East Asia, as a geographic concept, involves Greater China, Japan, Mongolia, and the Korean Peninsula. Home to some of the world’s most ancient civilisations, East Asia has never been unimportant in history.
Today, this region has an increasingly significant role to play in shaping the world economically, politically, and culturally. Yet, the world still lacks knowledge about the region, which may turn into an impediment to engage this region in global governance and the international development agenda more deeply and constructively.
To bridge the current knowledge gap, the Contemporary East Asia Studies Initiative (CEAS), a student-led association based in Geneva, continues its mission to host the second annual Geneva Forum on East Asia. The forum is aimed to be a platform for in-depth discussions and constructive dialogue surrounding East Asia, encouraging intellectual, professional, and cultural exchange at all levels.
The Geneva Forum on East Asia 2023 is designed to be comprehensive and consists of an opening ceremony, 3 academic sessions, documentary screening, career fair, and closing ceremony.
The target audience of the Forum is students, scholars, and professionals with an interest in East Asia and its relationship with the world.