Participants 2006

Participants 2006

Chan, Henry

Henry has been a fellow of the Asian Public Intellectuals since 2001. Amongst others, he does applied research on conflict resolution involving disputes between the state and the communities, and conflicts within and between communities pertaining to competition over forest resources. Currently, he heads the Department of Social and Community Studies at Sarawak Forestry Corporation. He is finalizing his Ph. D dissertation which has been accepted for submission to the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Profession : Head, Social and Community Studies, Applied Forest Science and Industry Development Sarawak Forestry Corporation

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Cheng Ming Yu

Cheng Ming Yu graduated from University Putra Malaysia with a Ph.D. in Economics in 1999. She is currently the Associate Dean in Faculty of Management, at MMU’s Cyberjaya campus. Since 2001, she works as the Global Virtual Lecturer at Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA. In addition, she was the visiting Lecturer at the Graduate School of Business, University of Newcastle, Australia in 2002. From September 2004 to May 2005, she was the Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Washington State University, USA. And she is currently working on research related to social capital on economic development in the developing countries.

Profession : Associate Dean, Faculty of Management, Multimedia University

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Ghosh, Duke

Duke Ghosh is an Indian Citizen. Since 2005, he is a SYLFF Fellow at the Jadavpur University (JU), India. Currently pursuing his Ph.D. and his research area is the development of Small & Medium Enterprises in India. He has a M.A. in Economics from Jadavpur University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has professional experience of 9 years – working for Exide Industries Limited and UTI Bank Limited. He is also a member of the executive committee of “Neev Foundadtion” – a non-profit organization working for the cause of education and health of poor children in West Bengal.

Profession : Fellow-Tae SYLFF, Jadavpur University, India

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Gui Yongtao

Gui Yongtao is a citizen of PRC. He is currently an assistant professor at the School of International Studies of Peking University. He was enrolled in a joint doctoral degree program sponsored by the Nippon Foundation in 2001 and received his Ph.D. in International Relations from both Waseda University and Peking University in 2005. His research subjects include American-East Asian relations and Asian nationalism. He currently teaches Comparative Politics and Sino-Japanese Relations at his school.

Profession : Assistant Professor, School of International Studies, Peking University


Hall, Rosalie Arcala

Rosalie Arcala Hall is a Filipino citizen. She is an Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of the Philippines in the Visayas in Miagao, Iloilo, where she has been connected since 1991. She teaches Research Methods, International Relations, Comparative Western Politics, and Social, Economic and Political Theory to undergraduate students. She earned her doctorate degree in Public and International Affairs from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 2002, under a Fulbright scholarship. She conducted research in Japan on the changing roles and function of the Self Defense Forces in 2004-2005 under a grant from the Asian Public Intellectual program.

Profession : Associate Professor 3 in Political Science ; University of the Philippines in the Visayas


Kim Euysung

Euysung Kim is a Korean citizen. He is currently associate professor at Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University, Korea. He graduated from Dartmouth College with B.A. in Economics and received a Ph.D. in Economic from Columbia University in 1996. He is a specialist on trade theory, economic growth, and Korean development. His recent publications include Economic Crisis and Corporate Restructuring in Korea (co-edited, Cambridge University Press, 2003) and “The Impact of Family Ownership and Capital Structures on Productivity Performance of Korean Manufacturing Firms: Corporate Governance and the ‘Chaebol Problem’”, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies (2006).

Profession : Director, Center for International Studies/Associate Professor of Economics; GSIS, Yonsei University


Nguyen, Tran Vu

Tran Vu Nguyen is a Vietnamese citizen. He has graduated from Journalism School of Vietnam National University. Two year upon his graduation, Nguyen Tran spent 1 year for professional training in International Institute of Journalism, Germany. During his career as a journalist, Nguyen Tran received a number of awards, nationally and internationally. He was also a correspondent in 2004 at Indonesia during the historic tsunami. In the conference, he was seemingly the youngest attendant. Nevertheless, Nguyen Tran was very confident, smart, active and amusing. This funny guy will bring a lot of refreshing breeze to us.

