Category: Lectures

  • 09 Dec 2019 | guest lecture by Prof. Mark Mullins PhD

    Contemplation Prof. Mark R. Mullins, Professor of Japanese Studies and Director of the Japan Studies Centre at the University of Auckland, presented his research on “Neonationalism, Japanese Religions, and the Politics of Restoration” on 9 December, 2019, as part of AREA Ruhr’s lecture series. In his presentation, Prof. Mullins elaborated on the decades long efforts…

  • 04 Dec 2019 | AREA Ruhr Lecture series | Momoyo Hüstebeck

    Deliberative democracy in Japan against the backdrop of democratic challenges | Momoyo Hüstebeck Like other representative democracies, Japan has been facing a partial crisis of its political system. Democratic challenges have eroded democratic norms such as equality, representation, political accountability and legitimacy. The voter-turnouts for the last Lower House elections, for instance, have been at…

  • 09 Jul 2019 | Guest lecture by Prof. Detlef Nolte

    You are invited to a guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Detlef Nolte (GIGA – German Institute of Global and AREA studies) on “Overlapping Regionalism and the Venezuelan crisis (and the role of China)”. The lecture discusses the possible risks and potential benefits of overlapping intergovernmental regional organizations. Specifically, it studies the consequences of overlapping mandates…

  • 12 Jun 2019 | Guest lecture by Prof. Jörn Dosch

    You are invited to a guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Jörn Dosch Chair for International Politics and Coordinator for International Relations and ERASMUS of the Faculty for Economic and Social Sciences Is Asia still Unique? The Continent’s Relevance for Theory-building in Social Sciences For the past three decades Asia has been one of the most important…

  • 15 May 2019 | Guest lecture by Prof. Hongtao Li

    You are invited to a guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Hongtao Li Professor of Media Studies, Zhejiang University Hangzhou and Associate Professor II, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo “Revisiting the Green Public Sphere: Chinese Media Discourse on Air Pollution” This talk will take a historical and comparative perspective to provide an overall…