Asia Talks

A web-dialogue series by IJP

The ongoing pandemic bears the challenge to increase the quality and quantity of fact-based information across borders and without crossing borders. It questions our working and living conditions, our values, our understanding of different political spheres as well as our approach to manifold topics in reporting. Background information and the understanding of global perspectives are key for our judgement, not only as journalists.

Therefore, IJP are introducing Season 3 of our dialogues on Asia-related topics. Every two weeks, we address topics like the impact of science on our societies, concepts for an economic recovery or capacity building in relation to climate change, just to name a few. The political interdependencies between Germany, the EU and Asia will be in our focus. 

Get engaged in our third Asia Talk series. Tune in for the virtual opportunities to exchange ideas, perspectives and enhance our web talks with your expertise on your respective regions. 
 

If you have any questions, please contact us at asiatalks@ijp.org. 

 

 

 

Asia Talk #1 (Season 4)

 

New geopolitics and tomorrow's world order - the Asian perspective

Speaker: 

 

 

Asia Talk #8 (Season 3)

China-Russia - Strategic alignment or alliance in the making?

Speaker: 

  • Finbarr Bermingham, Europe Correspondent, South China Morning Post
  • Matthias Kamp, China Correspondent, Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ)
  • Marc Saxer, Head of Asia Department, Friedrich-Ebert Foundation (FES)

Asia Talk #7 (Season 3)

North Korea - A novel approach - Getting a glimpse behind the iron curtain

Speaker: 

  • Dr. Bernhard J. Seliger, Director Hanns-Seidel Foundation, Seoul

Asia Talk #6 (Season 3)

"RCEP: There is far more to it than economic alliances and what is in for Europe"

Speakers: 

  • Shada Islam, Center for Global Development, Brüssel
  • Martin Fritz, German Correspondent Börsenzeitung and Wirtschaftswoche, Tokyo

Asia Talk #5 (Season 3)

What China is up to in Africa and what do African countries expect?
Joined IJP Asia & Africa Talk

Speaker:

  • Dr. Christian Straube, Programme Manager China Stiftung Asienhaus, Köln
  • Alan Robles, South China Morning Post / Correspondent Manilla
  • Oshodi Adbul-Gafar, Lecturer Lagos State University / Lagos

Asia Talk #4 (Season 3)

Taiwan's appraoch to its recent history - White Terror, Transitional Law and Digitization

Speaker:

  • Ms Fan Yun, Legislator Taiwan Government

Asia Talk #3 (Season 3)

Key Trends in EU - German - China Relations
The Future of Hong Kong and Implications for Taiwan

Speaker:

  • Didi Kirsten Tatlow, DGAP
  • Grzegorz Stec, MERICS

Asia Talk #2 (Season 3)

Reality Check: Germany - Indonesia 
Recovery from the Pandemic - A Comparison

Speaker:

  • Joe Miller, correspondent, Financial Times Germany and author of the book "The Vaccine"
  • Sofie Syarief, news anchor, talk show host and executive producer for Kompas TV, Indonesia

Asia Talk #1 (Season 3)

Achieving climate goals through gender equality

- Dialogue & interactive workshop - 

Experts: 

  • Hannah Elisabeth Kurnoth, Climate Diplomacy Analyst, adelphi
  • Anika Nicolaas Ponder, Team Leader Sustainability & Innovation, IKEM 
  • Alexandra Steinkraus, Research Associate, IKEM

Asia Talk #7 (Season 2)

Urban opportunities: bridging the climate finance gap

Speaker: 

  • Rachana Kanakagiri, Consultant for sustainable finance and stakeholder engagement, adelphi

Asia Talk #6 (Season 2)

The Nexus of Climate, Conflict and Social Change in South Asia: Narratives of the Subcontinent 

Speaker: 

  • Omer Ali, Consultant for international Migration Policy and Capacity Building

Asia Talk #5 (Season 2)

Challenge or opportunity: sustainable peace in a changing climate

Speaker: 

  • Hannah Elisabeth Kurnoth, Climate Diplomacy Analyst, adelphi

Asia Talk #4 (Season 2)

Ocean-based climate solutions for a sustainable future

Speaker: 

  • Martha Selwyn, United Nations Global Compact

Asia Talk #3 (Season 2)

The Influence of Architecture and Rural Revitalization on Social Cohesion

Speaker: 

  • Eduard Kögel, Architect and Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Chinese Architectural History at Quinghua University in Beijing.

Asia Talk #2 (Season 2)

Stakeholder Engagement in Smart City Projects

Speaker: 

  • Nikita Shetty, Consultant Energy & Smart Cities, BABLE

Asia Talk #1 (Season 2)

The role of Deforestation in Climate Change

Speaker: 

  • Sanggeet Mithra Manirajah, Land Use Consultant, Climate Focus

Asia Talk #7 (Season 1)

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

Speaker: 

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

Asia Talk #6 (Season 1)

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

Speaker: 

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

Asia Talk #5 (Season 1)

Oceans & Plastic: Trends, impact and response

Speaker: 

  • 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 (Season 1)

Grassroot Movements driving Climate Action: Energy Transition in Taiwan

Speaker: 

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

Asia Talk #3 (Season 1)

Women and the Future of Work

Speaker: 

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

Asia Talk #2 (Season 1)

Sustainable Cities

Speaker: 

Nikita Shetty, Smart City Consultant, Bable Institute

Asia Talk #1 (Season 1)

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

Speaker: 

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

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