On 5 - 13 August 2019, the third consecutive NEWDAY - Nansen East-West Dialogue Academy was convened in Lillehammer, Norway. The course was organized by Nansen Academy, NIAS - Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Shandong University and Fudan-European Centre for China Studies in collaboration with partners from Fudan University and Korea University.
This year, 58 students from the Nordic region and East Asia took part in the summer course.
Each day of the summer course was organized around a unique theme, including the Nordic model; Leadership, Education and Society; Identity, Gender and Politics, and more. The course offered not only lectures, but also focused on engaging students through panel debates, Q & A’s, and workshops. Cultural activities and excursions were also part of the programme. Click here for an online version of the programme.
Lectures (sorted alphabetically)
China-EU Relations: A Regional Perspective by Chunrong Liu, Fudan-European Centre for China Studies
Confucianism and Gender by Wang Pei, Fudan University
Higher Education and Soft Power. A study of China’s Confucius Institutes by Freya Jie Gao, Aarhus University
Just Hierarchy and Good Governance by Daniel Bell, Shandong University
Multilateral Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Beyond the Zero-Sum Game by Jae-Seung Lee, Korea University
Nordic view on Crime and Punishment by Jan Korsvold, Ilseng Prison
North Korea in a Comparative Perspective by Wooyeal Paik, Yonsei University
On Peace Education by Steinar Bryn, Nansen Academy
Post-Cold War, yet no East-West Harmony. What is at stake, and how to mend fences in current East-West relations? by Geir Helgesen, SOAS & Fudan Development Institute
The Gender Equality Paradox - A Nordic Mystery? by Signe Strøm, Nansen Academy
The Nordic Model by Dagfinn Høybråten, Norwegian Church Aid, formerly Nordic Council of Ministers
Trust as the Nordic Gold by Joakim Hammerlin, Nansen Academy
UN, Leadership, and Communication by Jean-Marc Coicaud, Rutgers University
What is a Nordic Folk High school, and what is special about Nansen Academy? by Unn Irene Aasdalen, Nansen Academy
Who was Fridtjof Nansen? by Inge Eidsvåg
Women and Leadership by Zhang Jin, United Nations Development Programme