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CIC YPN: Researching ASEAN Themes – a Zoom event

April 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm PDT

Join the CIC YPN and Nguyen Quoc Tan Trung for this new Zoom event…

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been one of the most high-profile regional organizations in recent international relations and law history. Collectively, ASEAN countries have a total population of 662 million people and a gross domestic product (GDP) of $3.2 trillion. Some authors note that ASEAN is only behind the European Union in terms of economic success, political stability, and international accommodationism. However, the understanding of ASEAN views, politics, contributions, and identities within the Western-led liberal international order has been scarce, especially within the Anglo-American community, including Canada. The aim of this event is to hear from Dr. Nguyen Khac Giang as he discusses how researchers interested in ASEAN (or Indo-Pacific) themes can better understand many of the regional underpinnings that drive decision making.

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Speaker: Dr Nguyen Khac Giang

Visiting Fellow at the Vietnam Studies Programme – ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore

Dr Nguyen Khac Giang is a Visiting Fellow at the Vietnam Studies Programme, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and a Research Fellow at the Vietnam Center for Economic and Strategic Studies (VESS). He was formerly Head of the Political Research Unit of the Hanoi-based Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR). He holds a PhD in Political Science from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, and is an oft-quoted expert on Vietnamese and ASEAN affairs, having written extensively for major Vietnamese and English news outlets.

Host and Moderator: Nguyen Quoc Tan Trung

Doctoral Researcher at the University of Victoria, Canada

Trung is a junior international legal scholar at the University of Victoria, Canada. He also plays the role of research associate and legal advisor for several human rights NGOs and political think tanks in Asia. His research and analyses have appeared in several established journals and news outlets, including the Cambridge Journal of International Law, the Journal of Conflict and Security Law, the Diplomat, and the Conversation. His work covers a wide range of interests, including state responsibilities, the law of armed conflict and ASEAN’s experiences with international law.


April 4
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm PDT