Invitation to the Opening of the Asia Institute Vietnam Office
Friday January 12, 2017 (10 AM – 11:30 AM)
Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS)
The Asia Institute announces the opening of the Asia Institute Vietnam Office in Hanoi on Friday, January 12, 2018. This office will be run in partnership with the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS) of the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture.
Vietnam has emerged as one of the most dynamic nations in Asia, astonishing the international community with its economic vitality, its intellectual vigor and its commitment to building a rules-based order in Asia.
As Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia play an increasingly important role in global governance and in cultural and scholarly exchange, Vietnam will serve as a critical bridge between nations and as a platform for deep and long-term cooperation at all levels.
The Vietnam office of the Asia Institute is located in the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS) and will work closely with Vietnamese experts in a broad range of fields. We will start monthly lectures on critical issues for Asia that offer a unique opportunity for dialogue.
Responding to Vietnam’s new intellectual openness, the Asia Institute invites everyone to join us in this exciting project and to offer us suggestions as to how we can improve our work in the future so promote real integration and cooperation in Vietnam, and throughout the region.
The director of the Vietnam office of the Asia Institute will be Professor Jung Woojin, a founding member of the Asia Institute currently serving as a visiting professor at the Vietnam National University Social Science & Humanities.
You are cordially invited to attend our opening ceremony on Friday January 12, 2017 (10 AM – 11:30 AM).
The opening ceremony will be held at
The Asia Institute Vietnam Office at the
Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS) http://en.vicas.org.vn
Hanoi 32 Hao Nam, O Cho Dua, Dong Da, Hanoi Tel: (84-4) 8519570 (ext. 303)
Opening Remarks by distinguished figures
“Vietnam’s role in the international community”
(Emanuel Pastreich Founding Director of the Asia Institute)
Networking time and refreshments
The Asia Institute submitted a report detailing concrete recommendations for a possible Korean program for science diplomacy featuring science diplomacy centers that may be developed by the Korea Foundation of Science and Technology Societies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This project, sponsored by Korea Foundation of Science and Technology Societies, involved a survey of best practices for science diplomacy in other nations and concrete proposals for innovative approaches that Korea can adopt to maximize its impact and respond to real needs. We stressed the need to customize such science diplomacy centers to the needs of regions, and countries, and to encourage exchange and an equal dialog on critical issues for our time.
Asia Institute director Emanuel Pastreich served as primary researcher and Asia Institute’s Rachel L. Stine was research director. We thank assistant researchers Olga Krasnyak, Ibrihim Ahmaid & Kadir Ayhan for their help.
A seminar on the topic of science diplomacy is planned for February, 2018.