Live stream recording - - thursday 23 may 2013, started 16.00 CEST
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.
16.00 – 17.10 Panel session 2: European values in question? Cultural
consequences of the shifting powers
- What are the cultural consequences of the rise of Brazil/China/India?
How the traditional European beliefs are challenged by the emerging
economies, Brazil, China and India.
- Are China, India and Brazil developing fundamentally differently from
Europe - with regards to modernity, democracy and diversity?
- How does the changing balance of power affect the discourse Europe has
- How do you imagine the future narrative of Europe?
Opening statement by Paul Scheffer, Professor European Studies, Tilburg
University, The Netherlands
Magnolia Costa, Head of Institutional Affairs, Museum of Modern Art São
Ranabir Samaddar, Director of the Calcutta Research Group, India
Cui Hongjian, Director of the Department for European Studies, China Institute
of International Studies, Beijing, China
Raj Isar, Professor Cultural Policy Studies, American University of Paris,
Paul Scheffer, Professor European Studies, Tilburg University,
17.10 – 17.15 Closing
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.
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'.