Since first arriving in Vietnam in 2005, I've been fortunate to meet so many interesting and talented people. Most of these meetings have been through friends who've connected us through mutual interests, and a few were quite serendipitous. Now, to build a vibrant entrepreneur ecosystem in Vietnam, I am actively seeking aspiring entrepreneurs who fit the … [Read more...] about Call for Entrepreneurs
From diaCRITICS comes this piece by editor Viet Thanh Nguyen on the mass murder of six Sikhs in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and its connection to the violence done to, and by, Southeast Asians. diaCRITICS is the leading blog on Vietnamese diasporic arts and culture, published by the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network. DVAN promotes the work of Vietnamese artists everywhere, and … [Read more...] about The Oak Creek Massacre and its Connection to Southeast Asians
Recent news that Vietnam might consider legalizing gay marriage, a move that would make Vietnam the first Asian country to do so, stirred up quite a bit of debate among the diaspora of Vietnamese people in many countries, as well as in the gay community. Although the discussion of whether to legalize same-sex marriage won’t take place by the National Assembly Congress until … [Read more...] about Will Vietnam Legalize Gay Marriage–Or Only Divert Attention From Bigger Issues?
The following blog originally appeared on VNHELP's blog. To see the original post, click here. VNHELP is nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian and development assistance to Vietnam, focusing on individual and community building by tackling the key education and health needs of Vietnam’s poor. How innovative is Vietnam? This is a simple question that can be … [Read more...] about How Innovative is Vietnam?
Some truly surprising news about Vietnam broke over the weekend: Once a country that condemned homosexuality as a "social evil" alongside drugs and prostitution, Vietnam is now considering legalizing same-sex marriage. The Wall Street Journal also reports that Vietnam will hold its first gay pride parade in Hanoi on August 5. The announcement that Vietnam may amend its current … [Read more...] about Vietnam May Legalize Same-Sex Marriage