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  • Ph.D. Higher Education and Administration, 1971 Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    - Doctorate Thesis: The Development of Modern Higher Education in Vietnam: A Focus on Cultural and Socio-Political Forces, 1971.
  • M.A., Educational Administration, Florida State University, 1969.
  • Chairman, International Institute for Vietnam, Washington DC, USA. (2000-Present)
  • Co-Director, Program for Civil Society in Southeast Asia, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, (2001-2004)
  • Visiting Scholar, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA, October 2000 - present. -- Research and Lecture on Human Rights and Democracy.
  • Board of Directors: (1999-)
    -- IGFM (Internationale Gesellschaft fur Menschenrechte), Frankfurt, Germany
    -- WPFC (World Press Freedom Committee), Virginia, USA.
  • Scholar-in-Residence, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, Washington DC, USA, October 1998 - 2000 -- Research and Lecture on Human Rights and Democracy.
  • Editor and Publisher, Dien Dan Tu Do (Freedom Forum, Saigon, 1988-1990. Underground magazine, published and circulated in Vietnam to promote and exchange opinions on human rights and democracy.
  • Editor, TU TUONG (Thought) Magazine. Official cultural and educational magazine of Van Hanh University, 1973-1975.
  • Assistant-to-the Rector, Van Hanh University, Saigon, Vietnam, 1971-1975.
  • Professor of Education, Educational Administration and Social Studies, Van Hanh University, 1971-1975.
  • Master and Ph.D. Degree Student at FSU, Asia Foundation Scholarship, 1967-1971.
  • Executive Manager, Language Center, Van Hanh University, 1966-1967.
  • Executive Secretary of the Rector, Van Hanh University, 1966.
  • Teacher of English, Chu Van An High School, Saigon. 1965-1966.
  • Prisoner of Conscience (Amnesty International):  Being arrested and imprisoned from 1976 without charges. Released in 1988 and re-arrested in 1990 and sentenced to 20 years, lowered down to 15 years on appeal, for publishing, writing and editing
  • Freedom Forum advocating human rights and democracy. Released and deported directly from prison to the United Sates on September 1, 1998.
  • Truman-Reagan Freedom Award, by Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Oct. 14, 2000.
  • World Press Freedom Hero, by IPI (International Press Institute), May 3, 2000.
  • Golden Pen Award, by World Association of Newspapers (WAN), 1998.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, 1995.
  • Hellman and Hammett Free Expression Award, Human Rights Watch, 1994.
  • Press Freedom Award, Committee to Protect Journalists, New York, 1993.
  • Man of the Year, by Ngày Nay and other Vietnamese magazines, USA., 1992.
  • Honorary Member, PEN America, PEN Canada, PEN Poland, PEN France, PEN Swiss.
  • Human Rights Reports, Human Rights Watch/Asia, in many monthly and yearly reports.
  • "The Development of Modern Higher Education in Vietnam, a Focus on Cultural and Socio-Political Forces." Dissertation Thesis, Florida State University, 1970.
  • Articles in Tư Tưởng (Thought) Magazine, Van Hạnh University, 1973-1975.
  • Diễn Đàn Tự Do (Freedom Forum), Underground Magazine, Saigon, 1988-1990.
  • Thơ Quốc Nội, (Letter From the Homeland), published by Người Dân (The People) Magazine, California, 1990.
  • Đối Sách Của Đảng CSVN Trong Tình Hình Hiện Nay  (CPVN's Policy to Face the Present Situation), Trăm Con Magazine, Ontario, Canada, September 1992.
  • Doan Viet Hoat and the Case of Freedom Forum (in Vietnamese and English), Trăm Hoa, California, 1993.
  • Tâm Tình Đoàn Viết Hoạt, (Doan Viet Hoat's Inmost Feelings), Poems, Phong Trào Nhân Quyền Cho Việt Nam Năm 2000, Caliornia, 1995.
  • Đóa Từ Tâm, (Compassion Flower), Poems, Phong Trào Nhận Quyền 2000, California, 1999.
  • Hành Trình Dân Tộc trong Thời Đại Toàn Cầu Hóa, Thang Long Publishers, Midway, CA, USA, 2005.
  • Statements and Speeches, 1998-2000, in websites,
  • Articles and Interviews in US, international, and Vietnamese radios, newspapers and magazines (1998-2000).