China’s global ambitions in the age of Xi Jinping: envisioning multiple scenarios
Executive Training Seminar, 1-3 October 2018
in collaboration with the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai)
Giovanni Andornino | University of Torino, Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai) and European University Institute
Giorgia Giovannetti | European University Institute and University of Florence
This Executive Training Seminar brings together European and Chinese scholars with robust experience in strategic foresight to explore the most salient political and socioeconomic trends currently defining China’s domestic transformations as well as Beijing’s increasingly ambitious international posture. It offers outstanding graduate students, young scholars and professionals an intimate setting that encourages informal interaction and hands-on learning through scenario-making techniques. Over the first two days of training participants will be exposed to a variety of perspectives on the strategic outcomes of the 19th national congress of the Chinese Communist Party, including its implications for China’s foreign policy and for the next cycle of domestic reforms envisaged to enhance the country’s competitiveness. Special attention will be devoted to the Belt and Road Initiative and the ‘Made in China 2025’ programme. Scholars will reflect on how President Xi Jinping’s stated goal of moving China to the global centre stage by 2049 will reverberate on security dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region, on world trade and global macroeconomic stability, and on international development. In pursuit of a learning experience that generates actionable knowledge for participants, the Executive Training Seminar then culminates in a half-day scenario-building exercise. In a very interactive session, participants identify and assess relevant macro-variables, isolate mega-trends and critical uncertainties, articulate alternative ‘futures’, and discuss appropriate policies to steer from the ‘official future’ to their preferred scenario.
Giovanni Andornino | University of Torino, Torino World Affairs Institute and European University Institute, Italy
Alain Baron | European Commission, Belgium
Paolo Costa | former Preseident of the Venice Port Authority, Italy
Giorgia Giovannetti | European University Institute and University of Florence, Italy
Jean-François Huchet | INALCO, France
Zhang Jian | Beijing University, China
Katherine Morton | University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Executive Training Seminars at the Academy of Global Governance are free of charge. Participants are expected, however, to bear the costs of their travel and accommodation themselves. In order to apply for participation, please fill in the application form before 2 September 2018.
For applicants from the LDCs (as defined by the United Nations) there is a limited number of merit-based scholarships available. Please include a motivation letter in your application. Deadline for scholarship requests: 2 September 2018.
BACK TO BACK
Kindly note that this Executive Training Seminar, offered by the Academy of Global Governance in collaboration with the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai), will be held back to back with three other ETS in the days after:
Harmony in diversity? India’s new role in the “one world family” (8-10 October 2018)
The resilience of Russia’s global outreach: challenges and opportunities (11-13 October 2018)
Should you be interested in attending more or even all of them, we will need you to apply separately, however. Deadline for all training courses of that period is 2 September 2018.