Speakers & Experts


Haco Hoang, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science

Email: hhoang@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805) 493-3433


Dr. Haco Hoang holds a Ph.D. in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations from Boston University. She was a Fulbright Scholar and Visting Research Associate at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore.

Dr. Hoang teaches courses on international relations, global studies, terrorism, ethnic conflict and genocide, public policy, and women in politics. In addition to teaching at California Lutheran University, she was a policy analyst in Los Angeles on education and budget issues. She has also worked as a policy consultant on projects related to female gangs, youth civic engagement, and neighborhood councils for the City of Los Angeles. From 2006-2009, she served as the education policy consultant to promote youth environmental activism for the Million Trees Los Angeles initiative. Her policy work and research have been profiled in the Women's Policy Journal of Harvard-Kennedy School of Government, Sage Publications, Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, KCLU radio, and Ventura County Star. She has also been a speaker at various organizations including the American Association of University Women, World Affairs Council, and Los Angeles United School District. Most recently, she co-wrote an article about the globalization of gangs which focused on efforts in Los Angeles to combat transnational gangs.

From 2011-2013, Dr. Hoang was awarded a major research grant from the California Wellness Foundation with a chemistry colleague and student researchers titled "Promoting Environmental Justice in Oxnard: Integrating Science Into Civic Engagement."  In 2013, Dr. Hoang and her researcher collaborators were awarded another major research grant for a project titled "Measuring the Impact of Pesticide Exposure on Neurobehavarial Outcomes in Ventura County, CA."


  • "US Foreign Policy"

    Description: Analysis of major current events in the world and how they impact the US and its foreign policy. Topics may include US security interests and terrorism.

  • "Politics and Policy in the City of Los Angeles"

    Analysis of major policy and political issues facing the City of Los Angeles, from the perspective of an academic and policy analyst.

  • "US Relations with Asia"

    Analysis of key factors that shape US relations with various countries in the Asia-Pacific region including China and Southeast Asian nations.

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