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Bao Nguyen, Rabble Rouser Transforming Politics in Little Saigon
New America Media, News analysis, Andrew Lam, Dec 09, 2014
This week, Bao Nguyen takes office as mayor of Garden Grove. He is the citys first Vietnamese American mayor and its youngest ever to hold that office, having beat out his opponent and six-time incumbent Bruce Broadwater by just 15 votes.
Viral Video Reflects Modern Life in Asia Viral Video Reflects Modern Life in Asia
New America Media, Andrew Lam, Nov 17, 2014
The video is unsettling: A Vietnamese tourist on his knees begging a Chinese storeowner in Singapore for his money back after trying to purchase an iPhone 6. Within minutes the video goes viral, capturing headlines across Asia.
Political Parties Ignore API Vote at Their Peril
New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Oct 22, 2014
In Orange County, California, home to Little Saigon and the largest Vietnamese American population outside of Vietnam, a whopping 19 Vietnamese American candidates are vying for 20 open seats this November. For the community, ethnic loyalties are helping to galvanize an electorate largely ignored by Republicans and Democrats alike. Its a pattern playing out in API communities across the country.
On Having an Accent in America
New America Media, blog, Andrew Lam, Oct 16, 2014
Why Candidates Shouldnt Ignore Asian American Voters
New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Oct 13, 2014
Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) are a fast-growing population and as a voting bloc, their numbers have nearly doubled since 2000, but political candidates continue to ignore them, according to a new study.
In Celebration of the Karaoke, Vietnamese Style
New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Sep 23, 2014
Below is an excerpt from Andrew Lam's book, East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres, published in 2010. Sadness and joy and yearnings and stories of broken hearts all found expression through this interactive entertainment contraption, For many Vietnamese it's a godsend.
Stress, Vietnamese-Style
New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Sep 15, 2014
At an ultra-chic bar called Nam Kha, a well-dressed woman in her mid-twenties named Tram tells me that she's "si-tret." She speaks Vietnamese but switches to English for a word heard often here. There is no equivalent word in her language. The closest you can get is cang thang than kinh--tension of the mind.
For Freelancers, Growing Opportunity and Risk
New America Media, News analysis, Andrew Lam, Aug 27, 2014
he recent beheading of freelance journalist James Foley (pictured above) by militants from the Islamic State highlights the growing dangers that freelance reporters covering conflict zones face. NAM Editor Andrew Lam writes the paring back by media of foreign correspondents in these regions has opened up new opportunities and increased dangers for freelancers like Foley and Steven Sotloff, who disappeared while covering the conflict in Syria in 2012. On Wednesday, Sotloffs mother released a video pleading with the head of ISIS for his release.
In Asia, Cheating to the Test
New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Aug 19, 2014
CNN recently reported that college applications from Chinese foreign students to the US sounded exactly the same.
Robin Williams - A Genius Who Named Everything, Except His Own Depression
New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Aug 14, 2014
Robin Williams once joked that death is natures way to let you know that your table is ready. Its not funny now that the comedian overrode nature by grabbing the table without waiting for the matre d. But if his suicide has any silver lining, its that depression and mental illness are now being talked about more openly.
Finding My Voice, Seeing a Future
New America Media, Speech TEDX, Andrew Lam, Jul 28, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Andrew Lam describes the struggles he faced and how they've led to new opportunities. Through the crises he encountered as a child refugee, Lam found the root of his emptiness, and now uses his words to help those who face the same problems he once conquered.
After MH17: I Am Committed to International Travel More Than Before
New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Jul 24, 2014
I love to travel. But I travel these days with this knowledge: There's always a chance that you won't reach your destination.
The Asian Elephant Vanishes: Once Revered Animal Becomes Consumer Product
New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Jul 18, 2014
In Asia, there's an ongoing irony that deepens as the natural world dwindles to the size of a parking lot. Wild animals, once revered and assigned all kinds of spiritual meaning, are increasingly ending up as the main entre or as decorations for the rich.
Finding My Voice, Seeing a Future
New America Media, Video, Andrew Lam, Jul 16, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Andrew Lam describes the struggles he faced and how they've led to new opportunities. Through the crises he encountered as a child refugee, Lam found the root of his emptiness, and now uses his words to help those who face the same problems he once conquered. Andrew is a writer and an editor with the Pacific News Service, a short story writer, and, for 8 years, a commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." He co-founded New America Media, an association of over 2000 ethnic media organizations in America.
A Hidden Tragedy -- Mental Illness and Suicide Among Asian Americans
New America Media, Andrew Lam, Jul 15, 2014
What do Jiwon Lee, Kevin Lee, and Andrew Sun have in common? Sadly, they are three Asian Americans college students who killed themselves in high profile cases in April at prestigious universities.
Iraq Fiasco Erases Memory of Vietnam
New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Jul 15, 2014
Two and a half years after the United States pulled out of Iraq, that country has imploded, becoming a bona-fide failed state, with Baghdad under siege by jihadist militants seeking to create an Islamic caliphate in the heart of the region. Some analysts now worry that ISIS, as the Sunni group is known, will commit mass genocide against Iraq's minority Shi'a population if Baghdad falls.
Vietnam in a Quandary: China's Aggression, America's Seduction
New America Media, Q&A, Andrew Lam, Jul 15, 2014
The deployment of a Chinese oil rig within Vietnam's territorial waters about 120 nautical miles east of Vietnam's Quang Ngai province early in May added to a persistent pattern of Chinese aggression in the Asia Pacific, spanning four decades. It includes the occupation of the Paracel Islands in 1974 and of the Spratly archipelago in 1979.
Isabelle Thuy Pelaud: How I Found Myself at UC Berkeley
New America Media, Profile, Andrew Lam, Jul 15, 2014
Pelaud had always been an outsider. Born in 1965 to a French father and a Vietnamese mother who didnt speak much French, she grew up in rural France feeling isolated, both geographically and culturally. She had trouble making friends and didnt do well in school. No one believed that she would amount to much.
My Mother's Memories: On Aging and Food
New America Media, Essay, Andrew Lam, May 10, 2014
#mother'sday #mothersday Five years ago, my mother, who is now 81, was diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer's, and her short-term memories are almost non-existent.
Online Portal Documents Vietnams Human Rights Abuses
New America Media, Andrew Lam, May 10, 2014
Despite recent economic advances, Vietnam continues to languish when it comes to improving its human rights record, activists say. A new English-language online news portal, Vietnam Right Now, looks to inform readers on the Communist countrys human rights situation, including updates on prisoners of conscience and others jailed for speaking out. Vietnam Right Now Editor Hao-Nhien Vu is a former editor with the Los Angeles-based Nguoi-Viet newspaper. He spoke with NAMs Andrew Lam about the publication and the day-to-day human rights abuses in Vietnam that it plans to cover.
Q&A: Nigeria Kidnappings -- Who Are the Boko Haram?
New America Media, Andrew Lam, May 10, 2014
ditors Note: Professor Michael Watts teaches geography at UC Berkeley and is the author of many books, including Silent Violence: Food, Famine, and Peasantry in Northern Nigeria and Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta. He spoke to NAM editor Andrew Lam about the recent kidnappings of more than 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria by the radical group known as Boko Haram, and the apparent inability of the Nigerian government to either prevent or respond to their crimes. At the time of this writing, 276 of the girls that were kidnapped three weeks ago remain in captivity while 53 have escaped. On Tuesday, Nigerian officials reported that the group had struck again, abducting 11 more schoolgirls in the countrys northeast region.

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