August 8-13, 2011: Summer Course on International Relations Theory and Method

UNESCO Chair Conducts Summer School on ‘International Relations Theory and Method’ for Vietnamese Scholars

8-13 August 2011

Sapa, Vietnam

Professor Amitav Acharya conducted a summer school on ‘International Relations Theory and Method’ for Vietnamese scholars at the invitation of the Consortium on International Studies in Vietnam and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, part of Vietnam National University. The event, held during 7-12 August, 2011, was funded by the Ford Foundation, and included faculty and researchers from Vietnamese universities from across the country, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Danang, as well as the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam. The one week program was held at the Vietnam Trade Union Hotel, Sapa, a spectacular hill town in northern Vietnam close to the Vietnam-China border. The workshop is part of a six year Ford Foundation grant to enhance the ‘quality of teaching’ of international relations in Vietnam, and covered major IR theories such as Realism, Liberalism, Constructivism, Marxism, feminist approaches, regionalism, non-western IR Theory and methodology.

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