UP’s active coordination of REDAP, executed by the Center for China and Asia-Pacific Studies, concludes at the end of 2021

On December 7, 2021, Dr. Rosario Santa Gadea, director of the Center for China and Asia-Pacific Studies at Universidad del Pacífico, wrapped up the center’s coordination of the Peruvian Network for Asia-Pacific Studies (REDAP) for the year. Dr. Santa Gadea presented a management report, highlighting the university’s fulfillment of the working areas first proposed on November 25, 2020.

The first area, noted Dr. Santa Gadea, centered on the REDAP Bicentennial Conference: Contributions to the Agenda for Relations between Peru and Asia-Pacific in the 21st century, which took place on July 8 and 9, 2021 and featured 17 speakers, including the then ministers of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Tourism, the general manager of COMEXPERU, and 14 professors and researchers from REDAP member universities.

Dr. Santa Gadea also singled out the 7th Juan Abugattás University Research Contest: Strengthening Peru’s Position in the Asia-Pacific Region in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic, which was overseen by Universidad de Lima. Other key developments were the events held as part of the Mutual Knowledge series, in which REDAP members explained their activities related to Asia-Pacific, as well as the admission of ComexPerú to REDAP as an observer.

The center’s director thanked everyone concerned for their trust and support in ensuring the successful completion of most of the activities proposed. She and UP Vice President for Research Dr. Arlette Beltran stated the university’s ongoing institutional support and commitment to REDAP, and both wished the incoming coordinator for 2022, Universidad de Lima by way of Dr. Yuri Landa, the greatest of success in the role.

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