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Welcome To IVCE
 The Institute for Vietnamese Culture & Education
 Coming up events
 1. Screening of ""Facing to the ocean: selected documentaries from Vietnam"


 About IVCE
Board of Directors

Professor Tran Van Khe

Membre D’Honneur Du Conseil International De La Musique (UNESCO).
Membre - Correspondent De L’Academie Europe’enne Des Sciences Des Lettres Et Des Arts.


Born in My-Tho to a long standing family of musicians, Tran Van Khe played several Vietnamese traditional musical instruments before becoming acquainted with Western music. He received his doctoral degree from the Sorbonne University in 1958. Thereafter, Dr. Khe held many important positions, including: a member of French National Scientific Research Center (1959-1971) and later elected as a director of the Research Department (1971-1987), a full-time professor in Ethnomusicology at the Sorbonne University, a visiting professor and lecturer at many universities in the world. He is the author of three famous books on Vietnamese traditional music and of more than 200 research articles on Vietnamese music, Asian music, and ethnomusicology in general.


Professor John Balaban

John Balaban is the author of eleven books of poetry and prose, including four volumes which together have won The Academy of American Poets' Lamont prize, a National Poetry Series Selection, and two nominations for the National Book Award. His Locusts at the Edge of Summer: New and Selected Poems won the 1998 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. In addition to writing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, he is a translator of Vietnamese poetry, and a past president of the American Literary Translators Association. His books on Vietnam include Ca Dao Vietnam: A Bilingual Anthology of Vietnamese Folk Poetry, Vietnam: The Land We Never Knew (with the photographer, Geoffrey Clifford), Remembering Heaven's Face, a memoir, and Vietnam: A Traveler's Literary Companion (co-edited with Nguyen Qui Duc), and his acclaimed Spring Essence: The Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong. Balaban is Poet-in-Residence and Professor of English at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He is the 2001-2004 National Artist for the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.


Professor Nguyen Thuyet Phong

NEA's National Heritage Fellow - The United States of America.

In the United States, Phong Nguyen (Nguyen Thuyet Phong, in Vietnamese) - musician, scholar, and cultural advocate - has been the principal voice of his musical tradition. Phong Nguyen brings a rare and extraordinary combination of talents to his work. He first stayed in France in 1974, where he performed frequently and earned a doctoral degree in Ethnomusicology from the Sorbonne University in 1982. He then resettled in the United States and taught at Kent State University, the University of Washington, and UCLA. He has many recordings on several labels to his credit, including Traditional Music of Vietnam on Lyrichord, Vietnamese Music in France & the United States on World Music Enterprises, and Song of the Banyan on Music of the World/World Music Institute. http://www.phong-nguyen.com

Doctor Ngo Thanh Nhan

Ngô Thanh Nhàn, Ph.D. linguistics, is a visiting scholar at the New York University Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (http://www.cs.nyu.edu/~nhan). He specializes in medical language processing (http://mlp-xml.sourceforge.net) and in computer character encoding of Vietnamese national scripts. He plays dàn tranh—a Vietnamese 16-string zither, and performs Vietnamese traditional music widely. Dr. Nhàn is Vice President of the Vietnamese Nôm Preservation Foundation (http://nomfoundation.org), and a board member of The Brecht Forum, and the Institute for Vietnamese Culture and Education. Dr. Nhàn is a core organizer of the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign (http://www.vn-agentorange.org). He was a founding member of Peeling (the Banana), a New York Asian American performing arts collective, 1995-2003. He was in different films and plays.


Professor Tran Vu Hoa

Tran Vu Hoa arrived in the US in 1983 and started pursuing his undergraduate degrees at SUNY - Stony Brook. In 1992, he finished his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, with his research topic as "New Dynamic Routing Algorithm for Large Gigabit networks". In 1994, he joined the Dept of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science of New York University as faculty. His current research interests are Network Traffic Management, Intelligent Networks, Optical Networks, Internet Software & Distributed Computing, Video Communications, Visualization, Human and Machine Interface, Default Reasoning & Common Knowledge, Stochastic Processes, Quantum Field & String Theory. He has a passion to contribute to the growth of Vietnam, especially in the area of education. In the past years, he had spent some time for the related Vietnam projects.


Tran Thang

Tran Thang arrived in the U.S in 1991 and currently resides in Connecticut. He graduated with a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut in 1997 and is currently working at Pratt & Whitney. Mr. Tran is the editor in chief of NhipSong Magazine.


Tran Thuan

Thuan Tran arrived in the U.S. in 1983 and settled on Long Island, New York. He received a B.A and an M.A. in English from Queens College. He is working toward his Ph.D. in Linguistics at the City University of New York at the Graduate Center, specializing in Second Language Acquisition. From 1998 to 2002, he taught English Composition and English as a Second Language at Hofstra Universty, Queensborough Community College, and LaGuardia Community College in New York. Since October 2004, Thuan Tran has been teaching English Composition and World Literature for Troy University (Alabama) in Hanoi. In addition to teaching, he is also currently Troy University’s representative in Vietnam.

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