LEAM 2020
16th Lodz East Asia Meeting


Venue: University of Lodz, Poland
Language: English
Date: June 18-19, 2020
Abstract submission deadline extended:  March 30, 2020
Announcement of Accepted Abstracts: beginning of April 2020
Conference Fee: 90 EURO or 390 PLN (graduate students 50 EURO or 220 PLN)

The Lodz East Asia Meeting is an annual conference for scholars interested in political, economic and social aspects of Asian affairs. After the success of the last editions, we wish to continue the meeting as an international event. The 2020 LEAM focuses on rethinking South-East Asia in World Politics. We cordially welcome you to join us at LEAM 2020!

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Prof. Quansheng Zhao
Quansheng Zhao is Professor of international relations, Director of Center for Asian Studies, and Chair of Asian Studies Research Council at American University; serving as Director of the Division of Comparative and Regional Studies for three terms (1999-2008). Zhao received his B.A. from Peking University, ...
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Prof. Jacques Leider
Professor Jacques Leider is a director at the Bangkok and Yangon office, Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient, the Scientific Coordinator of CRISEA, an EU-supported multinational project (www.crisea.eu) investigating integration and challenges to integration in the ASEAN countries (2017-2020).He is a ...
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Prof. Reinhard Drifte
Professor Reinhard Drifte is Emeritus Professor of Newcastle University (UK) and Associate Fellow with the Institute for Security and Development Studies (ISDP) in Stockholm. Since his retirement he has been visiting professor at various Japanese and French universities. His subject area is Japanese ...
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Prof. David Camroux
Professor David Camroux from the European Institute for Asian Studies, Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI). Professor Camroux graduated from the University of Sydney (BA Hons) and read for his doctorate at the Sorbonne nouvelle (Paris III). He is the Co-editor of the Journal of Current ...
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Prof. Emil J. Kirchner
The LEAM 2017 keynote speech will be delivered by Emil J. Kirchner, Jean Monnet Professor and Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of Essex. Professor Kirchner is Advisory Editor and Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of European Integration, holder of the Order ...
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Prof. Caroline Rose
Professor Caroline Rose works at the University of Leeds. She is President of the British Association for Japanese Studies, Executive Director of the White Rose East Asia Centre and Director of East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds. She specializes in various aspects of Japanese and Chinese foreign policy ...
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