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Pham Duy Nghia

MPP Director

Professor teaches Law and Public Governance, Public Policy and Research Methods of Public Policy at Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management.

He is a leading legal scholar in Vietnam and has been with the Fulbright School since 2009. In mid-2017, Professor Pham Duy Nghia is invited by the Supreme People’s Court to join its 12-member Case-Law Advisory Council.

Before joining FETP in 2009, Professor Pham Duy Nghia was the Chair of the Faculty of Business Law of Hanoi National University’s Law School. He then became the Dean of Law Department of the University of Economics of Ho Chi Minh City.

In the process of transforming FETP into FSPPM, Professor Nghia initiates the idea of ​​establishing a Leadership and Management Program – a brand-new MPP concentration.

He has published a number of text books and journal articles on legal and governance issues. His recent research focuses on good governance, including perspectives how to enhance the people’s participation in policy making and to enhance the efficiency, transparency and accountability of government.

Nghia is a frequent commentator in leading newspapers and media outlets in Vietnam on topics such as protection of basic citizen’s right, voice and accountability in public governance, regulatory quality, rule of law and access to justice.

Nghia has served as a fellow at Stanford University and the Harvard Law School. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Leipzig University.

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