PROVO — Brigham Young University will host Le Cong Phung, Vietnamese ambassador to the United States, for a lecture 11 a.m. Thursday in the Herald R. Clark Building, Room 238.

The speech is another in the series of Ambassadorial Insights Lectures sponsored by BYU's David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.

A career diplomat, Phung was appointed ambassador to the U.S. in 2007, having previously served as the first deputy foreign minister and as chairman for both the Committee on Border Affairs and the National Commission for UNESCO.

Phung has served in various Foreign Service postings in England, China and Indonesia and as ambassador to Thailand.

The lecture will be archived online at kennedy byu.edu.