Date: Wednesday, June 20, 16:30 - 18:00
Location: Eshkol 3 Hall
Over the past 30 years, the Asian Gross National Product has grown at a rate of seven percent per annum. This is a clear indicator of the gradual shift of the balance of global economic power from West to East. What is the secret to Asia's success? What political, economic and ideological implications can be derived from this fascinating phenomenon? Will China and India take responsibility for world peace in a new functioning global order? What difficulties should be expected on the path to Asia's rise? How can Israel and the Jewish people deepen their connections with the rising Asian powers?
Ms. Tatiana Hoffman, Israel: Journalist; Foreign Affairs writer and broadcaster, Channel Two News; former Editor and foreign affairs writer, Kol Israel radio.
Mr. Kapil Komireddi, India: Freelance writer on foreign affairs, particularly Indian foreign policy; published in American, Indian and British publications.
Professor Edward Luttwak, USA: Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington; Chairman of the Board, AP Fleet; President, Servicios Amazonas. Author: Strategy: the Logic of War and Peace, The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire and The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire (2010).
Professor Minxin Pei, People's Republic of China/USA: Tom and Margot Pritzker Professor of Government, Director, Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies, Claremont McKenna College; former Senior Associate, former Director, China Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Author: China's Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy (2006). Recipient: National Fellowship, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; McNamara Fellowship, World Bank; Olin Faculty Fellowship, Olin Foundation.
Professor Yuri Pines, Israel: Michael W. Lipson Professor of East Asian Studies, former Chair, Department of East Asian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; former Guest Professor, Institute of History, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. Author: The Everlasting Empire: Traditional Chinese Political Culture and Its Enduring Legacy (2012); Envisioning Eternal Empire: Chinese Political Thought of the Warring States Era (2009). Recipient: Polonsky Prize for Creativity and Originality in the Humanistic Disciplines.
Professor Wu Zhipan, The People's Republic of China: Executive Vice-President, Professor of Law, Peking University; Director, Financial Law Institute; President, Research Association of China’s Intellectual Property in Universities and Colleges; President, Research Association of China’s Economic Laws; Expert Counsel, China’s Supreme People’s Court; Recipient: May First Excellence Medal, Beijing (1999).
The Panel will be simultaneously translated into Hebrew and English.