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Programme

6th Workshop on EU*Asia Relations in Global Politics

‘EU-ASIAN Sustainable Management’

The European Union Centre in Taiwan at National Taiwan University

& Grand Hyatt Hotel Taipei

15-16 March 2017


Day I – Wed, 15 March 2017 – College of Social Sciences at National Taiwan University

No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei 10617, Taiwan / 國立臺灣大學106‪羅斯福路四段一號

 

09.00–09.30    Welcome Words –– International Conference Hall – 3F

  • Dr. Peter HEFELE. Director of the Regional Project “Energy Security and Climate Change”, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Hong Kong.
  • Dr. SU Hungdah. Director General of the European Union Centre in Taiwan and Jean Monnet Chair and Professor of the Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University (NTU).

 

09.30–10.30 Introductory Plenary – EU-Asian Sustainable Management 

  • Dr. SHEN Wei. Director of the Confucius Institute at Lancaster University & Jean Monnet Chair in EU-China Relations at ESSCA School of Management.
  • Ms. Mandy FANG Meng. PhD Candidate and Researcher at the Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • Dr. Ali CHESHMEHZANGI. Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, The University of Nottingham, Ningbo China.

10.30-11.00. Tea Break

 

 

11.00-12.30. Theme 1. Global Politics

EU-Asian relations and the prospects for sustainability in the context of an evolving global landscape

 

Session 1. Chaired by: Prof. Dr. SHEN Wei. Director of the Confucius Institute at Lancaster University & Jean Monnet Chair in EU-China Relations at ESSCA School of Management.

1.1: Prof. Dr. SU Hungdah. Director General of the European Union Centre in Taiwan and Jean Monnet Chair and Professor of the Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University (NTU). The impact of Brexit upon Taiwanese Perception of the EU.

1.2: Dr. Duncan FREEMAN. Research Fellow at the EU-China Research Centre / EU International Relations and Diplomacy Department of the College of Europe. Defection from a Sustainable Global Energy System: Can Europe and China Embed Sustainability Against the Threat of US Defection?

Discussant: Dr. ZENG Jinghan, Deputy Director of the Centre for Politics in Africa, Asia and the Middle East (AAME) and Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London.

 

Networking Lunch

 

12.30-14.00. College of Social Sciences at National Taiwan University   

  • H.E. Ambassador Madeleine MAJORENKO. Head of Delegation of the European Economic and Trade Office in Taiwan.
    – The European Union in the world, EU-Taiwan relations and Europe’s engagement on climate change

 

 

Thematic Sessions – Roundtable Room 419 – 4F

 

 

14.00-15.30. Theme 2. Cooperation and Prospects

Europe-Asia cooperation in sustainable management – achievements and challenges ahead.

 

 

Session 2.1. Chaired by: Dr. Peter HEFELE. Director of the Regional Project “Energy Security and Climate Change”, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Hong Kong.

2.1.1: Dr. ZHOU Jinghao. Associate Professor at the Department of Asian Studies of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. EU-China Sustainable Development: Balance between Economic Cooperation and Chinese Politics.

2.1.2: Dr. YAN Shaohua. Asia Fellow at ESSCA School of Management, Shanghai. Normative Power Europe on Sustainable Development? An Examination of the EU’s Engagement with China.

2.1.3: Ms. Mandy FANG Meng. PhD Candidate and Researcher at the Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The EU – China Strategic Partnership in Sustainable Development.

2.1.4: Ms. Sid SALA. Executive Editor ASEAN Quarterly and ASEAN Monitor and Ms. Nadia KÄHKONEN, Head of Global Communications of the South Pole Group. Green Bonds for Cities: Nudging EU-China Cooperation on Sustainable Management into the Right Direction.

2.1.5: Dr. LI Miaoyan. Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences. The framework of China and Europe Green Financing for Sustainable Development.

Discussant: Prof. Dr. Jenny XI Zhenyan. Associate Professor of International Relations and Political Economy at Sichuan University, Chengdu.

 

Session 2.2. Chaired by: Mr. Maximilian RECH. Programme Director & Assistant Professor of International Affairs at ESSCA School of Management, Shanghai.

2.2.1: Mr. Ben DUKE. PhD Candidate at Keele University. The Geopolitics of Energy Security and Climate Change, Joint Working between the EU and Asia on Various Sustainable Management Initiatives: An Analysis.

2.2.2: Mr. Shoaib KHAN. Speaker and Chair of the Youth Energy Parliament at the Indian Society of International Law. Energy cooperation amongst BRICS: Prospects for nuclear energy.

