2014 Asia Foundation Development Fellow



Mr. Thiem H. Bui is deputy director of the Department for General Affairs at the Institute for Legislative Studies (ILS) at the National Assembly Standing Committee of Vietnam. He has extensive experience working with the Vietnamese party-state’s institutions across broad areas of foreign affairs, political and legislative research. He worked as a Research Officer for the Asia Pacific Desk at the Central Commission for External Relations of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) between 2003-2008 and was elected as Deputy Secretary of the Youth Union of the Commission between 2006-2008. He has been recognized with a number of honors and awards such as those from the Chairman of the National Assembly Office, Chairman of the CPV Commission for External Affairs, the British Foreign Office’s Chevening Scholarship, the Australian Leadership Award, and a research fellowship at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo among others. Mr. Bui holds a master’s degree in International Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV).