DGA Aktuell

Asia – Transition of a World Region

 Anniversary Reception (May 16th) and Conference Dinner (May 17th) — Please register !

Date: May 17, 2017
Conference Venue: German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
Hamburg, Neuer Jungfernstieg 21
-Draft Programme-


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Welcome Address

Köllner, Patrick (GIGA Vice President)

Das, Peter Rahul (DGA Chairman)

Key note speech

Yasuyuki Sawada (Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank)

Megatrends in Asia – Implications for Europe (tbc)

Panel: The Challenges of Urbanization

Waibel, Michael (University of Hamburg)

Problems and potential solutions in regard of the promotion of sustainable urban developments in Vietnam

Trotier, Friederike (University of Frankfurt)

Remaking the city: Palembang’s urban popular performance as Indonesia’s “sports city”

Spaeth, Philipp (University of Freiburg)

Chinese Smart/Eco Urbanism from a comparative perspective

Copa, Vanessa (Monash University, Australia)

Urban Water Management Transitions in Developing Asian Cities

Chair: Kraas, Frauke (University of Cologne)

Panel: Digitalization in Asia  

Noesselt, Nele (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Digital Politics and Cyber Power – the case of China

Wieczorek, Iris (GIGA)

Japan as “Smart Platinum Society” – Digital Innovative Front Runner for Economic Growth?

Speaker: nn

Chair: nn

Lunch Break
Panel: Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation 

Höhne, Chris (Technical University of Darmstadt)

Multi-level global climate governance in Asia – Case Studies from India and Indonesia

Volz, Ulrich (School of Oriental and African Studies, London  DIE)

Fostering Green finance for sustainable development in Asia

Styczynski, Annika (O.P. Jindal Global University, India)                

Untangling the Gordian-knot: low-carbon electric mobility in India

Chair: Oberheitmann, Andreas (Qinghua University, Beijing)

Panel: Social Equity

Funk, Andrea (University of Würzburg)

Financialisation as a driver for social inequality – evidence from China

Neff, Daniel (GIGA)

The social and economic situation of scheduled tribes in India (GIGA)

Vogt, Gabriele  (University of Hamburg)

Health-Caregivers on the Global Labor Market: Lessons to be Learned from Japan’s Economic Partnership Agreements

Chair: nn

16:00-16:15 Coffee Break
Panel: Regional Integration: Evolvement of an “Asia Pacific Research Area” (APRA)

Mennicken, Lothar (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

APRA Performance Monitoring – a new initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Heinrichs, Gerold (DLR Project Management Agency)

The evolvement of APRA – insights form bibliometric and patent analysis

Frietsch, Rainer (Fraunhofer ISI Karlsruhe)

Scientific and technological collaboration in Asia – cohesion or segregation?

Fischer, Doris (University of Wuerzburg)


Chair: Schueller, Margot    (GIGA)

Meetings of DGA subregional working groups, “Asien” editorial team
Harbour Tour and Dinner