The University of Public Service is actively tightening its relations with China, as this year two of our professors were again invited by the China Association for Military Science and the China Institute for International Strategic Studies to attend the conference on security and defense policy in Beijing.
Not only our Faculty of International and European Studies, but also Hungary was represented by Dr. Sándor P. Szabó and Dr. Zoltán Szenes, the heads of the Chinese Public Administration, Economy and Society Research Center, and the Department of International Security Studies respectively on this high-level conference held on the 16th to 18th of October. The central topic of discussion in this year was the security challenges, hazards and threats in the region under the title: „Security and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific: Realities and Visions”.
Apart from the four plenary lectures dealing with the following topics: “Asia-Pacific Security Trends: Opportunities and Challenges”, “Asia-Pacific Security Concepts: Innovation and Practice”, “Asia-Pacific Maritime Security—Risks and Management” and “Regional Terrorism—Roots and Solutions”; seven main sections were discussing the following topics: “Asia-Pacific Security and Responsibilities of the Major Countries”, “ASEAN Community Building”, “Regional Counter-Terrorism Cooperation”, “Security of Sea Lines of Communication”, “Code of Conduct in Cyberspace”, “Cooperation in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations” and “Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation: Roles of Think Tanks”. One panel of the discussion on The role of Think Tanks in the security cooperations in the Asia-Pacific region was presided and moderated by professor Szenes.