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Seminar “Geopolitical Outlooks for Eurasia in 2019 Revisited”

21 March 2019 from 13:00 - 17:00


Thursday, 21 March 2019, 1.15-5.15 pm., Room Jitti Tingsabadh, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus

In times of global disorder, one of the most important geopolitical concepts describing developments of long-lasting impact on world history is ‘Eurasia’. What we observe at current is an ongoing ‘Eurasiazation’ in a double sense. First, we see the emergence of an increasingly integrating ‘supercontinent’ Eurasia that is spanning from Portugal to Japan manifesting most impressively in the gigantic Belt and Road initiative which, however, comes with a number of other projects creating altogether unprecedented integration and interconnectivity across the formerly more separated regions of the Eurasian landmass of Europe and Asia. Second, this process inevitably affects the global balances of power. How especially America “manages” Eurasia and thus the ongoing Eurasiazation is simply critical for the US and thus for the state of world politics as Zbigniew Brzezinski has observed quite a time ago. This has been reflected more recently by official US strategy with the designation of China and Russia as adversaries and shifting the relation to these “revisionist” powers into the focus. Thus, the intertwined processes of Eurasiazation and great power rivalry actually represent the single most important momentum in global order and politics defining any important development on the regional and more often than not even the domestic level where it comes to governance, security and economy.

CPG’s ‘geopolitical outlook 2019’ seminar addresses these developments once more in our constant efforts to review the state of affairs from European- Southeast Asian perspectives

in terms of both the conceptual frameworks and fundaments as well as the most current manifestations of the trend and its emerging patterns.

The coming seminar will provide in its first part an overview of the present situation of the Eurasian ‘Great Game’ with an introduction to the fundamental trends and dynamics to then discuss the situation with experts from Southeast Asian perspectives with a special regard to the situation in Southeast Asia in the second part.

For background information please check out CPG’s Asia in Review.

1.00-1.15 pm               Registration

1.15-1.30 pm               Welcoming words

1.30-3.15 pm               “Geopolitical Outlooks for Eurasia in 2019 Revisited” by Henning Glaser, German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), Faculty of Law, Thammasat University

Q & A

3.15-5.10 pm               Panel discussion

H.E. Kasit Piromya, Citizen Activation Academy; former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand

Dr. Virot Ali, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University

Moderation: Jan Kliem, German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), Faculty of Law, Thammasat University

5.10-5.15 pm               Concluding remarks


Full agenda click here


More information at events@cpg-online.de

Online registration at https://s.surveyplanet.com/LJBsCWWkg



21 March 2019
13:00 - 17:00


+66 2 613 2971


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