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"The Europe-Japan Struggle to Preserve a Rules-based International Order"

In this webinar, European and Japanese academic experts in the field will take stock of the situation at present taking into account COVID-19 and the rise of China.

Covid-19 and the rise of China are changing the global scene. America is back —U.S. President Joe Biden has stated— but does this mean that Europe and Japan can now sit back and relax, relying on the U.S. to uphold a fair global order? During the last few years, the EU and Japan have signed new agreements on free trade as well as on strategic and political co-operation. Will these agreements now be shelved? In this webinar, major and up-and-coming European and Japanese academic experts in the field will take stock of the situation at present and give their views on the future.

The following questions will be addressed:

Is the Europe-Japan political and economic co-operation advancing, and if so, how and why? What can be done to further improve joint actions and policies? Will the EU and the UK become Indo-Pacific players or remain distant bystanders? Will EU-Japan economic cooperation help mend the fissures in global governance? Moreover, is there sufficient momentum for concrete EU-Japan co-operation in the field of renewable energies? How about potential synergies in their engagement with Vietnam? Finally, how does Japan understand the EU-China-Taiwan triangle?

This webinar is jointly organised by:

EU-Asia Project at the Global Governance Programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies,
European Universi Institute
European Japan Advanced Research Network
Free University Berlin (Graduate School of East Asian Studies)
Japanese-German Centre Berlin
Stockholm School of Economics (European Institute of Japanese Studies)

Webinar Program

Zoom link will be sent upon registration.
Deadline for registration: 16 June @ 5pm CEST.

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