Call for papers: Sasnet international conference on South Asia in transformation

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:00

The Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET) at Lund University invites researchers with a focus on South Asia to a three-day conference in Lund, May 2015. The conference seeks to explore the impact of the on-going structural transformation in South Asia.



Guest Lecture on Comparative Legal Linguistic

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:38

The Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture warmly welcomes you to participate in its guest lectures series. The next lecture will be given by Heikki E.S. Mattila, Professor Emeritus of Legal Linguistics at the University of Lapland.

10/02/2014 - 10:15 to 12:00

7th Annual ISDP–AMS Joint Conference "Military Operations Overseas in Peacetime"

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:30

This conference proposes to bring together experts on international security affairs and serving military officers from China and the EU to present case studies on military operations overseas in peacetime, exchange opinions on best practices and discuss ways in which examples of successful joint operations in this area between China and the EU, such as the joint counter-piracy missions in the Gulf of Aden, can be built upon in the future.

10/14/2014 to 10/15/2014

Lecture with Prof. Murray: The European Union's Pivot to Asia

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:13

One of Australia’s leading political scientists and experts on European integration and EU-Asia relations, Professor Philomena Murray from University of Melbourne, will be visiting CEP from the 15th  to 19th of September, and she has kindly offered to give the talk: The European Union's Pivot to Asia.

09/16/2014 - 12:30 to 14:00

IIAS Fellowship

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:05

The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) invites outstanding researchers from around the world to apply for a fellowship to work on an important piece of Asian studies research in the social sciences and humanities. Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. We also welcome researchers who would like to work on a collaborative grant proposal or develop their PhD thesis into book publication. The deadline for applications is 1 October.


Dynamic and Dedicated Manager of SINO-Nordic Research and Education Platform in Shanghai

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 16:50

A Position as Programme Manager (Academic Officer) at the Nordic Centre, Fudan University, Shanghai, is now open for applications:

The position as Programme Manager in Shanghai is available from March 1st 2015. The Programme Manager acts as an important link between the Nordic universities within the network, Fudan, and other universities in the region. The daily activities of the Programme Manager consist of managing a diversified SINO-Nordic research and education platform in collaboration with Fudan´s Foreign Affairs Office. In addition, the Programme Manager also maintains and develops links between the Centre and the Nordic community in Shanghai. The over-all strategic decision-making of the Nordic Centre rests with the Nordic Centre Council that meets twice a year. The Nordic Centre has a Secretariat that is based at one of the Nordic member universities, currently at Aalborg University, Denmark, but moving by the end of 2014 to University of Bergen, Norway.

10/09/2014 - 12:00

Geir Helgesen gives talk at "Cool North – Cultural Diplomacy in the Nordic Countries "

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:56

Cool North – Cultural Diplomacy in the Nordic Countries was a conference organized by Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, a Berlin based NGO in cooperation with Baltic Development Forum, a leading think-tank in the Baltic Sea Region. The conference too place at Christiansborg, home of the Danish Parliament on September 8th and 9th and a wide range of societal leaders, politicians and government officials was present.

How can Asian Encounters help expose blind spots in sociological research?

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 15:44

During its 27th biannual conference, the Nordic Sociological Association (NSA) hosted the panel discussion Asian Encounters – Exposing or creating blind spots? Building on the theme of the conference – Exploring blind spots, the panel discussed the drawbacks and merits of studying Asia, as well as encounters between Asia and the Nordic countries.

With the purpose of spurring interest and also provide some hands-on insights and experiences informing and inspiring more research on Asia the panel discussed: What can we learn from Asia and what can Asia learn from us? Can the study of Asia reveal insights about our own societies and vice versa? Or do we by applying “Western” theory in the study of Asian societies create blind spots and thereby fail to understand social change in those societies?

SUPRA Nordic Scholarship for MA and PhD students Spring 2015

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:11

If you are working on a MA or PhD thesis during Spring 2015 and need some inspiration, literature or simply just time to write on your thesis, then NIAS has something to offer: the Nordic Scholarship!

SUPRA Nordic Scholarship for MA and PhD students Autumn 2014

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:11

If you are working on a MA or PhD thesis during Spring 2015 and need some inspiration, literature or simply just time to write on your thesis, then NIAS has something to offer: the Nordic Scholarship!