ADI Conference "Rising Asia, Anxious Europe"
2-3 May 2012
Suggested sub-themes and empirical areas of interest are as follows, although we welcome other topics relevant to the overall Asia-Europe theme as well:
- Shifting Centres of Economic Gravity
How are economic ties between Europe and Asia changing form? Are outsourcing and offshoring still relevant concepts?
- Environmental Challenges
How are Asian and European countries tackling global environmental and food security challenges?
- Urban Imaginaries and Power
The rise of Asian cities and their challenges: New configurations of east west power relations within the urban arena?
- Changing Security Dynamics
How are the rises of China and India impacting the ways in which global security is thought about?
- Historical Difference
In what ways is the fresh encounter between Asia and Europe similar to and dissimilar from earlier encounters?
- Cultural Effects
‘Tiger moms', Asian language teaching in European schools, traditional Asian medicine, yoga, popular culture - how might we think about the Asianisation of Europe?
Competition for Resources
How is a new global competition for resources and markets unfolding as emerging economic powerhouses join the fray with established industrial powers in the West and East Asia?