Over 400 scholars worldwide are attending the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) Regional Convening 2019 in Hanoi from August 12 – 15.
At the event
The event is co-organised by theYSI under the Institute for New Economic Thinking in collaboration with VietnamNational University – Hanoi’s University of Economics and Business (UEB). It isthe first time it has been held in Asia and the fifth regional convening heldby YSI. The previous events were held in Europe, Latin America, Africa andNorth America.
Among over 400 participatingscholars, 200 are foreign young scholars, 24 are international experts, fiveare economics professors and the remaining from Vietnam.
The event affords participants achance to share ideas and spread academic inspiration regarding socialchallenges of the 21st century.
There are nine round-table and 50panel discussions, focusing on social network research tools to deal withinequality, state and market in the context of rising populism in Asia,foundation for cooperation, renewable energy, economics, opportunities andchallenges in inter-sectoral urban research, global economic restructuring,Vietnam and the digital economy, among others.
In particular, UEB Vice RectorNguyen Anh Thu will chair a round-table discussion on Vietnam and the digitaleconomy, during which domestic and foreign experts will focus on digitaltransformation trend on the global scale, future of the Vietnamese digitaleconomy, and recommendations to the Vietnamese government and businesses amidthe fourth Industrial Revolution.-VNA