Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture: