On 1 March 2019, the College of Europe Natolin campus welcomed Dr Igor ROGELJA from the European University Institute, who presented a workshop organized by the European Civilization Chair on "Back to the future — from Europe’s rise back to China’s centrality?".
This workshop investigated two of the biggest questions in economic history: first, the divergence between Europe and Asia from the sixteenth century onwards, and second, the rise of China (and East Asia in general) towards the end of the twentieth century.
About the speaker:
Dr Igor ROGELJA is a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, as well as a Teaching Fellow at King’s College London. He completed his doctoral studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where he researched urban redevelopment in China and Taiwan.
He remains interested in the politics of space and the global implications of China’s transformation, examining the effects of Chinese infrastructural investments in Southeast Europe, as well as more widely along the so-called Belt and Road Initiative.