The Center for Global Politics (CGP), which counts with over 800 alumni from over 25 countries across the world, in cooperation with the Berlin Forum on Global Politics (BFoGP), offered a series of interactive panels in order to present and to discuss with visitors some of the most topical international political subjects of 2014.
10th May, 2014, Freie Universität Berlin
18:00 – 18:15: Welcome and introduction of the Center for Global Politics and its Alumni Network
18:15 – 19:00: Talk and discussion on the transatlantic free trade agreement (TAFTA | TTIP) and its implications for the economy and consumer protections in Europe and beyond (presented cofounders of the Berlin Forum on Global Politics, doctoral candidates of the CGP)
19:00 – 20:00: Doctoral candidates and alumni gave individual research presentations and invited visitors to discuss current issues in Global Politics.
Philani Mthembu: “The rise of emerging powers as sources of development cooperation: The determinants of China and India’s development cooperation strategies in Africa”
Anastasia Vishnevskaya: “Transborder migration between Central Asia and China: Impact on the integration prospects”
Miguelángel Verde: “The biopolitics of information and communications: Security, censorship and surveillance of a digital and global world”.
Daniel Cardoso: “What does the relationship between Brazil and China tell us about current changes in global politics?”
20:00 – 21:00: Panel Discussion “Should the West Defend the Ukraine?” with doctoral candidates and alumni of the Center for Global Politics. The panelists came from Russia, Estonia, Portugal, and South Africa and gave short input statements presenting different perspectives on the current conflict and the role of Russia, the EU and USA, and BRICS.
Venue: Conference room KII, upper floor, Henry-Ford-Bau, Garystraße 35–37, 14195 Berlin
(Photo credit: elycefeliz | Flickr)