Preliminary programme of First AESC Annual Convention

April 13, 2017

27 April 2017

 10:00 - Opening by representative of Yeditepe University

 10:30 - Welcome by AESC President

 11:00 - Academic Workshop No. 1: The Changing Regional Geographies in Europe and its   Eastern Neighbours

  • The Black Sea Cooperation in the Context of Sub-regionalism and Inter-regionalism (Mukhtar Hajizada (Khazar University, Department of Political Science and International Relations)
  •  The Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation: Opportunities and Limits in Three Decade (Itir Toksöz Bullens (Dogus University, Department of International Relations)
  •  Turkey and the Union for Mediterranean (Armağan Gözkaman (Beykent University, Department of International Relations)

 13:00               Lunch break

 14:30               Workshop (continued)

  • Turkey's Black Sea Policy and the EU (Filiz Tutku Aydin (Social Sciences University of Ankara)
  •  Tatarstan: A Meeting Point of Russian and Turkic Worlds (Aleksandra Yatsyk (Institute of Human Sciences, Vienna)
  •  People or Territories: The Geo-/ Biopolitical Dilemmas for Georgia and Ukraine (Andrey Makarychev (University of Tartu, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies)

16:00 - End of day one

28 April 2017

 10:00 - Academic Workshop No. 2: Foreign and Security Policy Implications of Europeanisation in the Caucasus

  •  Securitization of Economic Integration Decisions: Armenia and the Eurasian Economic Union (Seyit Ali Avcu (Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University)
  •  Europeanisation of Georgia: Security Concerns (Gvantsa Davitashvili (Caucasus School of Law)
  •  The ENI in the Caucasus and Cooperation Opportunities with Turkey (Damla Cihangir (Sabanci University)
  •  With Turkey against Russia? European Common Energy Policy (Seda Hanegelioğlu (Yeditepe University)

13:00 - Lunch break

14:30 - Special Panel 1: China and Central Asia in the Caucasus Region

  •  (Re-) evaluating European Union – Central Asian Relations: An Integration Perspective (Akbota Zholdasbekova (Faculty of International Relations, Gumilyev Eurasian National University)
  • (Re-) Assessing the New Silk Road for an Integrated Europe-Asia (Punit Gaur and Aigerim Ospanov (Gumilev Eurasian National University)
  • Chinese One Belt One Road Project and the Stability in the Eastern Mediterranean (Seyit Ali Avcu (Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University)

 14:30 - Special Panel 2: Georgia

  • The Parliamentary Election in Georgia 2016: A Policy Analysis Perspective (Oliver Reisner (Ilia State University)
  • Georgia and the Issue of Turkey's Membership in the EU (Maia Manchkhashvili (Tbilisi State University)

 17:00 - General Assembly AESC

 18:00 - End of day two