H.E. Ambassador Dr. Luan Thuy Duong

H.E. Luan Thuy Duong is teaching and giving lectures on international relations, international conflicts, international relations history, foreign policies, public policies, international communication and public communication at the DAV and many other universities. She is also the Vice Chair of the Business Community Integration Committee (of Viet Nam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises; and of Viet Nam Association of Science and Technology), and the Chairwoman of International Cooperation Committee of Viet Nam Association for Intellectual Women (member of Viet Nam Women’s Union).

With the diplomatic career, from 2010 to 2014, she was the Minister Counselor at the Vietnam Embassy in the United States. From 2016 to 2019, she was the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Then noted, the Vietnamese Government has accredited to Dr. Luan Thuy Duong the official long-life title of the Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam since 2018.

With the political and scientific research career, she was the former Director General of the DAV, from 2014 to 2016. She involved in all ASEAN Track Two activities: ASEAN – ISIS, CSCAP, ASEAN–EU Think-tank Network; Network of East Asian Think-tanks (NEAT) and Network of East Asian Studies (NEAS). From 2007 – 2010, she was the Deputy Director General of the Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies – DAV, and at the same time, was the Chair of Executive Board of Vietnam’s APEC Studies Center – MOFA. From 2005 – 2007, she was the Director of the Southeast Asian Studies Center of the DAV. From 2001 to 2004, she was the Deputy Director of the Southeast Asian Studies Center of the DAV. From 2000 – 2001, she was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA), Tokyo.

Ambassador. Dr. Duong is the author and co-author of several books and has published many articles in foreign newspapers and other publications: The Role of Track II within the ASEAN Cooperation; The Role of Middle Powers in Asia Pacific after the Cold War; Growth Triangles in Southeast Asia; Energy Security in Southeast Asia; Sources of Conflicts and Insecurity in Southeast Asia; ASEAN and the “One Belt One Road” Initiative by China; Civil Society in ASEAN Charter; ASEAN and Human Rights; ASEAN and Three Pillars; Toward ASEAN Security Community: Prospects and The Role of Vietnam; ASEAN Political-Security Community and the East Sea Dispute Settlement; ASEAN Socio – Cultural Community beyond 2025; ASEAN’s Role in East Asia Integration Process; Toward East Asian Community: Impetus and Obstacles; Prospects of the Asia-Pacific Community; APEC: Process and Its Impacts on Vietnam; Toward the Asia Pacific: EU’s and the US’s Strategies; Terrorism in Southeast Asia; Religion, Politics and Conflicts; ASEAN and EU: two natural partners; Myanmar elections and roads to democracy; Myanmar: in the past and at present; Viet Nam – ASEAN relations in the official documents of the Vietnamese Party Congresses; The future of ARF and the role of ASEAN; ASEAN – China Relations in the decade of 2020-2030; ASEAN – US Comprehensive Strategic Partnership; ASEAN – EU Strategic Partnership; ASEAN and human rights issues; Religion – politics and conflict: theory and practice; Non-traditional challenges in Southeast Asia; Role of Vietnamese Women in the Cause of Science – Technology Development and World Integration

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