The 2020 Asian Dynamics Initiave (ADI) conference has been postponed until 28-30 June 2021. Given the uncertainty ahead, we are planning for a hybrid conference with both online and face to face options.
The conference is organized in collaboration with a number of globally oriented networks and centres at the University of Copenhagen:
NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies/NNC; School of Global Health; Sustainability Science Centre; ThinkChina; Global Development Network
Asia and Africa in Transition
Linkages between Asia and Africa have a transformative impact across the globe in areas ranging from economic development, climate and demography to health care, politics and entertainment. Placing Asia-Africa engagement as a focal point, this conference will feature keynote speeches and a range of panels and roundtables across disciplines, temporalities and themes in the study of Asian and African dynamics.
- Ching Kwan Lee, Professor of Sociology, University of Califormia, Los Angeles
- Jonathan Rigg, Professor and Chair in Human Geography, University of Bristol
- Reiner Klingholz, Former Director of Berlin Institute for Polulation and Demography
We invite abstracts and full panels.
Deadline for submitting proposals: 31 January 2021
Read the full call here: https://asiandynamics.ku.dk/asia-and-africa-in-transition/
Panels open for submissions
- Asian partners in the transition of ports in Africa
- Banal democracies: Beyond electoral temporality
- China going global: Historical trajectories, current debates, and future prospects
- Engendering humanity in Africa and Asia
- Foreign agricultural investments as driver of rural transformation?
- From recipients to donors: New engagement of Asian countries in humanitarian aid in Africa
- Health systems in transition: Human health resources as agents of change
- Local expressions of global ideas: Negotiating modernity, aesthetics and cultural heritage in African and Asian museums
- Situated natalisms – familial and filial forms in Africa and Asia
- Sustainability strategy and Asian investments in energy in Africa: Regulation, governance and investment
- The geopolitics of China’s rise in Africa: Implications and challenges for democratisation and human rights
- The geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific
- The making of Belt and Road Initiative projects in African states: Local actors, interests and policy link-ups
- Urbanization in rural regions of Africa and Asia
Read more about the panels and the full call here: https://asiandynamics.ku.dk/asia-and-africa-in-transition/
Senior Advisor, Asian Dynamics Initiative, University of Copenhagen