This week the students of the Global Politics and Societies class had the opportunity to visit the US embassy and ask questions about their foreign relations with Vietnam and continue their discussion on Human Rights.
Since last week our second and last GIFA Rapporteur presentations took place this week we had the time to continue our discussions on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, key global politics concepts and different case studies. At the end of these discussions we took some time to research and prepare for the class trip to the US embassy. Each student did some in depth research on the US and Vietnam relation and each prepared 3 different questions to ask the US embassy diplomats. The topic of the question varied from the international relations between Vietnam and the US, the effects of current president Donald Trump withdrawing from NATO and how the current situation with Iran could possibly affect Vietnam.
When the class first arrived to the embassy we were greeted by Gabriel Hurst head of the Public Affair section who introduced himself and gave us some information on the different sections of the embassy and what they do. We proceeded to meet diplomats from the political, economic, management & consular sections and some of us even got the opportunity to ask the question that we prepared.
This trip gave the class some extremely meaningful insight into the international relations between Vietnam and the US and we even had a chance to learn more about a number of projects that the embassy is currently working on.
Written by Ines Barran Senin