Thang Nguyen, a member of the Hobart Class of 1998, was interviewed by Nguyen Quy Lam of the Vietnam Economic Times for their December 2002 issue. In the article, titled “Integration: Prescription for Prosperity,” Thang discussed the challenges faced by Vietnam as it moves toward liberalized trade. His article with Frank-Jurgen Richter appeared in the Jan. 21 South China Morning Post. In the article, titled “To solve Asia's crises, dialogue is crucial,” the two write, “Based on our experience at the World Economic Forum, the best way to deal with global and regional challenges is for leaders from all walks of life to gather and discuss the most challenging issues that confront our world – and deal with them in a hands-on manner.”
Thang is regional manager for Asia of the World Economic Forum, which will be holding its Annual Meeting from Jan. 23 to Jan. 28, in Davos, Switzerland. In addition to being responsible for several delegations from Southeast Asia, Thang is also in charge of the Business Interaction Groups (BIGs) and works with the Asia team on the New Asian Leaders Network during this event. 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.