- Tour Type
- Our Experts
- Photo Gallery
- About Us
- Call 855-330-1542
During a 40-year career with United Press International and the Los Angeles Times, David Lamb gained a reputation as the quintessential foreign correspondent. He has reported from more than 100 countries on all seven continents and covered many of the world’s most compelling news stories, from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan. His reporting has been nominated for eight Pulitzer Prizes. In 1968, David volunteered for an assignment in Vietnam as a battlefield reporter for UPI. He spent two years there, then returned in 1975 to cover the fall of Saigon for the Los Angeles Times. Two decades later, in 1997, The Times sent him back to Vietnam for four years, this time based in Hanoi, to run the paper’s first peacetime Indochina bureau. “To discover that Vietnam is a country, not a war, was an extraordinarily rewarding and fascinating experience,” he recalls. David is the author of six books. His most recent book is “Vietnam, Now: A Reporter Returns.”
Nguyen Nguyet Cam
Born in Hanoi in 1970, Nguyen Nguyet Cam attended Hanoi National University, earning an undergraduate degree in English language and literature. After moving to California in 1995, she entered the M.A. program in the Group in Asian Studies at UC Berkeley where she completed a thesis on the history of spy fiction in southern Vietnam. She has taught Vietnamese literature at UC Berkeley for almost a decade.
She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Berkeley, writing a thesis on the canonization of Nguyen Du's The Tale of Kieu as the national Vietnamese poem. In addition to her academic work, Nguyen Nguyet Cam has completed numerous literary translations, including Vietnamese versions of E.B. White's Charlotte's Web and Trumpet of the Swan (Kim Dong Publishing House) and English language versions of Vu Trong Phung's novel Dumb Luck (University of Michigan Press), a volume of short stories by Nguyen Huy Thiep entitled Crossing the River (Curbstone Press), and the collection of Vietnamese folk-tales, Two Cakes Fit for a King (University of Hawaii Press). Nguyen will be on the January departure.
Dr. Ivan Small first became interested in Vietnam during a family visit in 1993. Fascinated with the social and cultural transformations that have accompanied the rapid pace of capitalist transformation, Ivan has continued to be professionally and academically engaged with Vietnam over a twenty-year period. After completing a Masters degree at Columbia University in international affairs, Ivan worked in New York City for the Ford Foundation and World Policy Institute, before going on for a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology and Southeast Asian studies at Cornell University.
As a Fulbright-Hays fellow and visiting researcher at Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City from 2007 to 2009, Ivan conducted research on the changing social and material dynamics of migration and remittance economies. His current research is on emerging consumption patterns related to such flows. Ivan has also been a study leader, academic director, and instructor for various study programs in Vietnam, China, India, Thailand, and Japan, including Dragons experiential education programs, the School for International Training, the Council for International Educational Exchange, The New School, and Smithsonian Journeys. Since 2012 Ivan has been a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion and Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine.
|TOUR DETAILS||BLOG POSTS|