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Four scholars visit campus from Hanoi University of Agriculture in Vietnam

May 21, 2012

Stephen Leisz, assistant professor of geography, is hosting scholars from Hanoi University of Agriculture in Vietnam and will travel to that country this summer.Geography visitors

Stephen Leisz, assistant professor of geography, received a grant to host four visiting scholars from Hanoi University of Agriculture, Vietnam, at CSU from May 16-30.

While here, the visiting scholars will be participating in a training focused on exploring the recent advances in how GIS and remote sensing tools are used analyze land use/cover changes, socio-economic development, and environmental modeling.

The lecturers will be based in the Geospatial Lab and will also visit other scholars around campus.

Travels, teaching, and research

Leisz will be traveling to Singapore, Jakarta, and Vietnam this summer. As part of his travels, he will meet with colleagues at the National University of Singapore to explore new project possibilities focusing on livelihood transitions in Southeast Asia. 

In Jakarta, he will be teaching for one month at Trisakti University. Courses he will be teaching focus on approaches to community based-development and participatory monitoring and evaluation.

In Vietnam, Leisz will be following up on work he has been doing with Hanoi University of Agriculture.

Geography lectures

In other news, Leisz recently hosted Dr. Hue Le, Visiting Fulbright Scholar, from the Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies of Vietnam’s National University. She presented a talk on Vietnam’s vulnerability to projected climate changes and focused on issues of vulnerability and adaptation.

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