Call for Papers – Vietnamese Communist Party’s 13th Congress: Dilemmas of Development and Global Integration


The Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP) will be holding its 13th National Congress in 2021, a pivotal event where critical decisions on leadership renewal and policy are on the agenda.

To examine possible scenarios at the Party Congress and broader issues about the dilemmas of development and global integration in Vietnam, the US-Vietnam Research Center, University of Oregon in collaboration with ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore will be organising a two-day symposium in the second half of 2020.

This symposium hopes to promote a better understanding of Vietnamese politics and economy by addressing four sets of questions below:

    1. Vietnamese Communist Party’s 13th Congress
    2. Causes of Growth and Nature of the State and the Economy
    3. Political Impact of Growth
    4. Vietnam in Comparative Perspectives


Call for Papers

We welcome paper proposals (in English) from international and Vietnamese scholars from any disciplines, professionals and practitioners, addressing the above questions and other issues of relevance to the political economy of development in Vietnam.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and 1-page CV by 15 April 2020 to Tuong Vu, Department of Political Science, University of Oregon at <>.

Authors with selected abstracts will be informed by 30 April 2020.

Successful authors will be expected to submit a draft of their paper by 30 July 2020.  Paper presenters will be provided with funds for travel and accommodation to attend the symposium in Singapore on 3 and 4 September 2020.

All symposium papers will be published by ISEAS Publishing in an edited volume.

For more details, click here.


Apr 15 2020


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