Asia – Transition of a World Region


DGA 50th Anniversary Reception 16 May 2017: Hamburg City Hall

 Academic Conference 17 May 2017: GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, Hamburg

Joint Workshop 18 May 2017: Hamburg Chamber of Commerce


16 May
DGA 50th Anniversary Reception at Hamburg City Hall
Welcome addresses:

Olaf Scholz (First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg)
Professor R. P. Das (Chairman of the German Association of Asian Studies, Hamburg)
Professor Yasuyuki Sawada (Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank)

17 May

Conference registration at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies

Welcome addresses:

Professor Patrick Köllner (Vice President of the GIGA, Hamburg)

Professor R. P. Das (Chairman of the German Association of Asian Studies, Hamburg)

Keynote speech:

Professor Yasuyuki Sawada

“Megatrends in Asia – Implications for Europe”

10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
Panel 1: The Challenges of Urbanization

Chair: Professor Frauke Kraas (University of Cologne)

Dr. Michael Waibel (University of Hamburg)
“Problems and Potential Solutions in Regard to the Promotion of Sustainable Urban Development in Vietnam”

PhDc Friederike Trotier (University of Frankfurt)
“Remaking the City: Palembang’s Urban Popular Performance as Indonesia’s ‘Sports City'”

Professor Philipp Spaeth (University of Freiburg)
“Chinese Smart/Eco Urbanism from a Comparative Perspective”

PhDc Vanessa Copa (Monash University, Australia)
“Urban Water Management Transitions in Developing Asian Cities”

Panel 2: Science and Technology in Asia  

Chair: Professor Doris Fischer (University of Wuerzburg)

Professor Nele Noesselt (University of Duisburg-Essen)
“Digital Politics and Cyber Power – the Case of China”

Dr. Iris Wieczorek (GIGA, Hamburg)
“Japan as ‘Smart Platinum Society’ – Digital Innovative Front Runner for Economic Growth?”

Dr. Patrick Kabasci (Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, Aachen)
“Comparing Digitalization and Industry 4.0 between Germany and Asia – an International Benchmarking Study”

Dr. Simone Weske (DLR Project Management Agency)
“The Evolution of APRA – Insights from Bibliometric and Patent Analysis”

Dr. Rainer Frietsch (Fraunhofer ISI Karlsruhe)
“Science and Technology Expansion in China – Effects for East-Asia and the World”

13:00-15:00 Lunch and Coffee
Panel 3: Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation 

Chair: Professor Andreas Oberheitmann (FOM University of Applied Sciences, German-Sino School of Business and Technology and RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Essen)

Chris Höhne (Technical University of Darmstadt)
“Multi-Level Global Climate Governance in Asia – Case Studies from India and Indonesia”

Professor Ulrich Volz (SOAS University of London and German Development Institute)
“Fostering Green Finance for Sustainable Development in Asia”

Dr. Annika Styczynski (O.P. Jindal Global University, India)
“Untangling the Gordian Knot: Low-Carbon Electric Mobility in India”

Panel 4: Social Equity

Chair: Ass. Professor Katja Levy (Free University of Berlin)

Dr. Andrea Funk (University of Wuerzburg)
“Financialisation as a Driver for Social Inequity – Evidence from China”

Dr. Daniel Neff (GIGA, Hamburg)
“The Social and Economic Situation of Scheduled Tribes in India”

Professor Gabriele Vogt (University of Hamburg)
“Healthcare Givers in the Global Labour Market: Lessons to be Learned from Japan’s Economic Partnership Agreements”

Meetings of DGA subregional working groups, ASIEN editorial team
Harbour tour and dinner
18 May
Joint Workshop with the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and the German Asia-Pacific Business Association

Topic: “Megatrends in Asia and Implications for Europe/Germany”

Location: Hamburg Chamber of Commerce