Events

China in Africa Workshop

Location: University of Göttingen
Date: September 5, 2023

In cooperation with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and the Göttingen Centre for Modern East Asian Studies, a one-day workshop was held on September 5, 2023, as part of the "China in Africa" project funded by the Leibniz Gesellschaft. Researchers from both institutions presented recent study results at this event, which focused on the economic and political consequences of China's activities on the African continent. The workshop provided an important platform for interdisciplinary exchange and discussion of this highly topical issue. The highlight of the workshop was a public lecture that addressed the opportunities of Chinese direct investment in Africa. The event provided an in-depth look at the evolving dynamics between China and Africa and fostered an understanding of the implications for the global economy and politics.

Presentation: Why does the Extreme Right Achieve so Little in Foreign Policy?

Location: University of Göttingen
Date: April 12, 2023; 18:15 s.t.
Organizers: Anja Jetschke, Chair of International Relations; Andreas Fuchs, Chair of Development Economics
Presenter: Prof. Andrew Moravcsik, Princeton University

What concrete policy impact do extreme-right parties and their distinctive rhetoric have on democratic foreign policy? Controlled issue-by-issue investigation reveals that such impact is small and limited to narrow subsets of countries and issues. The modest impact of extreme-right parties and preferences can be explained as an adaption to enduring political constraints that all political parties face in foreign policy. Rather than adapting policy to their rhetoric, extreme-right parties far more often adapt rhetoric strategically to policy constraints—as illustrated by the experience of Germany, Italy, Hungary, Britain and even the US. In sum, in foreign policy such parties are "more bark than bite".

The 15th CEA (Europe) and 34th CEA (UK) 2023 Annual Conference "Sustainable Development in a Changing Era: China and the World"

Location: University of Göttingen
Dates: 14 - 16 July, 2023; 14 July: preconference workshop “Sustainable Food System”
Local organizers: Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Centre for Modern East Asian Studies (CeMEAS)
Co-organizers: CEA Europe/UK , University of Göttingen

Economic development in China and the world faces many challenges, including: COVID-19, conflicts, climate change, currency inflation and aging populations. After the 20th Party Congress in October 2022, China is shifting many of its policies to address these challenges. As we navigate a changing era characterized by technological advances like artificial intelligence, globalization, and shifting demographics, sustainable development is becoming more relevant as a guide for policy-making and business practices. Given this context, the conference's main focus is on sustainable development in China and the world. Submitted papers will cover a range of relevant topics, including but not limited to the following:


  • Sustainable food system
  • International trade and development
  • Low carbon economy
  • Food security
  • Poverty reduction


Please send an extended abstract of two pages and/or a full paper, as well as a short bio by 15 April 2023 to cea@uni-goettingen.de. For further information on submission of papers, registration and fees, please visit this page.

Lecture Series: Global China Conversations

Location: online
Dates: ongoing (monthly)
Organizers: Andreas Fuchs, Wan-Hsin Liu, Dietmar Baetge, Vera Eichenauer

The Global China Conversations provide a 60-minute online discussion forum that fosters the exchange of ideas between research and practice. The Conversations are hosted by the Kiel Institute China Initiative in cooperation with the Centre for Modern East Asian Studies (CeMEAS) at the University of Göttingen, KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zürich, and Wildau Technical University of Applied Sciences. Our invited speakers – academics, policymakers, and practitioners – present their insights on key issues related to China’s growing role in the world economy and the implications for German and European businesses and policy making. The Conversations offer a research-based discussion forum to exchange views and experiences on Europe-China economic relations.

SUR Dialogues

Location: University of Göttingen
Dates: October 25 - November 22, 2022
Organizers: Laura Barros, Samuel Siewers

For further information, please see the Sur Dialogues website.

17th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network

Location: University of Göttingen
Dates: 11 - 12 October, 2021
Main organizer: Dr. Sarah Langlotz
Local program committee: Andreas Fuchs, Marcela Ibáñez Díaz, Lennart Kaplan, Krisztina Kis-Katos

For further information, please see the conference page and the program.

Lecture Series: China's Economic Rise - Political Transformations in Asia and Beyond

Location: online
Dates: January 14 - April 1, 2021
Organizers: Andreas Fuchs, Anja Jetschke

The Centre for Modern East Asian Studies (CeMEAS) at the University of Göttingen and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) are hosting a lecture series on China's economic rise from January to April 2021. The series is organized by Andreas Fuchs and Anja Jetschke and brings together leading national and international scholars. The series program is available here.

Development Economics Poster Workshop

Location: University of Göttingen
Date: November 15, 2019; 16:00 - 18:00 s.t.
Organizers: Andreas Fuchs, Samuel Siewers

Prof. Dr. Stephan Klasen gave his Farewell Lecture at the University of Göttingen on November 16, 2019. In the context of this ceremony, we organized a workshop on the day before the lecture to bring together some of Stephan Klasen’s former international Ph.D. students with the current research group in Development Economics at the University of Göttingen. The program is available here.

Development Economics Poster Workshop Picture