Posted on Monday, September 27, 2004
(Sept. 27, 2004) GENEVA, N.Y.—The book "The Indonesian Dream: Unity, Diversity, and Democracy in Times of Distrust," edited by 1998 Hobart College graduate Thang D. Nguyen, was recently released from Marshall Cavendish International.
The book reviews the modern history of Indonesia, revisits its founding principles and addresses the most pressing challenges that confront the nation and obstacles that hinder its progress. Many of the contributors were discussion leaders in the United in Diversity Forum (UID), which took place in Bali, Indonesia, last year.
Thang Nguyen had been program coordinator of the UID, and also had served as regional manager for Asia at the World Economic Forum. Currently, he works for a major international public relations firm in Jakarta, Indonesia.
A frequent contributor to international and Asian newspapers, Thang Nguyen also has edited "Indonesia Matters: Diversity, Unity, and Stability in Fragile Times" and "The Malaysian Journey: Progress in Diversity." He holds a B.A. in American studies from Hobart College and an M.A. in international relations and economics from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. While at Hobart, he received the Trustees scholarship, was named to dean's list and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.