[csaa-forum] asiapacifc at rmit seminar series - july

Catherine Gomes catherine.gomes at rmit.edu.au
Sun Jun 23 15:25:09 ACST 2019

The Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) and the AsiaPacifc at RMIT seminar series invite you to a presentation by Dr Sophie Meunier - Senior Research Scholar in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and Co-Director of the EU Program at Princeton<https://europe.princeton.edu/>.

Date: Friday, 12 July 2019
Time: 12.00 pm to 1.00 pm
Venue: Council Chambers, RMIT University
Topic: Seller Beware? The Politics of Hosting Chinese Direct Investment in Europe

Chinese outward investment into the European Union (EU) has increased very rapidly over the past decade. From a non-existent player fifteen years ago, China has now become one of the largest senders of foreign direct investment flows in the world. In Europe, China has become an ubiquitous investor from airports to ports, hotels to automobiles, and English to Italian football clubs. From the perspective of the host countries, this new source of foreign investment has brought economic opportunities, in particular to EU countries that have been suffering from high unemployment and low growth in the wake of the euro crisis. The new influx of Chinese investment has also ushered in a series of political challenges, as these countries are not used to dealing with foreign investors from less advanced economies, non-democratic regimes, or states outside of their security alliances. Additionally, it has strained European unity, as EU Member States have developed divergent reactions to these challenges. This talk will explore why this rapid surge in Chinese direct investment into Europe happened and how European countries balanced economic benefits against political costs in their political reactions to this new phenomenon, which some have presented as unprecedented and even dangerous.

Please register for this free event here<https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/seller-beware-the-politics-of-hosting-chinese-direct-investment-in-europe-tickets-63933972232>.

AsiaPacific at RMIT 2019 seminar lineup

14 August

Drivers of international education and skilled migration: Reshaping perspectives

Subodhanie Umesha Weerakkody

University of Melbourne

11 September

What impact social media had on the 2019 Indian elections?

Dr Usha Manchanda Rodrigues

Deakin University

9 October

Looking Outward, Looking Inward: Conveying Japan’s popular music as cultural heritage through the song contest 'Kouhaku Utagassen'

Dr Shelley Brunt

RMIT University

13 November

Asia Pacific aged care workforce in Australia: gender, race, class and the feminization of labour migration

Dr Monika Winarnita

La Trobe University

Assoc. Professor Catherine Gomes
School of Media and Communication
RMIT University
tel: 61-3-9925 5068
Email: catherine.gomes at rmit.edu.au
Staff website<https://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/staff-contacts/academic-staff/g/gomes-associate-professor-catherine>

Latest Publications
Identity as a strategy for negotiating everyday life in transience: A study of Asian foreign talent in Singapore<https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0011392118792929>
Siloed Diversity: Transnational Migration, Digital Media and Social Networks<https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9789811303319>
Transnational Migrations in the Asia-Pacific: Transformative Experiences in the Age of Digital Media <https://www.rowmaninternational.com/book/transnational_migrations_in_the_asiapacific/3-156-3ad7333d-8296-45dc-91de-c70c9714fe65>
Transient Mobility and Middle Class Identity: Media and Migration in Australia and Singapore<https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9789811016387>
Quality Assurance in Asia-Pacific Universities Implementing Massification in Higher Education <https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319834436#otherversion=9783319461083>
The Asia Pacific in the Age of Transnational Mobility: The Search for Community and Identity on and through Social Media <https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/asiapacific-in-the-age-of-transnational-mobility/F0B9E608EED53C2CDA546311B158F383>

Project website: http://translatingimpermanence.org/

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