Quang Hưng Đỗ, Former Director, The Religion and Rule of Law Center
Do Quang Hung is one of the founders of religious studies in Vietnam and is the former director of the Institute for Religious Studies (IRS) under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences. He is also the former editor-in-chief of the institute’s Religious Studies magazine. From 2010 to 2020, he was head of the International Politics Department of the Faculty of Political Science at Vietnam National University’s University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Hanoi. He has a PhD in history from the Russian Academy of Sciences and was conferred the rank of state professor in 2001. His publications include Religion and Modernity (2014), Religion – State – Law (2015, Vietnam National Book Award), Religious Policy and Rule of Law State (2014), Secular State (2021, Vietnam National Book Award), and the trilogy Religion and Rule of Law State in Vietnam, which includes the books Religion and Society, Religion and Law, and Religion and State (2022). He was a member of the National Assembly’s advisory committee, drafting the Ordinance on Beliefs and Religions (2004) and the Law on Belief and Religion (2016). He is chairman of the Religious Advisory Council of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front.