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Encounters
Encounters – New Perspectives on Asia, America, and Europe
An Initiative of the CATS and the HCA
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Dr. Anja Schüler

T: +49 (0)6221 / 54 3879
F: +49 (0)6221 / 54 3719

aschueler@hca.uni-heidelberg.de

 
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Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Ministry of Science Baden-Württemberg as part of the Excellence Strategy of the federal government and the states.

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Encounters

New Perspectives on Asia, America, and Europe

An Initiative of the CATS and the HCA

October 18, 2022 | 6:15 p.m. | Encounters - New Perspectives...

"Rivals or Enemies? The United States, Russia, and China"

Fiona Hill & Martin Thunert

Brookings Institution / HCA

The event will take place online.

Please register with: ahennemann@hca.uni-heidelberg.de

Fiona Hill is a senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. She recently served as deputy assistant to the president and senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council from 2017 to 2019. From 2006 to 2009, she served as national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at The National Intelligence Council. She is author of “There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century” and co-author of “Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin.”. Prior to joining Brookings, Hill was director of strategic planning at The Eurasia Foundation in Washington, D.C. From 1991 to 1999, she held a number of positions directing technical assistance and research projects at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, including associate director of the Strengthening Democratic Institutions Project, director of the Project on Ethnic Conflict in the Former Soviet Union, and coordinator of the Trilateral Study on Japanese-Russian-U.S. Relations. Dr. Hill has researched and published extensively on issues related to Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, regional conflicts, energy, and strategic issues. She holds a master’s in Soviet studies and a doctorate in history from Harvard University where she was a Frank Knox Fellow. She also holds a master’s in Russian and modern history from St. Andrews University in Scotland, and has pursued studies at Moscow’s Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages. Fiona Hill is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

July 26, 2022 | 8:30 p.m. | Encounters - New Perspectives...

"Peaceful World, Where Are You? Activism and Art in a Global Context."

Pat To Yan & Barbara Mittler

Author-in-Residence, Nationaltheater Mannheim / CATS, Heidelberg University

CATS Auditorium, Voßstraße 2, Heidelberg

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May 31, 2022 | 12:30 - 2 p.m. | Encounters - New Perspectives...

"Enfant Terrible, Minister of Culture, Silent Loner?"

Lung Ying-tai & Barbara Mittler

This event took place online.

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April 7, 2022 | 6:15 p.m. | Encounters - New Perspectives...

"Die liberale Weltordnung in der Krise? Die EU zwischen den USA, Russland und China"

Reinhard Bütikofer & Dr. Florian Böller

Europäisches Parlament / TU Kaiserslautern

Aula der Alten Universität, Grabengasse 1, Heidelberg

25. Januar 2022 | 12:30 Uhr | Encounters – New Perspectives…

"Visions of a New Global Order – A View from China"

PROFESSOR WANG HUI & MARINA RUDYAK

Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Tsinghua University / Institute of Chinese Studies, Heidelberg University

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30. November 2021 | 19:00 Uhr | Encounters – New Perspectives…

"Transforming U.S.-China Conflicts? Common Interests and Transnational Perspectives"

Cheng Li & Sebastian Harnisch

Director, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution / Institut für Politische Wissenschaft, Universität Heidelberg

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Discussion Questions

  • is a series of dialogues initiated by the Center for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS) and the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) at Heidelberg University. The events focus on the relationship between the two superpowers of the twenty-first century – the United States of America and China. With the rapid rise of the People’s Republic in recent decades, this relationship has become increasingly confrontational.
  • looks at this new constellation and its consequences for Germany and Europe: How do the European Union and its individual member states position themselves in the conflict between China and the United States? Which social and cultural interactions and processes can we observe in this special bilateral relationship?
  • brings prominent Chinese and American artists and authors, activists, representatives from the business community, policy makers, and public intellectuals to Heidelberg where they engage in conversations with scholars from the HCA and CATS.
  • offers a nuanced discussion on a wide range of critical issues of these exceptional bilateral relations, such as environmental and trade policies, technology and innovation, white-collar crime and digital surveillance as well as human rights and freedom of expression.
  • thus contributes to an informed exchange among academia and the general public, including the business community, the political sphere, and the media. The critical dialogues of the series constitute part of an informed public debate on one of the most important issues for the future of Germany and Europe.
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