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News From the Nordic Region

    Call for Papers and Posters: “National Human Rights Institutions in Southeast Asia: Challenges of Protection”

        Asia Centre invites the submission of abstracts on the role of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in Southeast Asia in protecting human rights. We welcome submissions from specialists in this field, including by former and current practitioners in [...]

    Stability and Democracy in East Asia

    An academic seminar organized by the Taiwan Study Centre at the University of Ljubljana in cooperation with the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy. As the world is pivoting to Asia in recent years, the security climate in the region has worsened. [...]

    Kazakhstan: Prospects for Political and Economic Modernization

    In the midst of Kazakhstan’s increasingly visible role on the international arena: as host country of Syrian peace talks and as holder of a seat as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, President Nursultan Nazarbayev has announced that political [...]

    Providing Public Services in a Decentralized Way: Local Government Finances in Sweden and Japan

    A Stockholm Seminar on Japan by Dr. Morinao Iju, Associate Professor, Yokohama National University & Visiting Researcher, European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics. Sweden and Japan have a similar characteristic in terms of fiscal system, where the local government [...]

    Call for abstracts for panel: (En)countering sexual violence in the South Asian city

    Panel to be held at: Copenhagen ADI Conference 2017 9th annual international ADI conference Asian Dynamics Initiative University of Copenhagen 26-28 June 2017 (En)countering sexual violence in the South Asian city Conveners: Atreyee Sen, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen; [...]