Europe can no longer just reflect on itself without considering the context of a shifting global environment. Europe and its neighbours are in a crisis that goes far beyond the financial. We must take time to look at ourselves through the mirrors offered by other regions of the world. In particular, we must listen to the voices of the so-called ‘emerging economies’.
This is why ECF, De Balie and Tilburg Universitywill organise ‘Dwarfing of Europe?’ - a timely dialogue, with two days of exchange and discussion about renewed visions of Europe with renowned speakers from Brazil, India and China. Exploring and discussing the social-cultural developments of the shifting powers, the public debates will be moderated by Yoeri Albrecht, Director of De Balie and Professor Paul Scheffer, journalist, writer and scholar.
Drs. Renée Jones-Bos, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands // Dr. Magnólia Costa, Head of Institutional Affairs, Museum of Modern Art São Paulo, Brazil // Dr. Cui Hongjian, Director of the Department for European Studies, China Institute of International Studies, Beijing, China // Professor Rajendra K. Jain, Chairman and Professor at the Centre for European Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India // Professor Cristina Soreanu Pecequilo, Professor of International Relations, São Paulo Federal University, Brazil //Professor Ranabir Samaddar, Director of the Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata, India // Professor Jian Shi, Director of the Centre for European Studies & EU Studies Centre, International Regional Studies Institute of the Ministry of Education, China; and Vice-President of the Sichuan University//Fokke Obbema, Journalist for the Volkskrant and Author of 'China en Europe'.
The debate - May 22 (20:30hrs)
Will focus on social-cultural developments of the shifting powers; the perceptions and expectations on Europe by the international researchers from Brazil, China and India.
The debate - May 23 (14:00hrs)
Will focus on Europe’s position in a globalised world and the cultural consequences. Are the European values and tradition in question?
REGISTER / PRACTICAL INFORMATION / CONTACT
The debates are open to the public. The entrance fee is €9,50 and €7,00 (reduced fee). Please register directly via the website of our partner De Balie - for the debate on May 22and for the debate on May 23.
For all other queries, please contact us via:
Address: De Balie, Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam.
This timely and crucial event is organised in cooperation with the Fritt Ord Foundation. The two day event – initiated by ECF’s Odile Chenal - also marks her departure from ECF after more than two decades in being behind many of our programmes and strategic planning.