2.2.3: Prof. Dr. ZHANG Biao. Lecturer at China University of Political Science and Law. The ‘Chinese Offensive’ in European Renewable Energy Sector: the Case of Wind Power Investment. 

2.2.4: Prof. Dr. Anton GAO Ming-Zhi. Associate Professor, Institute of Law for Science and Technology, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. The Application of Germany Energy Transition in Taiwan: The Evaluation of Recent Taiwan’s “Unique” approach and New Electricity Act of 2017 to achieve energy transition.

Discussant: Ms. WANG Dongping. PhD Candidate, Graduate School of Global Politics, Environment Policy Research Center, Freie Universität Berlin. 

 

 

15.30-16.00. Tea Break

 

 

16.00-17.30. Theme 3. The Belt and Road Initiative

Taking stock of the advancement of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the context of sustainable management.

 

 

Session 3. Chaired by: Dr. Marc Chia-Ching CHENG. Executive Director of the European Union Centre in Taiwan.

3.1: Dr. ZENG Jinghan, Deputy Director of the Centre for Politics in Africa, Asia and the Middle East (AAME) and Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London. The role of Europe in Chinese narratives of “one belt one road” and “new type of great-power relations”.

3.2: Prof. Dr. Jenny XI Zhenyan. Associate Professor of International Relations and Political Economy at Sichuan University, Chengdu. The Exertion and Role of China’s Public Diplomacy in Europe under the Background of “One Belt, One Road” Construction.

3.3: Dr. MA Junchi. Assistant Professor, Institute of European Studies Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The Challenges and Solutions of “One Belt One Road” – From “Yu-Xin-Ou” International Railway point of view.

3.4: Mr. Anastas VANGELI, Doctoral Researcher, Polish Academy of Sciences and PhD Fellow, ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius. The Belt and Road Initiative and Production Capacity Cooperation: Insights from Central, East and Southeast Europe.

3.5: Dr. Pelagia KARPATHIOTAKI. Post-Doctoral Researcher at the
University of International Business and Economics. What is the contribution of OBOR in post-American Europe?

3.6: Mr. HOU Changkun, Graduate Student at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. City Diplomacy in Conflicting and Assuaging: A Study in the Connecting of the Silk Road Cities.

Discussant: Dr. ZHOU Jinghao. Associate Professor at the Department of Asian Studies of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

 

Welcome Dinner & Keynote Address

18.30-20.00. National Taiwan University          

  • H.E. Ambassador Martin EBERTS. Director General. Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany.

 

Day II – Thu, 16 March 2017

Thematic Sessions – College of Social Sciences at National Taiwan University

 

 

08.30-10.00.Theme 4. Frameworks and Policies

How governments and other actors tackle issues of sustainability in infrastructure, logistics, and energy

 

 

Session 4.1. Chaired by: Ms. Mandy FANG Meng. PhD Candidate and Researcher at the Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

4.1.1: Dr. Ulf Henning RICHTER. Associate Professor of Global Business and Strategy at Tongji University. Greening of Chinese Ports.

4.1.2: Dr. Ivaylo GATEV. Lecturer, University of Nottingham, Ningbo. Eurasian Overland Transport: Sino-European Relations in an Age of Hyper-connectivity.

4.1.3: Ms. WANG Dongping. PhD Candidate, Graduate School of Global Politics, Environment Policy Research Center, Freie Universität Berlin. Emerging local network? Low carbon community pilots and increasing state-society network in China.

Discussant: Mr. Ben DUKE. PhD Candidate at Keele University.

 

Session 4.2. Chaired by: Mr. Anastas VANGELI, Doctoral Researcher, Polish Academy of Sciences and PhD Fellow, ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius.

4.2.1: Dr. BU Maoliang. Associate Professor, School of Business, Nanjing University. Foreign Direct Investment and Energy Intensity in China: Firm-Level Evidence.

4.2.2: Dr. Antonia SACHTLEBEN. Independent Researcher. The Economic, Ecological and Social Benefit of Renewable Energy in Remote Communities: A Case Study of the Rural Energy Development Program in Nepal as an Example of Decentralized Clean Energy.

4.2.3: Dr. Simon YIN Shuxi. Professor, School of Social Sciences, Hefei University of Technology. Public-Private Partnership in E-Vehicle Charging System in China.

Discussant: Ms. Lin GOETHALS. Research Assistant at ESSCA School of Management and PhD Candidate at University of Ghent and Beijing Normal University.

