Personal Interviews

Personal Interviews


Featured here are some of my favorite on-camera interviews conducted in recent years. Interviewees include professors, students, and colleagues. Formal and informal interviews on a variety of topics are included.

Interview with Mr James Lu, at the Hong Kong Hotels Association

In an open dialogue on leadership and innovation with Mr. James Lu, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Hotels Association, we learn about Mr. Lu’s personal success and vision for the future and rewarding aspects of the hospitality industry. The video is recommended for international students looking to improve their career opportunities and personal development.

Interview with Calvin Yuen, at the Shang Palace, Kowloon Shangri-la Hotel

Dr. Steven Martin interviews Calvin Yuen, and outstanding young professional in the hotel and tourism industry. Calvin is a graduate of The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) in Hong Kong and serves as an outstanding example of personal development through applied learning and hard work. The interview was conducted at the Shang Palace, Kowloon Shangri-la Hotel, Hong Kong.

Interview with Prof Kaye Chon, Dean of SHTM, at PSU Phuket

Dr. Steven Martin interviews Prof. Kaye Chon from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM), after a recent lecture at the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism, Prince of Songkla University, Phuket, Thailand. Interview topics include the meaning of hospitality, the prolific growth of the industry in Asia, and the experience of studying in Phuket. Prof. Chon describes the significance of the "Asian Paradigm".

Interview with Prof Sombo Manara, Khmer historian, in Vietnam

Dr. Steven Martin interviews Prof. Dr. Sombo Manara, a leading expert in Khmer ancient history. The interview took place at the Po Nagar Temple in Nha Trang, Vietnam, a 7th - 12th century Hindu temple and vestige of the once powerful Champa Kingdom. Cham is an Austronesian language, part of a super-family of languages generally associated with the seafaring peoples of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Interview with Robert Habibi, Lecturer at PSU Phuket

Dr Steven Martin interviews Robert Habibi, an American Teacher from Washington DC, now working at Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus. The film is intended for students considering to studying abroad in Southeast Asia. The interview was conducted by Dr. Steven A. Martin and fosters an awareness and understanding of the Phuket and the region.

Interview with Anna Nilsson, international student at PSU Phuket

Representing Education Abroad Asia, Dr. Steven A. Martin interviews Anna Nilsson, Thai-Swedish student at Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus. The video looks at the student who returns to the island after ten years abroad. Anna reflects her perspective on the experience of studying in Phuket, Thailand, and shares her feelings on the importance of study abroad, learning, and appreciating and respecting local culture.

Interview with Kay Kay Zanonh, American student at PSU Phuket

Dr. Steven A. Martin interviews American education abroad student Kay Kay Zanonh, who has been studying at the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism, Prince of Songkla University, Phuket. Kay Kay shares her personal experience on the cost and quality of studying in Phuket compared with her home and friends in the United States. The film is intended for Education Abroad Asia students and academic purposes, fostering international awareness and understanding.

Interview with American Prof Wilhelm Solheim in the Philippines

In 2006, journalists Steven Andrew Martin and David Blundell interviewed Professor Wilhelm G. Solheim II at his home on the University of the Philippines, Diliman (UPD) campus. The interview topic of this short film is the cultural history of the Austronesian speaking peoples and his Nusantao hypothesis. Prof. Wilhelm Solheim was instrumental in developing the Archaeological Studies Program at UPD. He died on July 25, 2014 at the age of 89. It was an honor to have met him and I hope others can appreciate this warm-hearted interview. I plan to post several other interviews with Prof. Solheim which we conducted that same year.

Interview with Prof Peter Bellwood in the Batanes Islands

During field research on location in the Batanes Islands, The Philippines, Steven A. Martin and David Blundell interview Prof. Peter Bellwood, renowned archaeologist and scholar of Austronesian Studies. Prof. Bellwood shares his personal story of attending Cambridge University, lecturing in New Zealand, and the events that led him to the "Out of Taiwan" discussion of Austronesian-speaking peoples from archaeological, linguistic and genetic perspectives. As an accomplished professor of archaeology at the School of Archaeology and Anthropology of the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, he is a leading specialist in Southeast Asian and Pacific prehistory. Please visit the Batanes Island Photo Journal to earn more.