Profession : Managing Editor, Saigon Tiepthi Media Group


Ou Dongshu

Dongshu Ou is from China. She is currently working on her PhD in Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests are using economics and quantitative methods on education policy analysis, including education and economic development. She has gained extensive research experience at Teachers College, the Ford Foundation, and New Visions for Public Schools. She was awarded SYLFF fellowship in 2004 and 2005 for her work at UNICEF in Laos. She obtained her B.A. from Sun Yat-sen University in 2002 and a M.A. from Columbia University in 2004.

Profession : Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University


Prompalit, Rux

Rux Prompalit is a citizen of Thailand. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Management (Higher Education Finance) from the University of Oregon, USA in 2003. Currently, he is Vice President for Planning, Development and Financial Affairs at Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. He is also a lecturer in accountancy and finance at Payap University since 1983. His previous experiences in university administration includes Head Department of Finance and Banking, Assistant to the director of Evening School, Assistant to the President for Financial Planning and Administration, and Vice President for Finance.

Profession : Vice President for Planning ; Development and Financial Affairs, University of Pregon


Simangkhala, Sengphachanh

Sengphachanh Simangkhala is a Lao citizen. He joined the National Economic Research Institute in 2001. He is currently research officer in macroeconomic research division. He received my Bachelor degree in Economics from National University of Laos in 2001 and received Bachelor in Letters from National University of Laos in 2005. He participated in SPF’s Project on “Strengthening Economic Research and Monitoring in Lao PDR” since April, 2005, responsible for writing a report on Quarterly Consumer Sentiment Survey and assist the research on Commercial Production in Lao PDR.

Profession : Research Officer, National Economic Research Institute


Siy, Sherilyn

Sherilyn Siy is a SYLFF Fellow pursuing a Master’s Degree in Applied Social Psychology at the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. Having an interest in ecological psychology, she is currently engaged in research on the social psychological dimensions of biological conservation. In 2002, she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Chinese Studies. Subsequently, she worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC), and then as an English teacher in Xiamen, China. She volunteers at the Center for Environmental Awareness and Education (CEAE).

Profession : Graduate student ; Ateneo de Manila University

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Soeum Yin

Yin Soeum a Cambodian Citizen. He joined Indohine productions company in 1994. He is currently working as a freelance journalist Fixer / translator for TV & print media. He is received Diploma of secondary cycle of education. He has attended Radio training course in Bangkok, Chaing Mai Thailand in 2002. And he has joined The Southeast Asian Press Alliance SEAPA Course on Advanced reporting Journalist In Malaysia in 2002.
He has attend the training course at the Phnom Penh Royal University in 2003. Worked with Cambodia Centre for Human Rights (CCHR).

Profession : Reporter/Ficser/Translator ; Freelance Journalist (Asia Time online)

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Wang Dongyi

Dongyi Wang is a Chinese citizen. He was a SYLFF fellow in 1999-2000 and a member of SYLFF Selection Committee in 2001-2002. He is currently a founding member of Shanghai Sunshine Philanthropy Foundation and an employee of Shanghai Stock Exchange. He received his M.A. and B.A. in Economics from Beijing University in 2000 and 1997 respectively.

Profession : Project Manager, Shanghai Stock Exchange


Yu Tiejun

Yu Tiejun was born in Shandong province of China. He got his Ph.D in International Relations from Peking University in 2000. He is currently an associate professor at the School of International Studes of Peking University, teaching History of International Political Thought, International Relations and East Asian Security, and Northeast Asian Studies. He used to be a reserach student at the University of Tokyo in 1999 and a visiting scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research at Harvard University in 2005.

Profession : Associate Professor ; School of International Studies, Peking University


Zeya Thu

Zeya Thu is an engineer-turned-journalist and a citizen of Myanmar. He is a senior executive editor at Living Color Media group which publishes two weekly newspapers and one monthly in Myanmar. He is now studying for a master degree in International Development Studies in Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. He received his bachelor degree in civil engineering from Yangon Technological University in Myanmar.

Profession : Senior Executive Editor, Editor-in-Charge (The Voice Weekly) ; Living Color Media Group, Myanmar


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