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April 2017

Digital Asia: Visions, Transformations, and Engagements

April 26, 2017 - 09:15-17:00
Lund University Nedre Palaestra,

East and Southeast Asia is today one of the most dynamic regions when it comes to development and use of information and communication technologies, as well as home to the world’s largest Internet populations. This event will discuss the Asian digital societies and findings from a interdisciplinary research project on China. Through presentations this event will examine the socio-political contexts and uses of the Internet in a selected number of Asian countries such as China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and Myanmar.…

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A Billion Ballots: Managing the World’s Largest Democracy

April 26, 2017 - 14:30-15:45

India is by far the world’s largest democracy. With an electoral body comprising of over 800 million constituents, the sheer magnitude of the process is daunting. However, the country has made significant progress in its efforts to ensure elections are free and fair. ISDP is honored to invite you to a lecture with Dr. S.Y. Quraishi, the former Chief Electoral Commissioner of India. Dr. Quraishi will discuss the changes to India’s electoral process and the benefits they have offered as…

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Asia – Transcending the Middle-Income Challenge

April 27, 2017 - 13:00
NUPI, C.J. Hambros plass 2 D
Oslo, Norway
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NUPI has the pleasure of hosting the presentations of this year’s Asian Development Outlook. What challenges are middle-income economies facing? The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) flagship economic publication Asian Development Outlook 2017 (ADO) provides a comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic issues in developing Asia, including growth projections by country and region. Decades of rapid growth transformed developing Asia into a largely middle income region, but the pace of expansion has fallen off since the 2008 global financial crisis. This year’s ADO…

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JapanSessions: Shiro Yoshioka

April 27, 2017 - 15:15-17:00
Faculty of Humanities, Southern Campus, Room 12.0.37
Copenhagen, Denmark
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          Toshio’s Movie Castle: A Historical Overview of Studio Ghibli’s Collaboration and Promotional Strategies Public guest lecture by Shiro Yoshioka, Lecturer in Japanese Studies, University of Newcastle. The talk will focus on the role of producer Suzuki Toshio and the mechanism of promotion he developed that made Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki so popular and successful. Shiro Yoshioka is currently writing a research monograph on the life and works of Miyazaki Hayao. The lecture is part of…

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May 2017

NEWDAY – the Nansen East-West Dialogue Academy in Lillehammer 4-14 July 2017

May 1, 2017

Creating better relations by seeking mutual understanding and harmony in diversity In July 2017, 55 students from East Asia and the Nordic countries will gather for a 10-days summer course: NEWDAY - the Nansen East-West Dialogue Academy in Lillehammer, Norway. With NEWDAY we offer students from East Asia and the Nordic region the chance to meet and engage with each other, with top scholars and political leaders on some of the most pressing issues the world faces today. Towards a…

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Call for Applications: 5 Research Positions – The Swedish Institute of International Affairs

May 1, 2017

Call for applications: Five Research Positions (60-80%, 3 years) Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), Special Program for International Studies Location: Stockholm, Swedish Institute of International Affairs Closing date: 1 May 2017 The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (Utrikespolitiska institutet, UI) is looking for researchers, preferably at the postdoc level. We will consider applications based on a broad range of topics. Successful applicants will join one of UI’s five programs: Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Russia and…

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Call for papers: River Cities – Water Space in Urban Development and History

May 1, 2017
Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia + Google Map

  Cities and water can be said to have a love-hate relationship (1), and this is especially true of rivers in cities in Asia. Many Asian cities, like their cousins in the rest of the world, owe their locations to rivers and the trading opportunities and water sources these rivers provided. In recent years, cities across China are beautifying their water fronts, and cities as diverse as Singapore and Seoul are turning their rivers into assets as part of urban…

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Mission Incomplete: Reflating Japan’s Economy

May 3, 2017 - 15:00-16:30
Stockholm School of Economics, Room 120, Sveavägen 65
Stockholm, Sweden
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The 71st Stockholm Seminar on Japan Mission incomplete! This phrase neatly captures the progress made by the Bank of Japan (BOJ) in reflating the economy. In April 2013, the BOJ launched an unprecedented quantitative and qualitative monetary easing policy. The BOJ was certain that the 2% price stability target would be achieved within 2 years. About 4 years later, the BOJ lags behind other major central banks, with actual inflation and inflation expectations still well below 2%. What happened? And…

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Call for Papers: Digital Culture and Society – Chinese and Nordic developments

May 5, 2017

The rapid development of digital media and culture has brought new questions for human interaction and society that are challenging the traditional concepts of information and communication. There seems to be an ever-increasing connectedness via multiple modalities. More and more scholars from different fields of research are getting involved in the investigation of the cultural and social implications of digital information and communication technologies. DCS 2017 will focus on the interdisciplinary study of Social Science and Computer Science, providing a…

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Call for PhD Applications – European Union Marie Curie Fellowship Programme

May 8, 2017

The department invites applications for outstanding students to apply for two doctoral positions for the duration of three years under the European Union Marie Curie Fellowship programme. This is part of the Global India project of European Training Network (ETN H2020). The Global India ETN will deliver a world-class multi-sectoral doctoral training programme focused on India's emergence as a global and regional power, and its relationship with the EU. The European Training Network is a multidisciplinary, multi-sectoral network bringing together…

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