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Vietnam Ambassador to Give Presentation at ASU

September 29, 2005

MESA, AZ — The ambassador of Vietnam and his delegation will be making a stop in Arizona as part of a nationwide tour to improve trade opportunities and overall relations between the two countries.

While in Arizona, Ambassador Nguyen Tam Chien will visit with top Arizona State University administrators as well as give a presentation on Vietnam and Vietnam-U.S. relations to interested faculty, staff and students at noon, Oct. 4, at the Architecture South Building Room 15 on the Tempe campus.

Marley Chair and Professor of Agribusiness Clifford Shultz helped to organize this visit. Shultz has worked regularly in Vietnam for nearly 15 years; has served as a Fulbright Scholar there; frequently consults the United States and Vietnamese governments and businesses; has organized conferences on Vietnam in the United States and Asia; and currently serves as a Fellow at the Harvard-Vietnam Program.

"I saw this visit as a good opportunity to bolster ASU's already strong reputation as an integral global player, especially in Asia," says Shultz.

In addition to making a stop at ASU, the ambassador plans to visit with Sen. McCain's staff.

For information on the ambassador's visit, contact Shultz at (480) 727-1242 or

Reporters are invited to attend the presentation at noon, Oct. 4, at the Tempe campus.