Cycle of Online Conferences and Open Classes “China and Asia-Pacific” | 24 June | ONLINE

24 Jun 2020 - 12:00

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 24, with Toshihiro Minohara, Maria Raquel Freire, Vasco Rato and Leonídio Ferreira, according to the attached poster.

Participation is free of charge, but implies iprior registration by email to the UAL Department of International Relations (, then receiving the respective access link.


12pm – 1.30pm

English session

Quo Vadis Post-COVID World?: The Sino-US rivalry and Japan's Role
Tosh Minohara, Kobe University – Japan


15:00 – 16:30

Russia's Asian Policy
Raquel Freire, Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra (FEUC)


18:30 – 20:00

China – USA, new world confrontation
Vasco Rato, IDN


21:00 – 22:30

South Korea: Democracy and Prosperity Under Threat from the Kim Dynasty
Leonídio Ferreira, Director of “Diário de Notícias”





Department of International Relations