LIVESTREAM: Interview with Parag Khanna and EU-Asia debate


Join Friends of Europe on 27 May as we speak to experts from across the globe about the future of EU-Asia relations in the ‘age of coronavirus’. These events will be broadcast via livestream and require no advance registration.

10.00-10.20 (CEST): Strategic Conversation with Parag Khanna, Author of ‘The future is Asian’
As governments around the world begin to consider their post-pandemic options, there remain questions as to what effects the crisis will have on the deep connectivity between Europe and Asia. Their links encompass everything from trade relations and labour migration to security cooperation and sustainability projects. Despite these connections, the current moment poses a test to relations between the two. This Strategic Conversation will look at global trends and the impact they could have on sustainable economic recovery.

> Watch the livestreamed Strategic Conversation with Parag Khanna here

10.20-11.30 (CEST): Europe, Asia and their post-pandemic future
As COVID-19 causes untold damage to global health systems and the world economy, it has worsened an already tense geopolitical landscape. With countries across the world slowly exiting current lockdowns, this panel debate will look at Europe-Asia relations’ post-COVID future, asking what the two regions can do together to rebuild battered economies, aid the most vulnerable and reinforce increasingly fragilized multilateral organisations. Panellists will also give their views on the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) to be held in Cambodia at the end of the year.

Confirmed speakers include: Ummu Salma Bava, Jean Monnet Chair and Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Centre for European Studies; Chi Fulin, President of the China Institute for Reform and Development; Akiko Fukushima, Senior Fellow at the Tokyo Foundation; Bart Gaens, Senior Research Fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs; Jo Leinen, Former Chair of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with the People’s Republic of China; and Yeo Lay Hwee, Director of Nanyang Technological University’s European Union Centre. The debate will be moderated by Shada Islam, Director for Europe and Geopolitics at Friends of Europe.

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You are invited to submit your questions during the debates by tweeting @FriendsofEurope using #FoEDebate. The best written questions will be asked to the panellists.

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