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Ly Thi Le

Doctoral Researcher,



Ly Thi Le is currently a doctoral researcher at the School of Politics and International Relations in the University of Nottingham. Her PhD scholarship is awarded by the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training. She is affiliated with the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies and the NICEP. She earned her first Honours B.A. in English and second Bachelor's degree in International Economics from the University of Languages and International Studies (ULIS) and University of Economics and Business, Hanoi National University. Upon the completion of these programs, she was working as a reporter for Vietnam Economic Times, one of the highly prestigious business and economic publications in Vietnam. In 2012, she continued further education at the National Economics University, where her main research focus was on ageing population's participation in the labor force in Vietnamand and was awarded an M.A degree in Development Economics. Being appointed as a lecturer at the Faculty of English (ULIS), Le has been teaching English to graduate and undergraduate learners since 2010.

Teaching Summary

University of Languages and International Studies, Hanoi National University

Independent lecturer, Faculty of English

  • Communication English
  • English for Specific Purposes (Economics and Business)

Research Summary

Current status PhD (full-time)

Research topic American Public Diplomacy towards the Southeast Asia

Research interests

  • International Relations theories and practice
  • Soft power
  • American foreign policy
  • American public diplomacy
  • Southest Asian countries

Research supervisors

Recent Publications

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