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LINK TO THE PROGRAM HERE

LNK TO THE ABSTRACTS HERE

LINK TO PREVIOUS UPDATE PUBLICATIONS HERE

For those interested in attending the conference dinner on Monday 20 November, please register and pay here

Vietnamese today are questioning ends and means, particularly as they relate to human security. Thirty years after the country’s communist leadership decisively embraced market integration policies, poverty is declining, incomes are rising, and lives and livelihoods are being transformed. However, as regional tensions create new uncertainties, citizens are preoccupied with trust, accountability and control as they grapple with widening social disparities, opaque governance, environmental insecurity and increasing life complexities. As debates rage about how best to safeguard the nation’s wellbeing, Vietnamese show that they thirst for transparency, fairness and reliable ways to assert control over life. Increasingly, questions are being asked as to whether life might be lived in a better way.

The 2017 Vietnam Update is dedicated to examining the politics of life. During a two-day public workshop in Canberra on 20-21 November 2017, sixteen academic specialists will analyse significant developments in Vietnam’s society, politics and international relations. Presenters will document the challenges to life posed by regional power disparities, social inequalities, environmental destruction and state incapacity. They trace new varieties of political activism and examine the strategies citizens utilise to mitigate risk and suture gaps through mutual assistance and security from below. As Vietnamese people confront new threats, the papers show that they also endeavour to wrest control over life through deliberative modes of living and being.

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Conference website: 2017 Vietnam Update

Registration is required. Registration is free and open to the public. We will accept registrations on the day. All are welcome

Catering: Catering will be provided - morning and afternoon tea and a light lunch. Please confirm all dietary requirements when you register.

Conference dinner: The conference dinner will be held on Monday 20 November, 7.30pm at the LemonGrass Thai Restaurant. The cost of the dinner is $30 per person for the buffet meal only (soft drinks on the table but other drinks are extra and to be paid on the night). Please register to attend the dinner here. Register and pay for dinner (make this the link)

On-campus pay parking is from 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday to Friday. There are a number of carparks along Garran Road. For further information on parking locations please see: http://facilities.anu.edu.au/services/maps-and-way-finding

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