30 May 2023 - 09:30 | 30 May 2023

Auditorium 1

This cycle of conferences on “Europe and Asia: Constructions and Interactions” aims to understand and explain the dynamics of the relationship between Europe and Asia in its multiple dimensions, focusing on the contribution of this relationship to the mutual knowledge of peoples and to the enrichment of societies on both continents and the world.

The cycle includes 15 lectures by prestigious national and foreign academics, between February and May 2023, at UAL, covering a wide range of topics. Through the reflections presented by the speakers and the debates, the aim is to give participants a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of pluralism and the richness of the ties that connect Europe and Asia, as well as its potential in building a common future.

Coordination and organization
Luis Tomé (UAL) and Daniel Cardoso (UAL)

Coordination support
Tiago Marques (UAL)

Eurasia Foundation (from Asia-Japan) –



02.16.2023 – 11 am – Room 402, UAL
Traditional East Asian cultural exchange through Chinese characters
Youn-Ok Kang, Myongji University – South Korea
[in Korean with Portuguese translation]

23.02.2023 - 11 am - Room 402, UAL
Towards a New Community – Its Need and Meaning
Joon-Kon Chung, Eurasia Foundation- Japan
[in Korean with Portuguese translation]

2.03.2023 – 11:30 am – Auditorium 1, UAL
Japan and Europe: A New Nexus amid a Shifting Global Landscape
Tosh Minohara, Kobe University – Japan
[In English]

03.14.2023 – 6:30 pm – Auditorium 1, UAL
Christ, Buddha and Socrates. Approaches
Diogo Leite de Campos, University of Coimbra and UAL

03.30.2023 – 11 am – Auditorium 1, UAL
The EU against the rivalry between China and the United States
Rafael Calduch Cervera: Universidad Complutense de Madrid-Spain
[In Spanish]

04.04.2023 – 3:30 pm – Auditorium 1, UAL
Europe and Asia, what brings them together economically?
Sandra Ribeiro, UAL

2023-04-18 – 6:30 pm – Auditorium 1, UAL
Turkey's Foreign policy between Asia and Europe: Building bridges or walls
Hüseyin Bagci, Middle East Technical University (METU) – Turkey
[In English]

27.04.2023 – 11 am – Auditorium 1, UAL
Globalization and the Environmental Management System in Asia
Abdoul Sam, Ohio State University – United States
[In English]

03.05.23 – 18:30 – Auditorium 1, UAL
Cultural multiple identity in Ukraine and Eurasian territorial nationalism in Russia
Andrea Carteny, La Sapienza Università di Roma – Italy
[In English]

05/9/2023 – 8:30 pm – Auditorium 1, UAL
Europe and China: between centuries of negotiation and periods of tension
Cátia Miriam Costa, ISCTE-IUL

16.05.2023 - 3:30 pm - Auditorium 1, UAL
The European Union and the new global village
João Nuno Calvão da Silva, University of Coimbra

23.05.2023 - 09:30 am - Online (registration in the form below)
Global Citizenship and One Asia in the 21st Century
Yoji Sato, Eurasia Foundation – Japan
[in Japanese with Portuguese translation]

05.30.2023 - 09:30 am - Auditorium 1 UAL
Portugal-China maritime cooperation: between potential and realization
Daniel Cardoso, UAL

05.30.2023 - 6:30 pm - Auditorium 1, UAL
The Geopolitics of the “Atlantic-Pacific”
Carlos Gaspar, UAL and Luis Tomé, UAL


A certificate of attendance will be issued upon attendance at at least 75% of lectures (11 out of 14 sessions), after the end of the cycle, in digital format to be sent by email.

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