MEDIA: Audio or visuals of recent talks I have given:
Podcast on New Books Network on Forests are Gold: Trees, People and Environmental Rule in Vietnam, interviewed by Nick Cheesman, Dec 16, 2016. Discussion on the politics of bald hills, payments for environmental services, the enduring influence of colonial maps, problems with acacia, and why Foucault and Latour are useful to think with when asking questions about the environment.
Video talk from University of Oxford on “Social Vulnerability and adaptation possibilities for Vietnam in a 4 degrees plus world.” Presentation at conference on 4 Degrees and Beyond International Climate Conference, Oxford, UK, September 2009.
Presentation on Migration and Climate Change at the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office, New York City, April 2012.
PRESS: Recent articles and commentary featuring me or my work:
The New York Times, Jan 11, 2017: “Vo Quy, father of environmental conservation in Vietnam, dies at 87“.
La Stampa (Italy), June 20, 2016: “Scegliere la foresta: il Cuc Phuong National Park [Choose the forest: Cuc Phuong National Park]”
The New York Times, Jan 22, 2016: “Vietnam’s sacred turtle dies at an awkward, some say ominous, time”.
Australian Broadcasting Company, RN Breakfast, Nov 25, 2015: “Paris climate deal on forests off-set by looming blow out in carbon emissions”.
Guardian (UK), July 31, 2015: “Vietnam’s rush to develop risks damaging its natural attractions“.
Thanh Nien Newspaper (Vietnam), July 6, 2015: “Vietnam anxiously wants to bring quick end to tourism crisis, but can it?”.
Thanh Nien Newspaper (Vietnam), Nov 12, 2014: “Vietnam Ministry blocks controversial cable car to world’s largest cave”.
The New York Times, June 6, 2014: “In Vietnam, paying communities to preserve the forests”
The Scientist, June 2013: “It Takes a Village“: Scientists working in developing countries find that giving back to local communities enriches their own research.
Thanh Nien Newspaper (Vietnam), June 24, 2013: “Conservation hell Vietnam pulls plug on park’s UNESCO recognition”
San Jose Mercury News, Feb 1, 2013: “Vietnamese eat rats and are aggressive, Stanford professor says in article, triggering online uproar”
Thanh Nien Newspaper (Vietnam), Feb 1, 2013: “Vietnam bashing Op-Ed goes ape, infuriates conservationists”
Thanh Nien Newspaper (Vietnam), Jan 19, 2013: “Bear rescue center escapes eviction in surprise decision”
Thanh Nien Newspaper (Vietnam), Dec 7, 2012: “Damning evidence no match for dam pushers”
USA Today, Nov 12, 2012: “Vietnam may evict bears from ‘protected’ park land”
The Independent (UK), Dec 2, 2009: “A four degree world? You really don’t want to go there…”
WorldWatch Magazine, Jan/Feb 2008: “War and the Environment:” War can wreck landscapes and ecosystems as well as people.