December 16, 2021

Fulbright University Vietnam hosts online talk about EU’s Asia strategy

December 16, 2021, 16:00 – 17:00

Fulbright University Vietnam is honored to host a webinar on the European Union’s Asia strategy with Mr. Bernhard Bartsch, Director of External Relations, Berlin-based Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), as guest speaker. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Vu Minh Hoang, Fulbright’s faculty member in History and Vietnamese Studies.

🔹 Topic: How the European Union is shaping its strategy for Asia

⏰Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, December 16, 2021 (Vietnam Time, GMT+7)

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The global order is in transition, both politically and economically. The EU, whose internal market is still the largest economy in the world, is seeking to intensify and diversify its ties in the Asia Pacific region. In September, the European Commission published the EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy that signals a vision for the EU’s role in the region. Implicitly, this is also an attempt to balance China’s growing influence in Asia and Europe. The success of the strategy hinges on Europe’s biggest powers: Germany and France, both of which may soon have new governments. So what can the region expect from Europe? Find out in the online discussion with Bernhard Bartsch.

🌟 About the guest speaker: Bernhard Bartsch is Director of External Relations at MERICS. He oversees MERICS’s membership program, stakeholder management, fellowships, events and strategic convening. His research focuses on German and European China policy, economic and business relations, China’s role as a global actor and scenario planning.