New Security Challenges in the Greater Black Sea Area: Towards a Cooperative Agenda

23 May 2012 - Wednesday

The Center for International and European Studies (CIES) at Kadir Has University hosted a major international conference on "New Security Challenges in the Greater Black Sea Area: Towards a Cooperative Agenda" in partnership with the Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes - Regional Stability in the Greater Black Sea Area Working GroupHarvard University's Black Sea Security Programand the International Relations Council of Turkey on 28-30 May, 2012 at Kadir Has University.

The conference was devoted to exploring and understanding emerging security dynamics in the Greater Black Sea Area by assessing new security challenges, threats, and sources of risk. The goal of the meeting was to identify solutions for regional security problems that take into account the interests and priorities of all regional stakeholders and contribute to the emergence of sustainable mechanisms for dialogue and cooperation. Particular attention was paid to the issues of Critical Infrastructure Protection, Energy Security, Transnational Organized Crime, and Cyber Security as well as an overview of all critical security-related issues in the Black Sea Region.

Participants included representatives of governmental agencies and policy makers, defense and security professionals, academic specialists from regional and international institutions involved in defense education and security studies, NGOs, parliamentarians, representatives of civil society, and journalists dealing with defense and security issues in the greater Black Sea area.


Participation to this conference was by invitation only.


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