The 3rd Asia and Pacific Day at the Parliament of the Republic of Poland

On Tuesday, 13 November 2018, a delegation of six students from the College of Europe in Natolin participated in the 3rd Asia and Pacific Day conference, entitled “Security in the Asia-Pacific and Challenges for the International Law-Based Order.” The event was organized by the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland under the auspices of Polish Parliament (Sejm).

The main topics discussed were focused on geopolitics and economics of the region in the framework of two panels attended by high-level speakers. The first panel was dedicated to security of Asia-Pacific region and to its capacity to represent a new centre of power or a source of instability for the international order. Also, a second panel was devoted to the current challenges and opportunities for Poland in the Asia-Pacific region. The delegation had a chance to meet with Mrs. Shada ISLAM, a panel speaker of the conference, an expert on EU-Asia relations and also a visiting professor of the College of Europe in Natolin. Professor ISLAM is the Director of Europe and Geopolitics Programme at Friends of Europe and has been selected as one of the 20 most influential women in Brussels by the magazine Politico.