Dr. Ta Minh Tuan currently holds an Associate Professorship at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV). Earlier, he was an Assistant to Deputy Prime Minister in charge of education, science and technology, healthcare, culture, sports and social affairs. He was Director of Department of Research Projects Management and Deputy Director of Center for Regional and Foreign Policy Studies at DAV, and an Expert of Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the United States while he worked for Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His research and teaching includes U.S. foreign policy, Vietnam-U.S. relations, security in Asia Pacific, Vietnam’s politics and foreign policy, nuclear non-proliferation and Vietnam’s nuclear energy policy. Dr Tuan was a Fulbright fellow at the University of South Carolina (2004); a fellow at Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in Haiwaii (2006); a fellow at Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (2009); a fellow at Center for Northeast Asia Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution (2011); WSD-Handa fellow, Pacific Forum CSIS (2011). He is a member of CSCAP Study Group on Countering the Prolieration of WMD in Asia Pacific and a member of CSCAP Vietnam. Dr Tuan earned his PhD in political science from Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland in 2002.