Asia and Africa in Transition


International Conference
University of Copenhagen | 28–30 June 2021

In 2021, the annual ADI conference and the annual NNC conference will join forces with a number of globally oriented networks and centres at the University of Copenhagen.

The organisers are:

  • Asian Dynamics Initiative
  • NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
  • Global Development Network
  • School of Global Health
  • Sustainability Science Centre
  • ThinkChina

You can join all panels and plenary sessions via Zoom or at the conference venue where we will have both in-person presentations and livestreams. Attendance on campus requires Corona passport














The conference will focus on the multiple forms of linkages and engagements occurring between Asia and Africa in an increasingly multi-polar world. Besides keynote speeches, it will feature a range of panels and roundtables across disciplines, temporalities and themes in the study of Asian and African dynamics

Overview of all panels can be found here.
All panels are open to the public. 

Download PDF with all abstracts


You can find the conference programme here.

For information about each panel session including speakers and order of presentations, please click on the panel titles in the porgramme. 























































The conference will mainly be virtual.
All panels and plenary sessions will have online options for attending. If regulations at the time permit, the conference will have a hybrid format with the possibility of attending in person. 

South Campus

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University of Copenhagen
South Campus
Njalsgade 120, 126, 134, 144
2300 Copenhagen S
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Plenary sessions:
Auditorium 23.0.50

Panels and roundtables:

Track A sessions: 27.0.09

Track B sessions: 22.0.11

Track C sessions: 27.0.17

Track D sessions: 23.0.49

Track E sessions: 23.0.50