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A Conversation on Asia in Africa with Sociologist Patrick Ziltener
March 1, 2023 – In this Talk at the Library sociologist Patrick Ziltener shares his insights into the evolving dynamics of African-Asian relations. Ziltener delves into Asia’s presence in Africa, Chinese economic impact on global politics, and Africa-Asia relations’ effect on the European economy. Rebecca Farner, outreach and communication manager at Asia Society Switzerland, moderates the conversation.
Patrick Ziltener is Associate Professor at the University of Zurich and Lecturer and University Councillor at the University St. Gallen. He has analyzed multi- and bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTA) for more than 15 years, in cooperation with Switzerland Global Enterprise, Chambers of Commerce and other trade-related organizations. From 2006 to 2009 he was State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) Senior Advisor for Economic Relations with East Asia and Secretary of the Free Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement (FTEPA) Switzerland-Japan negotiations.