Ben Wilkinson is the director of the Vietnam Program. Most recently, he was the Vietnam Programâ€™s associate director and resident representative based in Ho Chi Minh City, where he oversaw the Fulbright School, Vietnamâ€™s leading independent center of policy research and teaching. In that capacity, he directed the Programâ€™s policy dialogue activities with the Vietnamese government and has helped to expand this effort through the development of a regular policy discussion paper series and innovative executive programs in Vietnam and Cambridge. He supports the Vietnam Programâ€™s participation in a dialogue about institutional innovation in Vietnamese higher education and science.
Wilkinsonâ€™s work extends to Cambodia, where he has participated in a series of policy research efforts for the Cambodian government under the auspices of the United Nations. Wilkinson studied Vietnamese history and language at Harvard College and Vietnam National University and law at Harvard Law School.