Chingduang Yurayong’s Lecture at Seoul National University

On May 30, Chingduang Yurayong was invited to deliver a guest lecture for the colloquium of the Department of Linguistics and the Institute of Altaic Studies at the College of Humanities, Seoul National University, South Korea.

Photo: Sangchul Park

The lecture was entitled Language diversity and contact of Altaic languages in Temperate Asia: Exploring patterns in adjustable quantification and negation, based on the forthcoming publication in Journal of Chinese Linguistics Monograph Series under collaboration with Pui Yiu Szeto (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) and Sami Honkasalo (University of Helsinki).

Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam Visited University of Helsinki

Prof Julie Yu-Wen Chen and Prof Peter Stadius welcomed the delegation of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam to the University of Helsinki in May. The delegation was led by Ambassador Dr. Pham Lan Dung, Acting President of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam.

Photo by Pham Ngoc

Prof. Stadius gave presentation about Finland’s foreign and security strategies from long-term perspectives while Prof. Chen presented the EUVIP project where the South China Sea issue is one of the core focuses of the project. The meeting facilitated deeper understanding of Finland’s foreign and security policies and approaches toward the current world political situation, including political and security trends in the Indo-Pacific and the South China Sea in the context of great power competition. Please also check Prof. Chen’s recent co-authored commentary on EU-Vietnam relations for further information.

Photo by Pham Ngoc

KITA – Malaysian Documentary Film Event in Finland

The Embassy of Malaysia in Helsinki would like to invite the public to a screening of Malaysian documentary film – ‘KITA’. Feel free to invite your friends, family and colleagues to share this cinematic celebration.
‘KITA’ is a documentary film about the realities, values and aspirations of Sabah’s diverse society.
Date: Tuesday 4 June 2024
Time: 4pm
Venue: Kino K13 (Katajanokanlaituri 11A)

For coordination purposes, please RSVP via the QR-code or this link by Monday 20 May 2024 to secure a seat. 

Julie Chen Visited Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

On May 2, Professor Julie Yu-Wen Chen visited Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) and exchanged views with Dr. Do Thanh Hai who is senior fellow at the DAV and former Deputy Ambassador of Vietnam to India.

They discussed how Vietnam views the EU’s Indo-Pacific strategies and how to position EU policies more closely to Vietnam and other regional powers in order to bolster the region’s peace, stability and rules-based order. Professor Chen’s visit is sponsored by Mercator Stiftung in Germany. For more information about her project “Order in the Indo-Pacific”, please visit here.