Asia Talks

The current global pandemic challenges our personal values, our living condition and our approach to reporting on a wide range of issues. At the same time, modern technology enables us to communicate across borders without physically crossing borders. 

With the ongoing online series 'Asia Talks', we would like to take advantage of these opportunities and make a small contribution to increase the quality and quantity of exchanging fact-based information across borders and disciplines. Twice a month, the series focuses on a relevant topic, such as the future of work, gender issues, the influence of art on the education for sustainable development, a greener fashion industry, new concepts for mobility and transportation, the influence of the media on societal change and many other topics. 

Alumni of the Asia Programme have the opportunity to enrich the Asia Talks with new topics as well as contributions on current regional developments and thus further promote the exchange across borders. 


Next up:

"The Role of Deforestation in Climate Change"
Friday, January 29, 2021
10.30 am CET


Asia Talk #7

"Are you going to finish that?" - Tackling food waste: Ideas and innovation from Japan


  • Kenji Sekine, Social Entrepreneur und Filmproduzent, United People
  • Natsuko Tagasako, Expertin im Bereich Nachhaltigkeit und Energiewende

Asia Talk #6

Empowerment through energy access: Solar energy for better lives and new business in off-grid communities


Rajon Bhuiyan, Ph.D. Researcher, FINATRAX research group at the SnT - Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg

Asia Talk #5

Oceans & Plastic: Trends, impact and response


  • Willy Kwong, Director A Plastic Ocean Foundation and Co-Chair of the RESOLVE Foundation Hong Kong 
  • Laura Agusto, A Plastic Ocean Foundation

Asia Talk #4

Grassroot Movements driving Climate Action: Energy Transition in Taiwan


Shi Ting Chen, Green Citizens' Action Alliance (GCAA)

Asia Talk #3

Women and the Future of Work


  • Anuradha Sharma, freelance journalist, Darjeeling / India
  • Chitradeepa Anantharam, journalist at The Hindu, Chennai / India

Asia Talk #2

Sustainable Cities


Nikita Shetty, Smart City Consultant, Bable Institute

Asia Talk #1

Farms to Fork - Ideas and steps towards a sustainable food sector


Dr. Bérénice Dupeux, Senior Policy Officer for Agriculture, The European Environmental Bureau (EEB)

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