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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

27.11. TALK: Regionalism in Asia and Leadership in the New Era of Nationalism: Lessons from Southeast Asia - Prof. Nobuhiro Aizawa

Wann 27.11.2017 von 18:00 bis 20:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100) iCal
Wo Invalidenstraße 118, Raum 315

Regionalism in Asia and Leadership in the New Era of Nationalism: Lessons from Southeast Asia


By Prof. Dr. Nobuhiro Aizawa
Department of Social and Cultural Studies
Kyushu University, Japan



Nationalism in Asia has regained its central political momentum. Strong dissent from the public onto economic globalization and regionalization has pressured their respective government to give lower commitment onto the international liberal order. Growing inequality as the central issue of politics in every nation, political stability and security in the region. In Asia, unlike Europe, nationalism has cemented its central role in political legitimacy, largely due to its independence movement and cold war history, regionalism rarely but critically made a difference in establishing the current regional order. I would thus seek to share the insights from those rare moments when political regionalism, triumphed nationalism which set the resounding foundation of stability and peace in the region. We would highlight the case on the leadership role and their perspectives onto convincing Myanmar back in the international order. We also take notable initiatives from the local government in the region into account as the key alternative agency and unit of analysis in understanding the new idea of regionalism in Asia. These insights on the political conditions and the inclusive leadership skills would offer key lessons, especially in the current state of security challenges in Asia.



Nobuhiro Aizawa is Associate Professor at Kyushu University’s Department of Social and Cultural Studies. He specializes in international relations, comparative politics and Southeast Asian politics.
Previously Prof. Aizawa has been a researcher at Japan’s National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and Japans External Trade Organisation’s Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO). He received his PhD in Area Studies from Kyoto University. He also have been a visiting Scholar at Chulalongkorn University, Thammasat University and Cornell University.
Institute of Asian and African Studies