On January 14th, 2020, Fulbright University Vietnam was honored to host a public lecture from Dr. Elmendorf, Dean of the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the historic Fulbright Economics Teaching Program (FETP) at HKS. FETP was a bridge in the US – Vietnam relationship: initiated before the release of the American embargo and the normalization of diplomatic relations between both countries, the program provided public policy research and training for generations of Vietnamese students and policy makers aspiring to renovate their country. It is also the distinguished precursor of our Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management (FSPPM), the foundational academic unit of our University.
Twenty-five years ago, Fulbright University's antecedent, Fulbright Economics Teaching Program (FETP), embarked on a journey from the shoulders of a giant, Harvard. After over two decades, Fulbright has emerged as one of the leading public policy institutions in the region, being the first South East Asian school to be accredited by NASPAA.
Professor Douglas W. Elmendorf, Dean of Faculty, Harvard Kennedy School will provide a public lecture at Fulbright Campus on January 14th.
Themed as "Word Economy: Trends and prospects in the new decade", he will provide the audience a brief overview of the world economy, trends and prospects in the near-term, potential impact of the upcoming presidential election on the world economy and how developing, very open economies like Vietnam should prepare for unpredictable changes in current global economic order.
On 2nd January 2019, Dr. Bae Yooil, Lecturer at Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, presented on the development trajectory of the most prominent industrial center in Korea and analyzed theories explaining factors contributing to the successful transformation of this urban area.
FSPPM wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May this Christmas end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year.