International Conference 

The EU-Asia Relations: Building Multi-Lateralism?
 

Date:              May 20-21, 2005

 

Venue:           Department of Government and International Studies,
                        Hong Kong Baptist University, Shaw Campus, David C. Lam Building,
                        Room NAB209.

 

Programme

 

Friday May 20: Morning

8h30: Registration

9h00: Opening Ceremony
Opening speech by Prof. Ng, Ching Fai, President and Vice-Chancellor, Hong Kong Baptist University

9h30: Session 1- Keynote Speeches:

Chair: Prof. Richard Balme, Department of GIS, HKBU

The Experience of Asia Europe Dialogue.
Mr. Thomas Roe,
Head of the Office of the European Commission in Hong Kong.

Europe-Asia: the Power of Soft Relations. Prof. François Godement,
Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO).

10h45: Coffee Break

11h15: Session 2 - The EU as a Global Actor?

Chair: Prof. Edmund Kwok Siu Tong, Executive Vice President, Beijing Normal University and HKBU, United International College.

Institutional Developments and EU Foreign Policy-Making, Dr. Karen Smith, London School of Economics and Political Science.

European Public Opinion and European Foreign Policies. Dr. Gérard Grunberg, Senior Reseach Fellow, CNRS, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Asian Strategy of the European Union: Basic Concepts and New Developments, Dr. Sung-Hoon Park, Korea University and Dr. Heung-Chong Kim, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, Seoul.

12h45: Lunch Break – Lunch at Renfrew Seafood Restaurant.

Friday May 20: Afternoon

Chair: Prof. Joseph Cheng, Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong.

14h30: Session 3: The EU-Asia relations- selected issues.

EU, Asia and the Doha Negotiations: Who and What really matters? Dr. Damien Helly, Ecole Doctorale, IEP de Paris.

Asian Migrants in Europe: the Construction of a Global Perspective, Dr L.M. Douw, University of Amsterdam.

Is the World War II over in Asia? Dealing with the Past and its Symbolic Meaning in International Politics. Dr. Roman David, Hong Kong Baptist University

16h00: Coffee Break

16h30 Session 4: Regionalism in comparative and global perspective

EU-ASEAN relations and Policy Learning. Dr. Yeo Lay Hwee, Singapore Institute of International Affairs.

Inter-regional Cooperation and Global order: EU-Asia Relations in Comparative Perspective , Prof. Chen Zhimin, Fudan University, Shanghai.

18h00: End.

 

Saturday May 21: Morning

Prof. Brian Bridges, Department of Politics and Sociology, Associate Director of the Centre for Asian Pacific Studies, Lingnan University.

9h30 Session 5: EU—China Relations: Strategic Partnership?

Sino-EU Relations: a Chinese perspective. Prof. Zhu Liqun, Director, Institute of International Relations, China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing.

A European Strategy toward China? EU-China Relations and Global Governance. Prof. Richard Balme, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University.

10h45 Coffee Break

11h15 Session 6: Europe and Cross-Strait Relations

EU-China Relations and the Chinese Security Environment: the Significance of EU in Chinese Foreign and Security Policy. Dr. Ting Wai, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University.

Europe in Taiwan's Post-Cold War Foreign Relations, Dr. Czeslaw Tubilewicz,
Open University of Hong Kong.

12h30 Lunch Break – Lunch at Renfrew Seafood Restaurant.

Saturday May 21: Afternoon

Chair: Dr James Tang, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong University.

14h15 Section 7: EU—Asia Relations (1)

Contemporary Aspects on EU-Japan Relations. Dr. Silviu JORA, Romanian Ministry of European Integration, Visiting Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University, Koyto, Japan.

Toward a global partnership - Japan's policy for the EU. Dr. Machiko Hachiya, Graduate School of Kyushu University, Faculty of Law.

India-EU Relations: Building a Strategic Partnership. Dr. Ummu Salma Bava, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

15h45 Coffee Break

16h15 Section 8: EU “actorness” in Asia

The European Union and the Korean Conundrum Prof. Brian Bridges, Department of Politics and Sociology, Associate Director of the Centre for Asian Pacific Studies, Lingnan University.

Perceptions of the EU in the Asia-Pacific Region. Dr. Kenneth Chan, and Dr. Michael DeGolyer, Department of GIS, Hong Kong Baptist University.

17h30 End.