Mon, 13 Nov|
Palacký University Olomouc
The Indo-Pacific: Economic Opportunities and Security Risks (Taiwan, North Korea, South China Sea)
Humanities Week 2023
Time & Location
13 Nov 2023, 17:00
Palacký University Olomouc, tř. Svobody 686/26, 779 00 Olomouc-Olomouc 9, Czechia
About the event
A lecture by Alfred Gerstl open to non-academic audience.
The Indo-Pacific, spanning from the east coast of Africa to Asia and the Pacific Islands, is economically the most dynamic region in the world. 60% of the world population produces about two thirds of the global GDP. Four of the EU’s top 10 trade partners are located there, and one third of the EU’s overall trade passes through the South China Sea. However, the Indo-Pacific does not only offer economic opportunities. There is a risk that regional hotspots could become global conflicts. In this lecture, three hotspots will be discussed in detail, namely the China-Taiwan tensions, North Korea’s nuclear threat potential and the territorial disputes in the South China Sea, a globally important trade route. Also addressed will be which contribution the European Union could make to resolve these conflicts.
The lecture will be held at the Department of Asian Studies, room nr. 2.56, as part of the Humanities Week. This annual science popularization event is jointly organised by 11 faculties of arts in Czech republic. See the full programme at UP here.