You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of
The Chinese Threat to the World and the Chinese Invasion of Southeast Asia
Dr. Long Nguyen
Founder, Pragmatics, Inc.
Friday, September 22
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Dr. Long V. Nguyen is Founder of Pragmatics, Inc., an information technology firm based in Reston, VA. He provides overall strategic guidance and direction to senior management in operations, business development and finance. Pragmatics was established in 1985 and delivers innovative solutions to clients in numerous defense and civilian agencies, including the Departments of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Homeland Security, State, Commerce, Treasury, Transportation, and Labor. Over the years, Pragmatics has performed on more than 1,000 projects for more than 100 different customers. Prior to Pragmatics, Dr. Nguyen had a distinguished academic career, in which he taught computer science at Georgetown University, Indiana University-Purdue University.
A longtime philanthropist, Dr. Nguyen has established relief funds for numerous disasters, including 9/11 victims, an earthquake in Nepal, a typhoon in the Philippines, tornadoes and storms in Oklahoma, an earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Hurricane Sandy, an earthquake in Haiti, and Hurricane Katrina. Supporting our nation’s wounded veterans and their families is also important to him, and he has made numerous donations over many years to benefit and support them.
Dr. Nguyen contributed substantially to the Smithsonian Vietnamese American Heritage Endowment. He also served as a member of the Transition Committee for Virginia’s Governor-Elect Tim Kaine in 2005.
He has created endowments at both George Mason University and Iowa State University in honor of his past academic advisors. In 2007, he established the Lanh and Oanh Nguyen (his parents) Endowed Chair in Software Engineering at Iowa State University. In 2009, he and his wife donated $5M to the School of Engineering/IT at George Mason University which names the new Engineering Building after them.
Dr. Nguyen earned his undergraduate degree in physics at North Carolina State University, his master’s degree, also in physics, at University of Virginia, and his doctorate in computer science at Iowa State University.
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