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 gap, the China and East Asia Studies Initiative (CEAS), a student-led association based in Geneva, proposes to hold an annual 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 is designed to be comprehensive and consists of three pillars: the academic forum, the career forum, and the social forum.
The target audience of the Forum is students, scholars, and professionals with an interest in East Asia and its relationship with the world.
Dr. Jean-Jacques de Dardel
Former Ambassador of Switzerland to the People’s Republic of China, Mongolia and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (2014-2019), Distinguished Alumnus of IHEID
Dr. Marie-Laure Salles
Director of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) since 2020
Dr. Lionel Fatton
Assistant Professor of International Relations, Webster University Geneva
Research Collaborator, Research Institute for the History of Global Arms Transfer, Meiji University, Tokyo Adjunct Fellow, The Charhar Institute, Beijing
Dr. Giuseppe Gabusi
Assistant professor of ‘International Political Economy and Political Economy of East Asia’ at the University of Torino, Head of Program of T.wai (Torino World Affairs Institute)
Dr. Isabel Pike
Assistant professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, IHEID
Faculty affiliate, Gender Center, IHEID
Dr. Chong Ja Ian
Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore
Dr. Sunhye Kim
Department of Women's Studies
Ewha Womans University
Dr. Kim Sungmoon
Professor of Political Theory, associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and
director of the Center for East Asian and Comparative
Political Philosophy at City University of Hong Kong
Coordinator, HR Planning & Development Officer at the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS)
Dr. Haibin Zhang
Associate Dean of the School of International Studies,
Professor, Doctoral Supervisor and Dean of
Department of International Organizations and
International Public Policy at Peking University
H.E. Mr. Michael Clauss
Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union (since 2018), former Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in the People’s Republic of China (2013-2018)
Dr. Xue Gong
Assistant Professor in the China Program of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Regional Director, Asia-Pacific Regional Office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
H.E. Mr. Jari Gustafsson
Ambassador of the Pepublic of Finland to the Hellenic Republic and the Republic of Albania (since 2020). Former Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to Japan (2009-2013) and the People's Republic of China (2013-2015)
Dr. Simona Grano
Senior Lecturer at the University of Zurich and Director of the Taiwan Studies Project at UZH