Live stream recording - thursday 23 may 2013, started 14.00 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, De Balie and Tilburg University 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.

14:00 Welcome by Katherine Watson, Director European Cultural Foundation

Welcome speech by Renée Jones-Bos, Secretary-General of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

Introduction by Yoeri Albrecht, moderator

14:3015:40 Panel session 1: Europe's position in a globalised world: perceptions
of Europe by intellectuals from China, India and Brazil

Questions:

- What does Europe (as a continent and the EU in particular) look like from the
perspective of India/China/Brazil?
- Do the perceptions differ? Why & how?
- What are the main social and cultural strengths and weaknesses of Europe?
- What role plays the EU, as a political actor, in these relations between Europe
and Brazil, China or India?

Opening statement by Rajendra Jain, Chairman and Professor at the Centre
for European Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Panelists:
Renée Jones-Bos, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
The Netherlands
Cristina Soreanu Pecequilo, Professor of International Relations, São Paulo
Federal University, Brazil
Jian Shi, Vice-President of the Sichuan University, China
Rajendra Jain, Chairman and Professor at the Centre for European Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
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).

15.40 – 16.00 Break

The debate on May 23 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.

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'.

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