Mark Seah

Program Manager,
Unseen Legacies of the Vietnam War Project
Global Vietnam Wars Studies Initiative

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Mark Seah is the Program Manager for the Global Vietnam Wars Studies Initiative, an initiative racing to rescue and document the untold histories and hidden memories from all sides of the war while advancing groundbreaking scholarship about the conflict and its domestic and global ramifications. Mark also serves as the program manager for the Unseen Legacies of Vietnam War Project, the first systematic review of documents from multiple archives and other sources in the U.S. and Vietnam, designed to facilitate the location and identification of Vietnamese war dead. This information is provided to the U.S. Department of Defense along with personal ephemera and verifying documentation that can provide closure and healing to Vietnamese families.

Mark first joined the Ash Center in 2019 as a Program Coordinator and Assistant to both Professor Anthony Saich (former Ash Center Director, Director of the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia) & Dr. Edward Cunningham (Director of the China Public Policy & Globalization Program). He later stepped into the Program Administrator role that supports the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia before joining the GVWSI & Unseen Legacies team.

As a founding member of the Ash Center Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee, Mark contributes actively to its efforts advancing equitable practices within the center. He established and led original programming for its Community Learning Series, curated its web-based educational resources and served as a member of its Hiring Retention Group.

Mark holds both Master of Music (MM) and Bachelor of Music (BM) degrees from the Manhattan School of Music. A native of Singapore, Mark is an active classical singer and was the Cantor at the United Nations Parish during his time in New York City. Prior to joining the Ash Center, Mark held multiple positions in higher education; most recently, as an administrator for the Integrated Life Sciences PhD program at the University of Georgia Graduate School.