28th Taiwan-European Conference. 19-20 December 2011

Institute of International Relations (IIR)
National Chengchi University, Taipei
European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)

have the pleasure to invite you to the

28th Taiwan-European Conference

“EU’s Development and Contemporary Greater China:
Opportunities and Challenges”

19-20 December 2011

19/12: At the European Parliament, Brussels
20/12: At the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS), Brussels

Dear Sir/Madame,

The Institute of International Relations (IIR) and the National Chengchi University, in cooperation with the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS), have the pleasure of inviting you to the 28th Taiwan-European Conference on “EU’s Development and Contemporary Greater China: Opportunities and Challenges”, which is taking place on Monday 19 December 2011, from 15:00 to 18:00, in the European Parliament, and Tuesday 20 December 2011, from 9:30 to 17:30, at the European Institute for Asian Studies.

You can download the Invitation of the Event from the direct link below:
http://www.eias.org/documents/Invitation_28th_Taiwan-European_Conference.pdf

To register for this event, please confirm your participation by sending an e-mail to alicia.belda@eias.org by Wednesday, 14 December 2011. Please indicate the sessions you wish to attend. In case you require an entry pass to the European Parliament for the session on 19 December 2011, please be so kind as to provide your name, address, ID number and date of birth upon registration.
In case you have already registered for this event, please disregard this e-mail.

Programme 19/12   Opening & Keynote at the European Parliament, Brussels
14:30-15:00 Registration (Entrance Place du Luxembourg)
15:00-15:45 Inaugural session
Welcome Address
H.E. Mr. David LIN, Representative of the Taipei Permanent Representative Office in the European Union and the Kingdom of Belgium
Keynote speech
Sir Graham Watson, MEP, Member of the Delegation for Relations with the People’s Republic of China (TBC)
16:00-18:00 Panel I:Europe and the Changing Asian Order
Chair: Mr. Glyn Ford, Board Member of the European Institute for Asian Studies
Prof. Alexander Huang, The US Re-Engagement in the Asia-Pacific: Implications and Prospects
Prof. Lutgard Lams, Associate Professor in Media and Cultural Studies, Department of Languages and Literature, University-College Brussels (HUB)
H.E. Marc Trenteseau, Director General, Egmont – The Royal Institute for International relations, Brussels
Dr. Brian Mc. Donald, Former Ambassador of the European Union Mr. Staffan Jerneck, Director, CEPS (TBC)
Mr. Olivier Védrine, Prof. IESEG School of Management, Université Catholique de Lille
Programme 20/12   Conference at the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS), Brussels
9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-11:00 Panel II:Developments in Taiwan and China and Their Implications
Chair: Mr. David Fouquet, Senior Associate of the European Institute for Asian Studies
Prof. Shaochen Tang, “Taiwanese Identity in Regional and International Context”
Prof. Chen-Shen Yen, “The Fifth Direct Presidential Election of the Republic of China: Will it Yield the First Cohabitation System Modeled after the Fifth Republic of France?”
Mr. Xavier Nuttin, Senior Asia Analyst, European Parliament
Dr. Pierre Defraigne, Executive Director Madariaga, College of Europe Foundation, Bruegel
11:00-11:15 Tea & Coffee
11:15-12:45 Panel III:Cross-Strait Relations: Recent Developments and Prospects
Chair: Mr. Dick Gupwell, Vice-Chairman of the European Institute for Asian Studies
Prof. Wei Tsai, “From Mutual Non-Denial to Mutual Recognition?”
Prof. Elena Atanassova- Cornelis, “Changing dynamics across the Taiwan Strait and their implications for the US security system in East Asia”
Mr. Jan Techau, Director Carnegie Europe (TBC)
12:45-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Panel IV:Taiwan’s Role in the Regional and International Context
Chair: Mr. Reinhold Hack, Secretary of the European Institute for Asian Studies
Prof. John K. Chao, “International Legal Issues of ECFA and Its Implications for the Cross-Strait Relations”
H.E. Marc Trenteseau, Director General, Egmont – The Royal Institute for International relations, Brussels
Mr. Olivier Védrine, Prof. IESEG School of Management, Université Catholique de Lille
Mr. Timothy Beyer Helm, Adviser, Transatlantic relations and outreach, Cabinet of the Secretary-General of the European Parliament (TBC)
Prof. Hans Van de Ven, Lecturer Modern Chinese Studies, St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, UK (TBC)
15:30-15:45 Tea & Coffee
15:45-17:15 Panel V: The future of EU-Taiwan Relations – EU’s role in Cross-Strait
Chair: Mr. Eddy Laurijssen, Board Member of the European Institute for Asian Studies
17:15-17:30 Closing of the Meeting
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