TIU Global Dialogue #9: Viet Nam's Foreign Policy in the 21st Century

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May 12, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Southeast Asian History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations

Dear Colleagues, 

Hope you enjoyed your Golden Week holidays, while staying safe from COVID19. Just reaching out to remind you of our upcoming TIU Global Dialogue session.

TIU Global Dialogue #9

Theme: Viet Nam's Foreign Policy in the 21st Century

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 19:00-20:00 Japan time. 

Speaker: Dr. Thuy T. Do, Diplomat and Academic (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam; Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam)


Register here: http://bit.ly/tiugd-s9

Session Abstract:

More than three decades since Doi Moi in 1986, Viet Nam has implemented an independent, multidirectional, and diversified foreign policy. With its rapid economic growth, internal stability, and enhanced contribution to international and regional affairs, Viet Nam has increasingly been seen as an important player in East Asia. This lecture provides an overview of the changing patterns of Viet Nam’s current worldview and the key pillars shaping Viet Nam’s foreign policy in the twenty-first century. These include, among others, proactive international integration, penchant for multilateralism and the rules-based international order, independent and balanced strategies vis-à-vis great powers, as well as engagement with the regional security order and strategic response to regional challenges such as China’s rise and the South China Sea disputes. The lecture will also provide updates on the latest developments in Vietnam’s foreign policy orientation following the recently concluded 13th Party Congress.

Please feel free to promote this virtual event to your students interested in Viet Nam.

Up Next: 

TIU Global Dialogue #10

Theme: Economic Fallout of the Covid Crisis - Emerging Economy Challenges

Date/time: 16 June 2021, 16:00-17:00 Japan time

Speaker: Dr. Duvvuri Subbarao (former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (India's central bank)  

RSVP Link: Up soon!


FYI: Our speaker series, TIU Global Dialogue, has now hosted 8 sessions. 

They are archived on YouTube:


Session 1: The Political Economy of the Kimberley Process



Session 2: Memorials Politics: Material Rhetoric of "Comfort Women" Statues



Session 3:  The COVID 19 Pandemic and the Economy



Session 4: Transitional Justice: Art, Temporality & Memory 



Session 5: Human Rights in Myanmar



Session 6: ASEAN and Its Challenges



Session 7: China and the Western Balkans: What the Future Holds



Session 8: Biden and Asia: What's the Game Plan? 



Contact Info: 

Thomas Blackwood, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology

Tokyo International University

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