Tuan Luc is a PhD Candidate in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at UNSW Canberra. His PhD research seeks to figure out how and to what extent the great and medium power dynamics in the Indo-Pacific region have affected the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) centrality in managing maritime disputes in the South China Sea.
Before commencing his PhD research, Tuan Luc was an international relations expert of the Department of Foreign Relations of the Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam (DFR-MPS) since 2009. He joined the Ministry in August 2004. He currently holds the rank of captain. He has been under educational leave for postgraduate education in Australia since 2015.
He was the President of the Vietnamese Youth and Student Association in Canberra, Australia (ACT-VYSA) for two terms 2016 - 2017 and 2017 - 2018. He used to be a youth leader at the People’s Security Academy of Vietnam, the DFR-MPS and Old Dominion University.
Tuan Luc was a graduate of the People’s Security Academy of Vietnam (B.A.) and Old Dominion University (M.A. under the sponsorship of Fulbright program).