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Jean Monnet Lecture series on eu-asia connectivity

Ms. Romana Vlahutin, Ambassador-at-Large for Connectivity, European External Action Service (EEAS). “The EU-Asia Connectivity Strategy: Sustainable and Digital Transformations”

Dr. Bates Gill, Executive Director, Asia Society Policy Institute’s Center for China Analysis. “The European Union and Asia in a Changing Global Environment”

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Bersick, CEAC’s Director, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB). “EU-Asia Connectivity: Concepts, Contexts and Contestations”

Prof. Dr. Michael Reiterer, EU Ambassador ret. “Europe and the Indo-Pacific Strategy: Connectivity at its Core?”

Prof. Dr. Ummu Salma Bava, Centre for European Studies, SIS, Jawaharlal Nehru University. “The EU-India Connectivity Partnership: Challenges and Prospects to Strategic Cooperations”

Prof. Dr. Zhang Xiaotong, Fudan University. “The Current State of China-EU Relations and Europe-Asia Connectivity”

Ms. Shada Islam, Managing Director at New Horizons Project, Geopolitical Strategy Advisor and Analysist. “EU-Asia Connectivity: Chaos, Competition or Cooperation?”

Prof. Anna Michalski, Associate Professor in Political Science at the Department of Government, Uppsala University. “EU-Asia: Shaping a new world order through connectivity?”

Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop, Ghent University and Director of the Europe in the World Programme at the Egmont–Royal Institute. “Grand Strategy, European Security and Asia’s Role”

CEAC Launch event

Did you miss the welcome and launch event of the CEAC?

During the Session I relevant guests from CEAC, RUB, and the European Commission welcomed and introduced the launch of CEAC. During the Session II, outstanding academics shared their views at the roundtable on “EU-Asia Connectivity: Governance, Partnerships, and Priorities”

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  • Chinese Involvement in North European Seaports: The Cases of Belgium and Germany”, in: Jean-Marc Blanchard (ed.) (2023), Chinese overseas ports in Europe and the Americas: Understanding Smooth and Turbulent Seas, Routledge: Abingdon, pp. 70-92.

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Prior 2022

  • Bersick, B. and Paulo, M. (2021). China, the EU, and Connectivity. Organised by The European-Asian Research Network on Strategies for Promoting Europe-Asia Connectivity (SPEAC). 17 May. Available online.
  • Paulo, M. & Dekker, B. (2021). Fragmented Global Data Governance: the Role of China, the EU, and the US. CHERN Policy Brief. Issue 2. December. Available online.
  • Bersick, S. (2019). “East Asia and the European Union: Partners in Global Economic Governance”, in: East Asia Community Review, Special Issue.
  • Bersick, S. (2018). The political context: ASEM – (more than?) a forum of dialogue between Asia and Europe”, Bonn, pp. 19-27.
  • Bersick, S. and Schwerbrock, J. (2018). “The political context: ASEM – (more than?) a forum of dialogue between Asia and Europe”, in: Angress, A. and Wuttig, S. (eds.), ASEM Education Process – Looking back, looking ahead, Bonn.
  • Paulo, M. (2018). China-Europe Investment Cooperation: A Digital Silk Road. In: Y. Cheng, L. Song and L. Huang, eds. The Belt & Road Initiative in the Global Arena. Singapore: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 177-204. Available online
  • Bersick, S. (2017). “Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM)”, in: Staatslexikon Bd. 1, Görres Gesellschaft and Verlag Herder (eds.) pp. 1324-1326.
  • Andréosso-O’Callaghan, B., Bersick, S., and Jaussaud, J. (2016). “Introduction”, The Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 36, No. 2 [Online]. Available here.
  • Andréosso-O’Callaghan, B., Bersick, S., und Jaussaud,  J. (2016). Asia-EU relations – MNEs’ responses to an uncertain global business environment, Nr. 2.
  • Bersick, S., Christou, G. und S. Yi,  S. (2016). “Cybersecurity and EU-China Relations,” in Kirchner, C. and Dorussen (eds.) (2016). Security Relations between China and the European Union: From Convergence to Cooperation?. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 167-186. doi: 10.1017/cbo9781316563243.010.
  • Harnisch, S., Bersick, S. and Gottwald, J.-C. (2016). China’s international roles: challenging or supporting international order? New York, NY [u.a.]: Routledge.
  • Paulo, M. (2016). The role of e-Governance in Europe’s image of the Chinese Communist Party. International Communication Gazette78(1–2), pp. 39–63. DOI: 10.1177/1748048515618105. Available online.
  • Paulo, M (2016). ‘电子治理如何影响欧洲人心目中的中国形象‘ 在门镜,中国与欧盟的相互认知,北京:中国社会科学出版社, 2016年版。Available online.