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Dr Alessandra Cappelletti from the Joint Fellowship-Programme

Joint Fellowship-Programme of IN-EAST and Centre for Global Cooperation Research

26.10.2016 Two research institutions of the University of Duisburg-Essen have joined forces to gain international renowned scholars to Duisburg. Under the thematic umbrella of 'Trans-border Cooperation in East Asia at the Regional/Global Interface', the Institute of East-Asian Studies (IN-EAST) and the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) jointly offer a new fellowship programme. From over 120 applications five six-month fellowships have been awarded. The joint call is the beginning of a proposed closer cooperation of both institutes to strengthen their outstanding profile with a focus on transnational cooperation research.

Dr Alessandra Cappelletti
has been welcomed in both institutions in October as the first of the visiting scholars. During her research stay, Dr Cappelletti, who teaches at The American University of Rome, will analyze the dynamics and impacts of Chinese cultural diplomacy along the Silk Road.

Alessandra Cappelletti is expert on Chinese politics and society and teaches as Adjunct Professor for International Relations of East-Asia at the American University of Rome. She is a member of the board of directors of the Research Centre on Contemporary China (Milan) and president of the cultural association CINAFORUM (Rome). Cappelletti holds a PhD of the Minzu University of China, Peking, and the University of Naples 'L’Orientale'.

In 2017, these researchers will follow her to Duisburg: Lisheng Dong, PhD, University of Glasgow; Dr Gerald Chan, The University of Auckland; Charmaine Misalucha-Willoughby, PhD, De La Salle University (Manila, Philippines), and Prof. Dr Anja Jetschke, University of Göttingen. The visiting scholars will conduct their research on questions of government and governance as well as cooperation on a global and regional scale with a focus on existing or innovative patterns in East-Asia. For autumn 2017 a joint workshop on institutional designs for cross-border cooperation is planned.


About Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
The Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research seeks to contribute towards a better understanding of the possibilities and limits of transboundary cooperation. By building a learning community, researchers from different disciplines and world regions develop an innovative framework for contemporary cooperation research that enables the exploration of new options for global public policy. We aim to become a crucial hub for this emerging branch of research. We aim to understand the role of transboundary cooperation as an essential part of public policy addressing global challenges.
Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research is an interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Duisburg-Essen. The Centre is the tenth and the last Käte Hamburger Kolleg supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany. 

At the University of Duisburg-Essen's Institute of East Asian Studies, more than 70 scholars from various academic disciplines are engaged in both research and teaching on contemporary East Asia, focusing on the economies, politics and societies of China, Japan and Korea.
Established in 1994, IN-EAST is Germany's largest center of social science research on contemporary East Asia. IN-EAST runs Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral programs, each covering intensive training in one of the East Asian languages. Doctoral and post-doctoral research is carried out by the DFG-sponsored Research Training Group ‘Risk and East Asia’ and the BMBF-funded IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies, the latter focusing on Innovation in East Asia. Scholars at IN-EAST are carrying out a variety of research projects and participate in diverse research groups within and outside the University of Duisburg-Essen.

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