Asia and Africa in Transition

28-30 June 2021 │ University of Copenhagen

Watch or re-watch the keynote lectures from the conference here.

28 June

  • Welcome - Rector Henrik Wegener, University of Copenhagen
  • Opening remarks - Kirsten Busch Nielsen, Dean of Faculty of Humanities 
  • Inaugural keynote address by
    Professor Ching Kwan Lee, Sociology Department, UCLA
    Global China and its Discontents: Lessons from Zambia and Hong Kong
    Moderator: Professor Duncan McCargo, Director of NIAS


29 June

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

Moderator: Professor Flemming Konradsen, School of Global Health

30 June

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

Moderator: Professor Oscar Salemink, Dept. of Anthropology