Soft Power Impact of Asia

The purpose of the event is to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Asian Dynamics Initiative (ADI). ADI is a cross-faculty and interdisciplinary effort to meet the current challenges and demands for better knowledge of and deeper insights into Asian matters. The Steering Committee of ADI has decided to mark the day with an academic event with international speakers and a broad appeal.

Soft power and soft power impact are topics that attract growing interest, also in academic circles. This year, the ADI Conference will bring together four international experts, who in various ways will address the overall topic ‘Soft Power Impact of Asia'. In their keynote speeches they will touch upon a wide range of subjects from popular culture - manga and anime to Hinduism, diplomacy and global financial crisis.

Spheres of Influence - Soft Power Impact of Asia 

Preliminary programme 

13:30-13:45 Welcome

13:45-14:30 Dr. Meera Nanda, Jawaharlal Nehru University
'Hindu triumphalism and India's emergence as a global power'

14:30-15:15 Ambassador Stephen Bosworth,
Dean of The Fletcher School, Tufts University
and Special Representative for North Korea Policy
'Outlook for peace and stability on the Korean peninsula'

15:15-15:45 Break

15:45-16:30 Professor Cui Zhiyuan, Tsinghua University
'China's soft power and the global financial crisis'

16:30-17:15 Professor Susan Napier, Tufts University
'Can Japanese soft power save the world? Millennial Japan and its [dis]contents'

17:15-17:30 Summary

The conference will be followed by a reception at 17:30-19:00.

All are welcome.