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September 2019

ISDP Forum: Shaking Hands with Clenched Fists – Book Presentation by Asma Khawaja

September 26, 2019 - 15:00-16:15
Jernkontoret, Kungsträdgårdesgatan 10
Stockholm, 111 47 Sweden
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India and Pakistan are two nuclear-armed states with a history of cold as well as hot wars, of which border skirmishes over the past months have reminded the world. Security requires trust and, if such is lacking, confidence-building measures. In this ISDP Forum, Dr. Asma Khawaja, Assistant Professor at the National Defence University of Pakistan, will present her new book on this topic: Shaking Hands with Clenched Fists: The Grand Trunk Road to Confidence Building Measures between Pakistan and India. After the presentation, there will be room for Q&A with the audience.…

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Myanmar: Living as Muslims in a Buddhist country

September 27, 2019 - 12:15-14:00
P.A. Munchs hus, Seminarrom 13, Niels Henrik Abels vei 36
Oslo, Norway
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In recent years, a sequence of dramatic events have propelled the question of Myanmar’s Muslim minorities high on the global agenda. Ethno-religious violence involving Buddhists and Muslims broke out in Rakhine State in 2012; this was followed by islamophobic attacks on Muslims in various Myanmar cities in 2013-14, culminating with the state-led mass violence perpetrated by the army against the Rohingyas in 2017. In this seminar, Jacques P. Leider, Ecole Française d'Extrême-Orient, the French Institute of Asian Studies, takes these recent…

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CfA: Postdoctoral position in Sinology/Chinese Studies, The Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen

September 30, 2019

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral position in Sinology/Chinese Studies at the Department of Foreign Languages, by plan starting 1 January 2020 or as agreed. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years. The Department of Foreign Languages spans nine different languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish Language and Latinamerican Studies. Teaching and research are conducted in the disciplines language/linguistics, literature, cultural studies and didactics (http://www.uib.no/en/fremmedsprak). The Department has slightly more than…

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Forest becomes frontline: Conservation and Counter-Insurgency in a space of violent conflict in Assam, Northeast India

September 30, 2019 - 13:00-14:30
Noragric, Thor Larsen Loft, NMBU
Ås, Norway
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Using the case of the Ecological Task Force (ETF) of the Indian Army as an entry point, this seminar discusses the views on green militarization and violent environments in the context of reserves and protected forest areas. Speaker: Anwesha Dutta For more information, please follow this link.

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China’s Reconnection to Europe via the BRI: The China-Europe Freight Train and its Two-ended Urban and Regional Impacts

September 30, 2019 - 13:30-15:00
NIAS meeting room (18.1.08), Building 18, 1. fl, room 18.1.08 , Øster Farimagsgade 5
Copenhagen, Denmark
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The Belt and Belt Initiative (BRI) since 2013 has forged a new spatio-economic connection between China and Europe through the older transport technology of freight trains. Since 2011 when the first China-Europe freight train reached Duisburg in Germany from the megacity of Chongqing in southwestern China, the number of trains and routes have multiplied into diverse and frequent services carrying containerized goods between a large number of regionally varied Chinese cities and major European urban centers. In this talk I…

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October 2019

Professorial Fellowship for the Chair of Taiwan Studies at Leiden University

October 1, 2019

To facilitate the Taiwan Studies Programme at Leiden University, the Department of Cross-Strait Education of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China, the Faculty of Humanities and the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) have jointly established a Chair of Taiwan Studies, based at the Faculty of Humanities. The Chair provides a Professorial Fellow position for a visiting scholar in Taiwan Studies, preferably, but not exclusively, in the fields of Critical Heritage Studies, Urban Studies or the study…

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Seminar: Elderly Care on the Move

October 4, 2019 - 09:00-12:00
NIAS, meeting room 18.1.08, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Cph

ThinkChina and the Co-ordination for Gender Research are hosting a half day seminar on ageing societies and elderly care. Keynote Professor will be Jihua Lu, Department of Sociology, Peking University, adressing Elderly care in China: Changing norms across generations. Please follow this link for registration and more information.

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Nordic-Korea Dialogue on Peace, Development & Cooperation

October 4, 2019 - 09:30-14:30
Medelhavsmuseet. Fredsgatan 2, 11152 Stockholm

The ISDP Korea Center is holding a one-day seminar in Stockholm together with the Nordic-Benelux Centre at Korea University on the topic of how the Nordic countries and South Korea interrelate on issues of peace and sustainable development. The objective is to share information, lessons and perspectives that can be applied between the two regions and to respond to the increasing interest in Korea on the “Nordic model” of regional security and cooperation, social welfare, and sustainable development. Too register…

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ChinaTalks: China’s propaganda campaign in Sweden, 2018-2019

October 7, 2019 - 12:00-13:30
NIAS, meeting room 18.1.08, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Cph

Public talk by Björn Jerdén, Research Fellow and Head of the Asia Program at The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, organised jointly by Centre for Military Studies, Department of Political Science, and ThinkChina, UCPH. Since early 2018, China’s government and its embassy in Stockholm have been conducting an intense campaign of public criticism of Swedish media outlets, journalists, scholars, human rights activists, political parties and authorities. This criticism has sometimes contained implicit threats and personal accusations, and has occasionally been…

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NTNU Japan Seminar: Technology and the Rule of Law in East Asian Maritime Cooperation

October 10, 2019 - 08:30-17:00
Vallhall Conference Room, Quality Augustin Hotel, Trondheim, Kongens gate 26
Trondheim, Norway
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The Japan Program by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) invites to the seminar "Technology and the Rule of Law in East Asian Maritime Cooperation". Technological development and diffusion are raising tensions and the stakes of maritime conflicts in East Asia by empowering states to utilize resources at sea more thoroughly, and to more thoroughly surveil maritime space with surface and subsurface autonomous ships and submersibles (drones) that can even serve as weapons platforms. Rising maritime tensions in…

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