Copenhagen conference on Rising Asia – Anxious Europe

The Asian Dynamics Initiative (ADI) at University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites participants to an international conference entitled ”Rising Asia – Anxious Europe” to be held at the University of Copenhagen on 2–3 May 2012.
The conference features distinguished keynote speakers including Professor Peter van der Veer (photo), Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity at Göttingen, Germany, who will spea about ”Coping with Diversity in Europe, India and China". In his paper, Prof van der Veer focuses on a challenge that Europe and Asia have in common, namely dealing with growing cultural, religious, and ethnic diversity, especially in urban areas. More and more migrants come to live in cities across the globe. Questions of citizenship, identity and national security are raised in connection to both internal and international migration to the cities of Europe and Asia. New forms of communication make these migrations different from the past. Europe and Asia may learn from each other’s experiences in coping with diversity in a postcolonial world.
Rising Asia – Anxious Europe is the fourth in a series of annual conferences initiated by ADI in 2008. ADI is a cross-faculty and interdisciplinary effort to meet the current challenges and demands for better knowledge of and deeper insights into Asian matters. 
Full information about the ADI 2012 conference.