 

10.00-10.30. Tea Break

 

10.30-12.00. Theme 5. Urbanization

Sustainable management, and urban planning and policies in Europe and Asia

 

 

Session 5.1. Chaired by: Prof. Dr. SU Hungdah. Director General of the European Union Centre in Taiwan and Jean Monnet Chair and Professor of the Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University (NTU).

5.1.1: Dr. May TAN-MULLINS. Dean of Graduate School and Director of Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies, Professor, School of International Studies University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Implementation Gap for Smart City Management- the case of Ningbo China.

5.1.2: Dr. Giorgio CARIDI. Marketing Manager at INAS and Adjunct Assistant Professor at E-Campus University, Rome. Corporate communication sustainability: The role of cultural resources.

5.1.3: Dr. Ali CHESHMEHZANGI. Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, The University of Nottingham, Ningbo China. The Global Actors of Pingdi’s International Low Carbon City: The analysis of their Influences on the planning process.

Discussant: Dr. BU Maoliang. Associate Professor, School of Business, Nanjing University.

 

Session 5.2. Chaired by: Dr. YAN Shaohua. Asia Fellow of ESSCA School of Management, Shanghai and Lecturer at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies / Guangdong Institute of International Strategies.

5.2.1: Dr. Harry DEN HARTOG. Lecturer on Urban Design and Housing, Tongji University. Extreme Spatial Transitions > Extreme Planning and Design Transitions. The case of Chongming Eco Island.

5.2.2: M. XIE Linjun, PhD Candidate School of International Studies and Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Science and Engineering University of Nottingham Ningbo China. China’s move towards a New Low-Carbon Development Mode? The Analysis of International Low Carbon City (ILCC) in Shenzhen.

5.2.3: Ms. Oliana SULA. Lecturer, University “Aleksandër Moisiu” Durrës, Albania. Challenges in elaborating education strategies for a sustainable consumption culture among university students: a comparison between Chinese and Estonian business students.

5.2.4: Mr. Piotr MUDZA. Graduate Student, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan. Desalination: one of the solutions to overcome water shortages.

Discussant: Dr. Simon YIN Shuxi. Professor, School of Social Sciences, Hefei University of Technology.

 

 

Taipei Business Luncheon – Grand Hyatt Hotel Taipei

Grand Hyatt Taipei, The Residence (2F) / 台北君悅酒店2樓 凱寓

12.00-12.30. Registration – Grand Hyatt Taipei

Please RSVP via the registration link online

12.30-12.35. Opening

  • Mr. Freddie HÖGLUND. Chief Executive Officer of the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT).

12.35-13.00. Lunch 

13.00-13.10. Introduction of Moderator and Panelists  

  • Mr. Freddie HÖGLUND. Chief Executive Officer of the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT).

13.10-13.20. Introduction of the Low Carbon Initiative  

  • Mr. Guiseppe IZZO. Steering Committee Member of the Low Carbon Initiative of the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan and General Manager of STMicroelectronics Taiwan Regional and Vice President Greater China and South Asia Region of STMicroelectronics.

13.20-13.30. Keynote speech. Siemens – Shaping a sustainable future 

  • Mr. Erdal ELVER. President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Taiwan.

12.30-14.30. Panel Debate

Chaired by: Dr. Peter HEFELE. Director of the Regional Project “Energy Security and Climate Change” at Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Hong Kong.

  • Prof. Dr. May TAN-MULLINS. Dean of Graduate School and Director of Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies, Professor, School of International Studies University of Nottingham Ningbo China.
  • Mr. Guiseppe IZZO. Steering Committee Member of the Low Carbon Initiative of the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan and General Manager of STMicroelectronics Taiwan Regional and Vice President Greater China and South Asia Region of STMicroelectronics.
  • Mr. Erdal ELVER. President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Taiwan.

13.55-14.00. Group Photo & Gift Exchange

 

 

15.00-17.00. Cultural Visit 

  • Visit. National Taiwan Museum.
    ‪2 Xiangyang Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan / 國立台灣博物館‪中正區襄陽路2號

 

18.30-20.30. Farewell Dinner & Best Paper Award – UACES CRN on EU-China Relations

  • Dr. Marc Chia-Ching CHENG. Executive Director of the European Union Centre in Taiwan.
  • Mr. Maximilian RECH. Programme Director & Assistant Professor for International Affairs at ESSCA School of Management, Shanghai.

* to be confirmed

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