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15th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour

Governance Events


Project Period:
14 Jul 2006 - 28 Jul 2006
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) Singapore Manila (The Philippines) Bangkok (Thailand) Jakarta (Indonesia)


This lecture addressed the reasons behind Asian and European state actors’ development of common soft power capabilities, the concepts and interests that guide the projection of European and Asian soft power, and the consequences of this approach for the actors involved, particularly the US.


– Why have European and Asian state actors started to develop common soft power capabilities?

– What are the concepts and interests that guide the projection of European and Asian soft power?

– What are the structural and ideational constraints to Euro-Asian soft power?

– What are the consequences of developing soft power capabilities for the involved actors, including the US?


Dr. Sebastian Bersick, European Institute for Asian Studies

Funded by the European Union

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