Cycle of Conferences and Open Classes “China and Asia-Pacific” | 17 June | ONLINE

17 Jun 2020 - 14:00

In a context of increasing centrality of Asia-Pacific in world geopolitics and geoeconomy and of China's affirmation as a new superpower, the OBSERVARE-Observatory of Foreign Relations of UAL, in partnership with the National Defense Institute (IDN), invites you to participate in the cycle of conferences and open classes “China and Asia-Pacific”, coordinated by Prof. Doctor Luis Tomé and with the collaboration of prestigious national and foreign experts. This cycle is associated with the Advanced Studies Course on Asia-Pacific UAL-IDN.
The next sessions will take place online via Colibri Zoom, on June 17th, with Mark Meirowitz, Carlos Gaspar, Nuno Canas Mendes and Nuno Magalhães, according to the attached poster.

Participation is free of charge, but implies iApplication by email to the Autonomous Department of International Relations (, then receiving the respective access link.
14:00 – 15:30
English session
China's Political, International Law and Military Challenges in the South China Sea
Mark Meirowitz | State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College
16:00 – 17:30
United States vs RPChina
Carlos Gaspar | IDN and IPRI-NOVA
18:30 – 20:00
The “centrality” of ASEAN in the face of the impact of Covid-19
Nuno Canas Mendes | ISCSP – University of Lisbon
21:00 – 22:30
China and North Korea Nuclear
Nuno Magalhães | IDN and IE University, Madrid
Department of International Relations