Live stream recording - wednesday 22 may 2013, started 20.30 CEST
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Europe can no longer just reflect on itself without considering the contexts of a shifting global environment. Europe and its neighbours on the continent are in a crisis that goes far beyond the financial. We must take time to look at ourselves through the mirrors offered by other regions of the world. In particular, we must listen to the voices of the so-called ‘emerging economies’. This is why European Cultural Foundation (ECF culturalfoundation.eu ) , De Balie (debalie.nl ) and Tilburg University (tilburguniversity.edu ) organise ‘Dwarfing of Europe?’ as it offers this timely dialogue, with two days of exchange and discussion about renewed visions of Europe with renowned speakers from Brazil, India and China. Exploring and discussing the social-cultural developments of the shifting powers, the public debates will be moderated by Yoeri Albrecht, Director of De Balie, who held public lectures called 'The Idea of Europe' at the University of Oxford.

The debate on May 22 (20:30hrs) will focus on the social-cultural developments of the shifting powers; the perceptions and expectations on Europe by the international researchers from Brazil, China and India.

See also the program on May 23.

How the rise of Brazil, China and India impact socially and culturally on Europe

Questions to be tackled:
Brazil, China and India rise in terms of 'hard power' - which 'soft powers' can they offer to Europe?
What can Europe learn from cultural and social issues from Brazil/China/India and vice versa?
What is the socio-cultural impact on Europe due to the rise of Brazil/China/India?
20:3020:40 Welcome and introduction by moderator Yoeri Albrecht, director of De Balie.

20:4021:10 Statement & reactions by
Ranabir Samaddar, Director of the Calcutta Research Group, India
Magnólia Costa, Head of Institutional Affairs, Museum of Modern Art São Paulo
Jian Shi, Vice-President of the Sichuan University, China

21:1022:00 Panel discussion and public debate moderated by Yoeri Albrecht with the panel:
Jian Shi, Vice-President of the Sichuan University, China
Paul Scheffer, Professor European Studies, Tilburg University
Ranabir Samaddar, Director of the Calcutta Research Group, India
Magnólia Costa, Head of Institutional Affairs, Museum of Modern Art São Paulo
Fokke Obbema, Editor at the Dutch daily Volkskrant, author of China and Europe

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The debate on May 23 (14:00hrs) will focus on Europe’s position in a globalised world and the cultural consequences. Are the European values and tradition in question? This timely and crucial event is organised in cooperation with the Fritt Ord Foundation. fritt-ord.no/en

Confirmed Speakers

Drs. Renée Jones-Bos*, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands // Karine Lisbonne-de Vergeron*, fellow of the Global Policy Institute (UK) and author of Chinese and Indian views of Europe: new perspectives from the emerging Asian giants (2012) // Dr. Magnólia Costa, Head of Institutional Affairs, Museum of Modern Art São Paulo, Brazil // Dr. Cui Hongjian*, Director of the Department for European Studies, China Institute of International Studies, Beijing, China // Professor Rajendra K. Jain*, Chairman and Professor at the Centre for European Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India // Professor Cristina Soreanu Pecequilo*, Professor of International Relations, São Paulo Federal University, Brazil // Professor Ranabir Samaddar, Director of the Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata, India // Professor Jian Shi, Director of the Centre for European Studies & EU Studies Centre, International Regional Studies Institute of the Ministry of Education, China; and Vice-President of the Sichuan University// Fokke Obbema, Journalist for the Volkskrant and Author of 'China en Europa'.

*will speak only the 23rd.

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