[POSTPONED] Exploring Vietnam’s Role in Peace and Mediation
POSTPONEMENT OF EVENT
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the ISEAS seminar by Dr Hoang Oanh “Exploring Vietnam’s Role in Peace and Mediation” scheduled for 24 March 2020 will be postponed until further notice. We will update you on the new seminar date and hope you will join us for the event then. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
VIETNAM STUDIES PROGRAMME SEMINAR
About the Seminar
The seminar 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 seminar 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
Dr 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.