The Australia Vietnam Policy Institute (AVPI) is pleased to announce that Dr Huong Le Thu has joined as the Chair of the AVPI Advisory Board and as an AVPI Visiting Fellow.

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Dr Le Thu’s appointment was officially announced on Tuesday, March 5 2024, at the launch of the AVPI Front Door, a physical presence in Melbourne, located at the RMIT Asia Trade and Innovation Hub.

About Dr Huong Le Thu

Dr Huong LE THU (or Le Thu Hương) is a public intellectual, prolific writer, commentator, academic and policy analyst with experience working across the Indo-Pacific. She is currently Deputy Director of Asia Program, International Crisis Group. She has held positions with the Australian National University (Strategic and Defence Studies Centre), Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Huong is also an advisor to Griffith Asia Institute (GAI) at the Griffith University, AP4D and affiliated with the National Security College. Huong is an influential policy analyst and a long-term advocate for Australia-Vietnam, and Australia-ASEAN relations.

She is a recognised expert on Southeast Asia, including on geopolitics, technology and regional relations with great powers. Her voice frequently features in global media, including The Foreign Policy, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Nikkei Asian Review, The Australian Financial Review, The Straits Times, Japan Times, among others. Huong is a prolific writer and her academic publications, including The Asian Security Journal, The Asia-Pacific Review, The Asian Policy, Oxford University Press feature on syllabuses of leading universities, including Cambridge University. In 2019 she received recognition as “40 under 40” most influential Asian Australians of the year.

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Publication Date
Tuesday 5th March, 2024
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Dr Huong Le Thu
Deputy Director of Asia Program, International Crisis Group and Chair of the AVPI Advisory Board