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!


For students who attended the event and want to get involved, or for those who missed the event but are interested in exploring environmental issues, please continue to visit this website for upcoming events or contact Dr. VAN Pham Dang Tri (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and ask about opportunities to participate. Dr. Thomas is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Temple University (Philadelphia, USA) and an affiliate of the Research Institute for Climate Change (DRAGON-Mekong Institute) at CTU. You can learn more about her work at https://kimberley.thomasresearch.org or email her with questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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