A Seminar on Environmental Hazards and Vulnerability in Asian Deltas, presented by Dr. Kimberley Thomas from Temple University (Philadelphia, USA)
On Friday, 4 November 2022, students gathered in the American Hangout of the Learning Resource Center at Can Tho University (CTU) to join Dr. Kimberley Thomas in a conversation about coastal environmental hazards and vulnerability. It was not your ordinary lecture. It was immediately preceded by a campus-wide fire drill and then accompanied by a film crew producing a documentary to mark Fulbright’s 30th anniversary in Vietnam. Both added an air of excitement to an interactive discussion about the unique challenges facing regions like the Mekong Delta, as well as responses to them. Students contributed keen observations and insightful questions about how contemporary issues in the Mekong Delta emerge from broader historical and economic processes of development. But the conversation doesn’t end there!
Smiles abound at the American Hangout where Dr. Kimberley Thomas and CTU students take time out from talking about the environment to pose for a selfie