Exploring Vietnam’s Role in Peace and Mediation


About the Webinar

The webinar explores the possible role that Vietnam can play in peace and mediation. A recent addition to Vietnam’s existing foreign policy objectives of independence and the multi-lateralisation of international relations is to become a contributor to global peace. The webinar will provide an overview of this new foreign policy thrust in terms of its context, motivations, and significance. It will also provide a case-specific analysis that reviews Vietnam’s past experience in contributing to peace. It further assesses Vietnam’s potential and possible challenges to its prospective role of a peace mediator. Finally, it puts forward several policy recommendations for Vietnam to overcome these challenges and take on this new role.

About the Speaker

Hoang Oanh is currently Deputy Director of the Center for Regional Studies and Foreign Policy at the Institute of Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, which she joined in 2007. She obtained her PhD from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her areas of expertise include regional security cooperation, regional security architecture, and Vietnamese foreign policy. She is also part of a team that provides input to the foreign ministry on Vietnam’s current chairmanship of ASEAN and non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.


This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.

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For the best experience, please mute your microphone. If you have questions for the panellists, please key in your questions via the Q&A, stating your name and affiliation. The moderator will field them to the panellist during the Q&A session.


May 19 2020


10:00 am - 11:30 am