An article co-written by Thang Nguyen, a member of the Hobart Class of 1998, with Frank-Jürgen Richter was published in the Oct. 25 Hong Kong South China Morning Post. Titled “Building Blocks For An Asian Economic Union,” the article outlined a plan to make Asia more integrated, by liberalizing trade, developing human capital, and increasing regional security. Thang is the regional manager for Asia at the World Economic Forum, and was a member of the World Economic Forum's program team that developed and launched the East Asia Economic Summit 2002 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 6 to 8. Thang holds a B.A. (with honors) in American studies from Hobart College, and a M.A. in international relations and economics from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.