This seminar goes beyond the clichés about Taiwan’s handling of COVID-19. It is not just about creating a narrative of Taiwan’s success or how that narrative is being suppressed in the international community. Instead, it invites experts from the medical humanities, political science, and diplomacy to help us critically examine the curious case of Taiwan.
Date: Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 9-11 CEST
Time: 10-12 am Helsinki Time (9-11 am Copenhagen Time (CEST); 8-10 am London Time)
Register here by Friday, 21 May 2021
- 9:00-9:10 CEST: Opening
- Tiina Airaksinen (Deputy Director of Department of Cultures and University Lecturer in Asian Studies, University of Helsinki)
- Julie Yu-Wen Chen (Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Helsinki)
- 9:10-10:00 CEST: Presentations
- All Eyes on Taiwan: How a Successful Pandemic Response Elevated Taiwan’s Global Profile with Jonathan Sullivan (Associate Professor, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham)
- Reappraising Taiwan’s Role through the History of WHO with Harry Yi-Jui Wu (Director & Assistant Professor, Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit, University of Hong Kong)
- 10:00-10:15 CEST: Commentaries and questions from discussants
- Niklas Swanström (Director of the Institute for Security and Development Policy, Sweden)
- Dusica Ristivojević (Kone Foundation Bold Initiative Senior Researcher, University of Helsinki)
- 10:15-10:30 CEST: Response from speakers
- 10:30-11:00 CEST: Q&A for general audience
Find the detailed program and full event description here.