Vietnam in the World – Vietnam Update 2018

Vietnam in the World – Vietnam Update 2018

The Vietnam Update in 2018 will be held from 12-13 November at the Australian National University, building on more than 25 years of the successful update series.

Forty years after đổi mới, Vietnam has one of the most open economies in the world and is becoming an increasingly significant player in global markets and regional institutions. These developments have had significant implications for social changes within Vietnam, and present new challenges and opportunities for Vietnam in the sub-region, region and international arenas. The Vietnam Update 2018 will examine how global environmental trends, society and culture, international relations and international trade are being shaped by Vietnam and are shaping Vietnam today.

The two-day Update will commence with presentations on important recent developments in Vietnam’s political and economic affairs.

Call for Proposals

The Update welcomes papers that focus on Vietnam, including relationships between Vietnam and its regional neighbours such as Laos and Cambodia, relationships with other countries, and/or with multilateral institutions such as ASEAN. The papers should speak to the place of Vietnam in the world, under one or more of the thematic areas below:

• Environment

• Society and Culture

• International Relations

• International Trade and Investment

Proposals for this Update should be no longer than 300 words and must be submitted to Elizabeth St George, Conference convenor, by 30 June 2018. Final papers must by submitted by 30 October 2018. For further information and to submit your proposals, please contact Elizabeth St George on

Information about the Update

Conference dates: Monday 12 November to Wednesday 14 November

Registration is required: Registration is requested by Friday, 7 November, for catering purposes. Registration is free and open to the public. All are welcome. We will accept registrations on the day.

Catering: Lunch will be provided on both days of the Update, subject to prior registration

Conference dinner: A conference dinner will be held on Monday 12 November, with the venue and cost to be confirmed.

On-campus pay parking is from 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Full program

The full program will be available closer to the date.

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