DR. HAI HONG NGUYEN
VIETNAM´S FOREIGN POLICY AFTER THE 13TH PARTY CONGRESS
Date & Time
02.06. 2021, 9:00 CEST
The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) convened its 13th Congress on 25 January – 1 February of 2021. The Congress adopted the nation´s foreign policy in the next five years and beyond. Vietnam´s successful economic reforms in the past 35 years; geopolitical position in the on-going evolution of an Indo-Pacific security architecture; being a territorial sovereignty claimant in the South China Sea (or Bin Đông/East Sea in Vietnamese) disputes; and impressively successful fight againt COVID-19, had made the state a spotlight, drawing attention from interested people in Czech Republic and around the globe. This two-hour public lecture will provide:
- The background of Vietnam´s foreign policy development since the CPV´s 6th Congress of Đ‑i Mi (or Renewal) in the late 1986.
- Vietnam´s foreign policy and pillars in Vietnam´s foreign policy adopted at the 13th Congress.
- Vietnam´s foreign policy implementation after the 13th Congress thus far and in the years to come.
- Implications of Vietnam´s 13th Congress’s foreign policy for the European Union and Czech Republic.
Hai Hong Nguyen is an International Development Specialist at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and an Associate Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Futures, the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Prior to moving to Australia in 2011, Hai taught Vietnam’s foreign policy after working in the public diplomacy sector for nearly ten years in Vietnam. His research focuses on Vietnamese politics and foreign policy, international and regional politics and relations, democratic theory and governance. His first monograph is Political Dynamics of Grassroots Democracy in Vietnam (Palgrave McMillan, 2016). Hai got his PhD in political science (UQ, 2015), Master’s in international human rights and humanitarian law (Lund, 2004), and was a Chevening Fellow at the Centre for Democracy, the Rule of Law and Security, the University of Birmingham (UK, 2008).