Conference Open Doors
WITH JEAN-FRANÇOIS DI MEGLIO
President of Asia Centre
THE ECONOMIC, STRATEGIC, ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES
OF THE NEW SILK ROADS
TUESDAY 20TH DECEMBER (6:30 pm Conference hall)
Jean-François DI MEGLIO is currently the President of Asia Centre (www.centreasia.eu), a Paris-based, independent think-tank studying contemporary Asia, which he contributed establishing in 2005.
Jean-François DI MEGLIO has most recently been co-editor of two Routledge-edited books : “China and the global financial crisis : a comparison with Europe” (2010) and “Framing China’s energy security” (to be published later this year).
His main focus in international relations are monetary and macro-economic policies and energy security. He is a frequent contributor to large-audience French and international media (TV, radio, newspapers), including People’s daily (Chinese edition).
Jean-François DI MEGLIO is a alumnus of Ecole normale Supérieure in Paris and Beijing University. Before joining Asia Centre, he had been working in the financial industry for more than 25 years and held general management postings in Greater China and North America, as well as in Paris-based head offices of financial institutions.
OF THE NEW SILK ROADS
by Jean-François DI MEGLIO
« Silk » captured all attention and gave its name to exchanges more than two thousand years ago. But to speak of « Silk Road », it’s also to evoke a number of phenomena which shaped Central Asia and trade exchanges between East and West under impulsion of trade of some particular commodities. Without the re-discovery of the kingdoms of Central Asia, particularly by the archaeologists and adventurers of the French School of Far-East as well as the Anglo-Saxons like Alexandra David-Neel, the term might not have known a « second youth » since the end of XIX century
The Silk Road or Roads, these were also routes for the exchange of gold, silver and precious stones. But, undeniably, they served, ever since their opening, as vehicles, or accelerators for a large number of economic and cultural phenomena
Jean-François DI MEGLIO will give also a conference at Area Study Center for Europe (ASCE) Wednesday 21st December - 10:00 pm