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China’s Global Ambitions in the Age of Xi Jinping: Envisioning Multiple Scenarios

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  • Mon 01 Oct 2018 09.00 - 19.00
  • Tue 02 Oct 2018 09.00 - 18.45
  • Wed 03 Oct 2018 09.00 - 14.30
  Add to Calendar 2018-10-01 9:00 2018-10-03 14:30 Europe/Paris China’s Global Ambitions in the Age of Xi Jinping: Envisioning Multiple Scenarios

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.

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  Cappella - Villa Schifanoia - Chapel

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.


Location:
Cappella - Villa Schifanoia - Chapel

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Executive Training Seminar

Organiser:
Giorgia Giovannetti (European University Institute & University of Florence)
Giovanni Andornino (University of Torino, Torino World Affairs Institute and European University Institute)

Contact:
Mia Saugman - Send a mail

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