Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2024 6:30 PM
Location: Temple University, Japan Campus, 1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 154-0004


  • Dr. Michael Reiterer (Brussels School of Governance)


  • Evelyn Farlov, ICAS Coordinator


Since the 2016 Global Strategy, the EU is on a journey to become a more active and particularly more recognised global player, recognising that security has become indivisible and that this needs a comprehensive engagement, in Asia and the Indo-Pacific region respectively. Russia’s war of aggression and the need to repel this attack on European ground puts the EU’s commitment as well as capacity to deliver at a test. A test not to fail otherwise the reputational damage will be great, all the talk about ‘strategic autonomy’ futile and the dependence on the US to deepen.

Thereby the EU needs to overcome an erroneous perception that it is a newcomer to Asia and that it has neglected the region because of a too narrow European perspective.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, January 17th, 2024 18:30


Temple University, Japan Campus Room 314 (Access)


Registration is not required but greatly appreciated (e-mail to


This event is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS).

Note: All ICAS events are held in English, open to the public, and admission is free unless otherwise noted.


Dr. Michael Reiterer 

Brussels School og Governance (VUB)

Dr. Michael Reiterer is Distinguished Professor, Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Brussels School of Governance (VUB), teaches at various European and Asian universities (guest professorships at Ritsumeikan/ and Asia Pacific University, University of Kobe, Keio University).  He has written on EU foreign policy, Indo-Pacific, cyber diplomacy, etc.  He is a former Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea; to Switzerland and Liechtenstein and has served as Deputy Head of Mission (Minister) at the EU-Delegation to Japan.


Evelyn Farlov

ICAS Coordinator, Temple University, Japan Campus

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