“Bochum Jean Monnet Lecture Series on EU-Asia Affairs”

The Bochum Jean Monnet lecture series is to offer a broad perspective on current issues in EU-Asia affairs. It targets policy makers, civil society as well as the academia. Academics, practitioners, think tankers and policy makers from Germany, Brussels and international organisations will be invited to provide topical insights and analysis of relevant economic and political developments with regard to the EU, Asia and EU-Asia affairs.

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Prof. Bates Gill gives the first lecture of the Jean Monnet lecture series on EU-Asia Affairs discussing "The EU and Asia in a Changing Global Environment".
Dr. Bates Gill is an internationally-respected scholar and policy expert, with a 30-year career as a researcher, author, advisor, and board member, focusing on Chinese and Indo-Pacific politics, foreign policy and security.   He has served as Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), as the Freeman Chair in China Studies with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and as Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies and inaugural director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution.  Dr. Gill holds the Royal Order of the Commander of the Polar Star, the highest award bestowed upon foreigners by the Swedish monarch, for his contributions to Swedish interests. Dr. Gill's work has resulted in eight books, more than 200 other publications and research-related travel to more than 60 countries. He is currently Professor of Asia-Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University (Sydney) and an Associate Fellow with Chatham House (London).

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