Prof. Meinhard von Gerkan will talk on the subject "China and human rights" as part of the "Crisis dialogue – China, Europe and human rights" panel discussion on 11 January 2012.
China has been the focus of international concern regarding its human rights policies for many years. What can and should Europe do in this respect? How successful has the European strategy been up to now? How suitable is the path of "quiet diplomacy"? This is the subject of a discussion between political scientist and student laureate award winner Katrin Kinzelbach, writer Tilman Spengler, architect Meinhard von Gerkan and journalist Ming Shi. The presenter is Stephan Detjen, Chief Editor of the Deutschlandfunk radio station. The event is a cooperation between Deutschlandfunk, Süddeutsche Zeitung and the Körber Foundation. It will take place at the KörberForum in Hamburg and will be transmitted live during the main Deutschlandfunk programme.