On Tuesday 26 November, DOC will welcome acclaimed author Bruno Maçães in Berlin to discuss his eminent book ‘The Dawn of Eurasia: On the Trail of the New World Order’ at the launch of our newest project, the ‘Eurasian Integration Index Initiative’.
Economic integration is a process that aims to reduce barriers that exist in economic, social, and cultural affairs between countries. The integration of Eurasian economies and their relationship with European economies seems inevitable. With the rapid economic expansion of China, India, and Eurasian nations, there is a growing demand to improve connections between Europe and Asia and provide an opportunity for Eurasian countries to emerge as a hub for finance, goods, and services, which makes them a valuable trading partner.
The core idea of the ‘Eurasian Integration Index Initiative’ project is to assess the level of integration among the countries of the Eurasian region using a composite index. The index will cover five major dimensions of integration among the regional economies, namely, institutional integration, social integration, trade and investment integration, monetary and macroeconomic integration, and infrastructure integration.
At this timely launch event we will hear from Bruno Maçães, who will discuss the importance of Eurasia in the context of his recent book ‘The Dawn of Eurasia: On the Trail of the New World Order’. We will also hear from Senior DOC Researcher, Behrooz Gharleghi, who will speak about the purpose, aims and expected outcomes of our new project. Other experts will join this pertinent discussion.
- Bruno Maçães, Author of ‘The Dawn of Eurasia’
- Cyn-Young Park, Asian Development Bank
- Philippe De Lombaerde, United Nations University-Comparative Regional Integration Studies
- Behrooz Gharleghi, Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute
The event will take place in English language.
Light refreshments will be served.
Entrance is by prior registration only. Please register to secure your place.
More about Bruno Maçães and ‘The Dawn of Eurasia’
Bruno Maçães in his book titled: “The Dawn of Eurasia: On the Trail of the New World Order” states that we need to look at Eurasia as a region that will define the emerging global order. He argues that China and Russia have already recognised the significance of Eurasia, and European countries’ political interests are linked to the super-continent of Eurasia. He further demonstrates that the concept of “Eurasianism” can be seen in China’s mega project of reviving the historic Silk Road which links Asia to Europe, two continents that are global economic and political power players. He argues that in order for Europe, and in particular the European Union, to avoid being left behind, greater attention must be paid to investing in stronger relationships with Asian countries.