The EU Centre together with its partners in the Jean Monnet Network on Challenges to Multiculturalism and Multilateralism are supporting the 2017 AEI-ASEM Summer School on “Cultural Pluralism in Asia and Europe”. Click on the image to read more and apply.
The EU Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström, will be delivering a lecture at SMU (8 March 2017) to reiterate the EU’s commitment to free and fair trade in a rapidly changing environment. As the world’s largest trader, the EU remains committed to working with global partners to uphold open markets. In her lecture, the Commissioner will set out, in particular, her ambitious trade agenda, including plans to strengthen the EU’s relations with Singapore and ASEAN. Click on the image for more information.
In this week's News and Views on Europe, we bring you stories about the future of the EU, Germany/France/Italy seek stronger right of veto on state-backed takeovers, unpaid internships in the EU, as well as the world calls for China-EU-US co-leadership. Click on the image to read more about these stories.
The EU Centre is now inviting applications for the EUC Visiting Fellowship tenable in the period between Aug 2017 to Nov 2017. Supporting grants of various amounts of up to €6,000 commensurating with expertise, visiting commitments and duration will be provided for the Visiting Fellow to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence allowances. Application closes on 1 March. For more information, click on the feature image.
Dr Antonio de Lecea, EU Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy recently published an article in the OMFIF bulletin dissecting the two narratives of globalization in the East and West. The prevalent view in the West now is to blame globalization for the loss of jobs and perceived loss of control. The other narrative often heard in Asia is to point to poor domestic policy-making and political short-termism as the chief cause of discontent, and calls for political leadership to communicate more effectively the benefits of globalization and reaffirm the need for further globalization. Both narratives according to Dr de Lecea are incomplete. He argued that globalization can offer benefits to all countries, as long as it is accompanied by principles that ensure all participants follow the same rules. Click on the image to read more.
The ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute organised a Seminar-cum-Book Launch on 16 January 2017. The event provided an opportunity for the author of the book The Veil of Circumstance: Technology, Values, Dehumanization and the Future of Economics and Politics, Ambassador Jørgen Ørstrøm Møller, Visiting Senior Fellow at ISEAS, to introduce the main themes of his book. Two panellists who joined Ambassador Møller in the discussion were Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, Director of EU Centre, and Professor Pang Eng Fong, former Dean of the SMU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business. Please click on the image for the event report.