Bui Nhat Quang is the current President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Science (VASS), his research interests are: International relations, Economic and political issues of Africa and the Middle East, Socio-economic and Political issues of Vietnam. He is also an Alternate Member of the Central Committee Committee of Communist Party of Vietnam. Previously he has served as: Vice President of Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (2016 – 2019), Vice Chairman of Ninh Thuan People’s Committee (2014 – 2016), Director General of Institute for Africa and Middle East Studies, VASS (2011 – 2014), Vice-Director General of Institute for Africa and Middle East Studies, VASS (2008 – 2011) and Researcher, Department Head of Institute for European Studies, VASS (1998 – 2008). He holds a PhD in World Economics and International Economic Relations, Institute of World Economics, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and a M.A. in Political Economics, Trento University, Trento City, Republic of Italy.