Summer Course | China and East Asia: identifying challenges and scoping the future

Applications are open for the summer course ” China and East Asia: identifying challenges and scoping the future”. The course will be held between July 9 and 13 and will be coordinated by Virgínia Trigo (BRU-IUL), Nelson António (BRU-IUL) e Cátia Miriam Costa (CEI-IUL). It will have a duration of 20 hours, running from Monday to Friday between 6pm and 10:30pm . The course is organised by the Center for International Studies and the Institute for Public and Social Policies of ISCTE-IUL and is aimed at university students, diplomats, the military, businesspersons, and professionals interested in contemporary political, social and economic situation in China and East Asia.

The region of China and East Asia is at the center of the world today. Relying on a vast and rich history and culture, this region remains at the forefront of trade and technological development. The study of China and East Asia is no longer exclusively focused on linguistic and literary aspects and is constantly expanding, following the inevitable importance and dynamism of the region in several areas, from politics, economics and finance, including the fight against climate change. Join us to study and discuss the central role of this region in today’s international relations.

China and East Asia: identifying challenges and scoping the future
  • Coordination: Virgínia Trigo (BRU-IUL), Nelson António (BRU-IUL) e Cátia Miriam Costa (CEI-IUL)
  • Date: July 9 – 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Credits: 6 ECTS
  • English language
  • Applications: April 16 – June 29
  • Price: 100 Euros | Students: 50 Euros
  • Application and Registration fees: 35 Euros
Structure of the program:
  1. Introduction to the reality of China and East Asia, by Virgínia Trigo, Nelson António, Cátia Miriam Costa.
  2. China and East Asia Economies: Structure and long term strategies, by Virgínia Trigo, Nelson António, Eduardo Costa Dias.
  3. Science, Technology and Systems of Innovation, by Sandro Mendonça.
  4. Doing Business with, in and among East Asian players, by Virginia Trigo and David Mah.
  5. Portugal and East Asia (historical  perspective), by Cátia Miriam Costa
  6. Security and balance of power in East Asia, by Cátia Miriam Costa
  7. Hub cities and networking, by Rudolfo Faustino.
  8. Living and working in China, by Virgínia Trigo.
  9. East Asia societies and cultures, By Álvaro Rosa.
  10. Closing Session (round-table)

Apply here!

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The summer course is also funded with national funds by FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, in the framework of the project UID/CPO/03122/2013.

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CEI-Iscte (Centre for International Studies) is a university-based multidisciplinary research center at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL). CEI-Iscte aims at promoting interdisciplinary research in Social Sciences, International Relations and Economy, focusing in its areas of geographic specialisation: Africa, Asia, Europe, and Transatlantic Relations.

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