Programme

Asia and Africa in Transition

28-30 June 2021 │ University of Copenhagen

Please note: this is a preliminary programme (subject to change)

28 June

11:00-11:15 Welcome - Rector Henrik Wegener, University of Copenhagen
11:15-11:30 Opening speech (tbc)
11:30-12:30 Inaugural keynote address by Professor Ching Kwan Lee, Sociology Department, UCLA
12:30-13:30  Lunch
13:30-15:30 Panel sessions

Ayo Wahlberg, Tyler Zoanni

Situated natalisms – familial and filial forms in Africa and Asia

Rikke B. Broegaard, Helle M. Ravnborg

Foreign agricultural investments as driver of rural transformation?

John Rand

Myanmar panel

Julie Chen

The making of Belt and Road Initiative projects in African states: Local actors, interests and policy link-ups
15:30-15:45 Break
15:45-17:45 Panel sessions

Ayo Wahlberg, Tyler Zoanni

Situated natalisms – familial and filial forms in Africa and Asia

Rikke B. Broegaard, Helle M. Ravnborg

Foreign agricultural investments as driver of rural transformation?

Stig Jensen, Shiling Xu

From recipients to donors: New engagement of Asian countries in humanitarian aid in Africa

Andreas Egelund Christensen et al

IARU Global Transformation: Institutional capacities for future collaboration on Asia-Africa linkages of research and education

29 June

9:00-11:00 Panel sessions

Wen Xiang, Olubayo Oluduro, Joanna Lam

Sustainability strategy and Asian investments in energy in Africa – Regulatory governance and dispute resolution

Yosef K. Ibssa

The geopolitics of China’s rise in Africa: Implications and challenges for democratisation and human rights

Eye on Global Health

Shifting the approach: decolonising academia in Africa and beyond

Annette Skovsted Hansen

Asian partners in the transition of ports in Africa

11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15

Keynote address by Reiner Klingholz, Former Director of Berlin Institute for Population and Development 
Demographic challenges and opportunities in Asia and Africa 

12:15-13:15 Lunch
13:15-15:15 Panel sessions

Wen Xiang, Olubayo Oluduro, Joanna Lam

Sustainability strategy and Asian investments in energy in Africa – Regulatory governance and dispute resolution

Frauke Mennes, Asmus Rungby

Banal democracies: Beyond electoral temporality

Flemming Konradsen, Morten M. Nørulf

Population policies, family planning and changing fertility rates in Asia and Africa
TBC

15:15-15:30 Break
15:30-17:30 Panel sessions

Wen Xiang, Olubayo Oluduro, Joanna Lam

Sustainability strategy and Asian investments in energy in Africa – Regulatory governance and dispute resolution

Frauke Mennes, Asmus Rungby

Banal democracies: Beyond electoral temporality

Bjørg Elvekjær, Flemming Konradsen

Research capacity development - What is the deal?

TBC

30 June

9:00-11:00 Panel sessions

Torben Birch-Thomsen, Jytte Agergaard

Urbanization in rural regions of Africa and Asia

Jun Liu

China going global: Historical trajectories, current debates, and future prospects

Bertel Heurlin

Geopolitics, regional multilateralism, and economic cooperation in Asia

TBC
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15

Keynote address by Professor Jonathan Rigg, Chair in Human Geography, University of Bristol
Deciphering the meantime in an era of climate change

12:15-13:15 Lunch
13:15-15:15 Panel sessions

Torben Birch-Thomsen, Jytte Agergaard

Urbanization in rural regions of Africa and Asia

Jun Liu

China going global: Historical trajectories, current debates, and future prospects

Andreas B Forsby, Peter M Kristensen

The geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific

Bishal Gyawali, Tania Dræbel

Health systems in transition: Human health resources as agents of change
15:15-15:30 Break
15:30-17:30 Panel sessions

Torben Birch-Thomsen, Jytte Agergaard

Urbanization in rural regions of Africa and Asia

Jun Liu

China going global: Historical trajectories, current debates, and future prospects

Andreas B Forsby, Peter M Kristensen

The geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific

Bishal Gyawali, Tania Dræbel

Health systems in transition: Human health resources as agents of change