December 1, 2022

Virtual talk with Dr. Vu Lam about “Public Diplomacy in Vietnam”

December 1, 2022, 19:00 – 20:30, Zoom link will be sent to your registered email

In the next episode of ‘Fulbright Speakers’ Series: The World Beyond a Book’, Fulbright University Vietnam cordially invites you to a virtual talk with Dr. Vu Lam about their recent published book, “Public Diplomacy in Vietnam”.

⏰Time: 07:00 – 08:30 PM on Thursday, December 1, 2022 (Vietnam time, GMT +7)

👉 Register at: https://forms.office.com/r/k5xZp5rcnY

🌟 Zoom link will be sent via email on November 30, 2022.

“Public diplomacy” has gained the status of a buzzword among specialists in the fields of communication studies and international relations. Yet, more than 50 years after its birth, the concept still does not have a unified understanding, and still attracts constant debate with regard to, among other things, what lies at its centre and periphery — simply put, what it is and is not. My book presents an alternative understanding about public diplomacy put into the context of Vietnam. It shows that Vietnam has been conducted a particular form of public diplomacy that is both inbound and outbound, largely thanks to the rise of the Internet and social media.

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Fulbright Speakers’ Series is a quest for knowledge and understanding with diverse incisive viewpoints of prominent authors, both in Vietnam and globally, venturing into a myriad of topics ranging from development history and current Vietnam in the context of globalization, to the importance of mental health in being a compassionate community member.

About the speaker:

Vu Lam is a visiting research fellow at the Australian National University. He adopts a data-driven approach to research on strategic communication, citizen engagement, and especially public diplomacy. Vu holds a Ph.D. in International and Political Studies from the University of New South Wales and a Master of International Studies (Advanced) from the University of Queensland, Australia.

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