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The Hong Kong crisis - from local conflict to global challenge

Date: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:30

This public seminar explores the political crisis in Hong Kong from multiple perspectives, including its local, regional and global implications.

After several months of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, unrest in the territory shows no sign of dying down. The protests began in June against a proposed bill to allow extradition to mainland China, due to distrust of the Chinese judicial system among Hong Kongers.

Although the Hong Kong government recently decided to withdraw the bill, demonstrations continue to demand democratic rights and an independent investigation into police violence.

Programme

Introduction
Jens-Erik Mai, Head of Department of Communication, University of Copenhagen

Participants
Miklós Sükösd, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Copenhagen
Miklós Sükösd will discuss local cultural and political aspects of the Hong Kong conflict. He will also address communication aspects such as privacy concerns of demonstrators, and the international soft power efforts and the propaganda war around the crisis. How does censorship in mainland China affect the media presentation and public perception of the crisis in Hong Kong?

Andreas Bøje Forsby, Researcher, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) and external lecturer in IR at Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
Andreas Bøje Forsby will address the Hong Kong crisis from an international relations perspective. Why and to what extent has the Hong Kong crisis become internationalized? How does the crisis fit into the broader pattern of US-China great power rivalry? And how do we make sense of the official reactions from the Danish government so far?

Yang Jiang, Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
Yang Jiang will discuss topics related to the economy of Hong Kong, including the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement between the mainland and Hong Kong; China's Greater Bay Area development plan, and Hong Kong's economic restructuring. She will also discuss how economic issues, in particular real estate development and inequality, play a part in the current crisis.

Moderator
TBA

Time: 22 October 2019, 15:00-16:30
Venue: South Campus, room 4A-1-15

Organizers: Co-organized by the Department of Communication and the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) at the University of Copenhagen, in collaboration with the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Korean Embassy-NIAS Joint Seminar on Peace Process on the Korean Peninsula

Date: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 09:00 to 13:30

This event celebrates 60 years of diplomatic relations between Denmark and the Republic of Korea, and aims to enhance understanding of the current security situation on the Korean peninsula, in the wider context of development cooperation and the role of Europe.

  • 9.00-9.10 Opening remarks by Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, and the Director of the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
  • 9.10-10.30 Session 1:

Presentations on current situation on the Korean Peninsula

(Chair: Geir Helgesen, NIAS/SOAS)

  • Camilla Tenna Nørup Sørensen (Royal Danish Defence College)
  • Hyun-wook Kim (Korea National Diplomatic Academy)

Each presentation will be followed by Q&A

  • 10.30-10.40 Coffee Break
  • 10.40-12.00 Session 2:

Roundtable on engaging the international community with the Korean Peninsula issue

(Chair: Andreas Bøje Forsby, NIAS)

  • Ian Bowers (Royal Danish Defence College)
  • Sabine Burghart (University of Turku)
  • Geir Helgesen (NIAS/SOAS)

The roundtable discussion will be followed by Q&A

  • 12.00-13.30 Networking Lunch

Participation is open to the public, but please register with [email protected] before 1 November 2019

Time: 6 November 2019, 9:00-13:30
Venue: Asia House, Indiakaj 16, 2100 København

Korean Embassy-NIAS Joint Seminar on Peace Process on the Korean Peninsula

Date: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 09:00 to 13:30

This event celebrates 60 years of diplomatic relations between Denmark and the Republic of Korea, and aims to enhance understanding of the current security situation on the Korean peninsula, in the wider context of development cooperation and the role of Europe.

 

  • 9.00-9.10 Opening remarks by Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, and the Director of the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
  • 9.10-10.30 Session 1:

Presentations on current situation on the Korean Peninsula

(Chair: Geir Helgesen, NIAS/SOAS)

  • Camilla Tenna Nørup Sørensen (Royal Danish Defence College)
  • Hyun-wook Kim (Korea National Diplomatic Academy)

Each presentation will be followed by Q&A

  • 10.30-10.40 Coffee Break
  • 10.40-12.00 Session 2:

Roundtable on engaging the international community with the Korean Peninsula issue

(Chair: Andreas Bøje Forsby, NIAS)

  • Ian Bowers (Royal Danish Defence College)
  • Sabine Burghart (University of Turku)
  • Geir Helgesen (NIAS/SOAS)

The roundtable discussion will be followed by Q&A

  • 12.00-13.30 Networking Lunch

Participation is open to the public, but please register with [email protected] before 1 November 2019

Time: 6 November 2019, 9:00-13:30
Venue: Asia House, Indiakaj 16, 2100 København

CFP - Digital Asia 12th Annual Nordic NIAS Council Conference & PhD Course

Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 to Friday, December 6, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asia has the largest Internet population in the world in absolute numbers, and it is also at the forefront of digital developments in many fields, including governance, entertainment, and e-commerce. The region, however, encompasses a diverse digital landscape that reflects divergent histories, cultures, and socioeconomic and political realities. Proposals should focus on how information and communication technologies (ICTs) are used by, and affect, individuals and communities in their cultural, socioeconomic, and political lives.

We welcome participants from different disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, as well as from the field of area studies. We particularly encourage interdisciplinary approaches. Contributions are welcome that address topics in a particular Asian country, or engage in comparative research on several Asian countries and/or non-Asian countries.

            www.digitalasia2019.com

Keynote Speakers

  • Larissa Hjorth, Distinguished Professor, ECP Director, Design and Creative Practice, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Pauline hope Cheong, Professor, Arizona State University, USA
  • Aim Sinpeng, Dr., Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Florian Schneider, Senior University Lecturer, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Deadlines conference:

  • 7 June 2019: Deadline for submitting abstracts (maximum 300 words)
  • 15 June 2019: Acceptance of abstracts by the organising committee
  • 15 August 2019: Deadline for registration
  • 1 October 2019: Deadline for hotel booking at discount rate at Elite Hotel Ideon. Single room 1159 SEK, Double room 1364 SEK (all prices including VAT). Please make your booking with the hotel at http://www.elite.se and mention the Digital Asia conference.

PhD Course
The conference will be combined with a PhD course where doctoral candidates will present and discuss their research projects with senior researchers as well as with fellow doctoral candidates. This PhD course will focus on theories and methodology when working with and on digital developments. Taking the questions, problems, dilemmas, and decisions of the individual research project as the point of departure, the focus will be on how to work with different sources, how to do fieldwork, how to integrate theory, and how to organise a thesis.

Doctoral candidates are also encouraged to present a paper at the main conference. This paper may not be similar to the methodology paper prepared for the PhD course. Students wishing to present a paper at the conference and to attend the PhD course must submit two abstracts.

Commentators for the PhD Course

  • Pauline hope Cheong, Professor, Arizona State University, USA
  • Larissa Hjorth, Distinguished Professor, ECP Director, Design and Creative Practice, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Aim Sinpeng, Dr., Department of Government and International Relations , University of Sydney, Australia
  • Stefan Brehm, Senior Lecturer, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
  • Nicholas Loubere, Associate Senior Lecturer, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
  • Astrid Norén Nilsson, Associate Senior Lecturer, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
  • Barbara Schulte, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Lund University
  • Marina Svensson, Professor and Director, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
     

Deadlines

  • 7 June 2019: Deadline for submitting abstract (maximum 300 words) and CV
  • 15 June 2019: Acceptance by organising committee
  • 15 August: Deadline for registration
  • 1 October: Deadline for submitting PhD paper, and confirming participation and hotel booking (booking for PhD students is done by conference organisers).
     

For more information please read the attached CFP and go to the conference website www.digitalasia2019.com