Summer Symposium 2015

Jul 17, 2015 | 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

At our Summer Symposium 2015, the 2nd Cohort of PhD students will present their research projects in very short talks (max 15 mins), and PI’s, faculty as well as invited guests will comment their progress. The purpose of the symposium is similar to a dissertation prospectus: to give the students a chance to receive feedback on their dissertation outlines from a variety of different researchers. It is probably the last time that students can present their outline at the graduate school before they enter their fieldwork phase.

Afterwards, we will have an informal Summer Party with drinks and possibly a BBQ at GEAS; bring food and the occasional drink if you'd like to stay a bit longer.

8.45 Welcome Address
9.00 - 10.30 Ran Cheng: “The Rising Income Inequality in China and Its Interaction with China’s Economic and Political Regime
  Kyong Yong Francis Yoon: “Labour Market Dualisation: A Comparative Study of Management of Nonstandard Workers in Germany and Korea”
  Jihye Han: “The Institutionalization of the Korean Higher Education System with Regard to Lifelong Learning and the Support System for Working Adults in Korea
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break  
11.00 - 12.00 Jan Niggemeier: “Transnationalisation as a Loophole to Overcome Domestic Obstacles for Social Movement Activism in Japan”
  Lisa Melcher: “What Guides Strategic and Spatial -planning in Towns in China?
12.00 - 13.30


13.30 - 15.30 Nina Holzschneider: “Institutionalizing Okinawas 'Multiple-bind': Individual and Institutional Attempts to Shape Okinawa’s Position within the Japanese Nation State in the late 19th Century”
  Ganyi Zhang: “Building Trust without Institution: A Case Study on the Trust-building on China and its Neighbor
  Yifei Zhu: “The Contestation over National Identity in Taiwan's Mainland China Policy: In the Era of Democratization and Economic Integration
  Simon Schwenke: “Institutional Change of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces
15.30-16.00 Coffee Break
16.00-17.00 Angela Leggett: „Explaining the Diverging Responses of Enterprises to Civil Society Pressure Around Corporate Environmental Behavior in China“
  Kei Namba: “The Impact of Public-Private Partnerships and Corporate Social Responsibility on State Capacity: The Case of Japanese Infrastructure Sector
17.00 BBQ @ GEAS

Time & Location

Jul 17, 2015 | 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

TOPOI Lecture Room
Hittorfstr. 18
14195 Berlin-Dahlem