• 2022 May 14

    Event at Capacity -- Discussion with the Prime Minister of Vietnam

    2:30pm to 4:30pm


    Nye Conference Center, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School

    This event is now at capacity. 

    The Ash Center’s Vietnam Program invites you to a discussion with Vietnamese Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính on Vietnam’s economic development strategy. Following his remarks, the Vietnam Program will host an expert panel to respond to the Prime Minister's speech and discuss Vietnam's sustainable economic growth and ambitious climate change commitments in further detail. The additional panelists will include:

    • Jason Furman, Aetna Professor of the Practice of...
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  • 2021 Sep 30

    Book Talk -- Nothing is Impossible: America's Reconciliation with Vietnam

    4:00pm to 5:00pm


    Virtual event, registration required

    The Ash Center invites you to a book talk with former U.S. ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius, author of the forthcoming book “Nothing is Impossible: America's Reconciliation with Vietnam.” Osius will be joined in discussion by Thomas Vallely, Senior Advisor for Mainland Southeast Asia at the Ash Center.

    About the Author    

    A diplomat for nearly thirty years, Ted Osius served from 2014 to 2017 as U.S. ambassador to Vietnam, a country he has loved since serving there in the 1990s, when he helped...

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  • 2021 Apr 02

    Modernizing Asia’s Countryside

    9:00am to 11:00am


    Virtual event, registration required

    Join the Ash Center and Harvard-Yenching Institute for their annual roundtable discussion. An interdisciplinary panel of distinguished scholars from China, India, Japan, Korea and Vietnam will explore the record of successful and unsuccessful efforts at rural development in their own countries. Why have some programs succeeded in increasing productivity, improving infrastructure and public services, alleviating poverty, and ameliorating social and economic inequality, whereas others proved much less successful? What have Asian countries learned from these achievements and...

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  • 2019 Oct 25

    Vietnam: Party, State and Society in an Era of Great Power Rivalry

    12:15pm to 2:00pm


    S020, Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St.

    Please join us for a Harvard University Asia Center event, co-sponsored by the Ash Center and Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, featuring: 

    Opening remarks

    Chair: Professor Dwight Perkins, Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, Harvard University

    The nature and limits of the party-state

    The Honorable Borje Ljunggren, Associate, Harvard Asia Center; former Swedish Ambassador to China and Vietnam

    Health equity and markets

    Dr. Lincoln Chen, President, China Medical Board

    Civil society, dissent and repression

    Dr. Eva Hansson, Coordinator, Forum for Asian Studies, Stockholm University

    Coping in an era of growing great power rivalry

    Professor Robert Ross, Political Science Department, Boston College