-traumatic growth).
She has published articles and book chapters on the topics of resilience among marginalized and underrepresented populations, including injection drug users, patients with co-occurring disorders, new immigrants, and Southeast Asian immigrants.
💥Dr. Nguyen Nam – Vietnamese Studies class:
Dr. Nguyen Nam is a lecturer at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City since 1986, and the USSH’s former Chairperson of the Division of East Asian Studies (1993-1994), and Division of Chinese Studies (2010-2012).
Between 1986 and 1994, he worked as a lecturer in pre-modern Vietnamese literature and Vietnamese language at the Ho Chi Minh City University.
He has also taught courses in Vietnamese pre-modern writing systems, including classical Chinese (read with Sino-Vietnamese pronunciation) and the Vietnamese demotic script Nôm.
After earning his M.A. (Regional Studies – East Asia) and Ph.D. (East Asian Languages and Civilizations, or EALC) from Harvard in 1996 and 2005 respectively, he worked as the manager of the Academic Program of the Harvard-Yenching Institute (HYI) from 2004 to 2010.
Fulbright University Vietnam is calling for applications for the Undergraduate Class of 2026 with the recruitment target of 300-350 students. On October 6, 2021, the Priority Cycle of the recruitment has officially opened. Our admissions application portal for the Spring Cycle will open on November 30, 2021.
📍 The application portal for the Priority Cycle can be found at www.apply.fulbright.edu.vn.