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The Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) is continuing the traditions which were formed and developed over the past 50 years from the early diplomatic training classes (1956) to the Foreign Affairs University (1959) and the Institute of International Relations (1992). Today, the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam has become a prestigious institution of international relations, a leading institution for research and advice on foreign policy and a unique institution for training foreign affairs officials from central to local levels.
The Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam was established in accordance with Decision 82/2008/QD-TTg dated 23 June 2008 by the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on the basis of upgrading the Institute for International Relations (successor of the College for Foreign Affairs established in 1959). The Academy carries out strategic research in international relations and foreign policies; undergraduate and graduate training and retraining of Foreign Service personnel; serves as “think tank” in foreign policy for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Party and the State.
Thomas Friedman is a well-known American journalist and commentator on the issues of international trade, the Middle East, globalization and environmental issues. He is responsible for a foreign policy column of the New York Times. He is also the author of a series of international bestselling books including "The World is Flat".
During his time in Vietnam, Mr. Thomas Friedman has worked with a number of departments in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on mutual concerns. He also worked with a number of ministries and branches; met the national press, had a talk with students in prominent universities in Hanoi, such as Vietnam National University, Ha Noi; Foreign Trade University, Diplomatic Academy of V...
On 18 th -19 th October, 2013, at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV), a conference entitled “Can East Asia Remain Peaceful?” was jointly held by the Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies (IFPSS) and Uppsala University (Sweden) with the participation of over 30 delegates who are high ranking scholars of East Asian Peace and Security from America, China, the Philippines, Thailand, South Korea, Sweden, New Zealand, Denmark, Australia, Norway and Vietnam. This is the third annual conference in the framework of East Asian Peace programme (EAP programme) held by the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University.