A Year in Viet Nam as a Fulbright Scholar


Tokioka Room, Moore Hall 319
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 12:00 – 1:30pm

For 16 years, Jay Hartwell served as faculty adviser to student media programs at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa until 2012 when a spontaneous visit to a friend in Viet Nam led to a Fulbright Core Scholar application, acceptance and 10 months (2013-2014) traveling the country, and lecturing on and conducting journalism workshops.

Hartwell mugJay Hartwell came to the University of Hawai’i in 1997 after winning two awards from the Hawaiʻi Book Publishers Association (1996 Book of the Year and Excellence in Hawaiian Culture) for “Na Mamo: Hawaiian People Today.” He was a general assignment reporter for The Honolulu Advertiser from 1980-1988 after getting his Master’s in journalism from Columbia University. As faculty adviser to student media programs at the Mānoa campus, he earned the College Media Association’s 2012 Reid H. Montgomery Distinguished Service Award for his work advising university programs, collaborating with professional associations and assisting high school journalism. He was a U.S. Fulbright Core Scholar in Viet Nam from 2013-2014.

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