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GEAS Digital Lecture Series 20/21

Nov 25, 2020 - Feb 25, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has called for new responses to crisis worldwide. How have governments and people of East Asian countries coped with the current and previous crises, and what strategies have they developed? In this GEAS Lecture Series, scholars from GEAS and FUB colleagues discuss responses to the current Covid-19 pandemic by East Asian governments and people, including people from East Asia in Berlin. The last lecture in the series reflects dealing with disasters, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the 3.11 triple disaster in Japan.

Programme (digital)

The lectures will take place exclusively online. Please find the registration information as well as the links for participation on each event website.


12:00 Uhr

Covid 19: Responses to a global pandemic

Eun-Jeung Lee (Freie Universität Berlin)


12:00 Uhr

Coping with uncertainty: Berlin’s Japanese restaurateurs during the Covid-19 pandemic

Cornelia Reiher (Freie Universität Berlin)


13:00 Uhr

Casting ancient nets: Chinese grid-style social management during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sabrina Habich-Sobiegalla (Freie Universität Berlin) and Franziska Plümmer (University of Vienna)


12:00 Uhr

Remembering the 3.11 triple disaster in Japan

Cornelia Reiher (Freie Universität Berlin) and Julia Gerster (Tohoku University)


12 Uhr

Indian cooks in Japan at the mercy of their bosses and the state? – Impacts of COVID-19

Megha Wadhwa (Freie Universität Berlin)

Freie Universität Berlin uses the video conferencing system Webex from Cisco. It is not necessary to install any software on a desktop PC via any browser. For mobile devices, the app Webex Meet is recommended. You may need a microphone on your end device (Smartphone, Tablet, Notebook, PC) to ask questions.

Further Information

For more information, please contact events[at]geas.fu-berlin.de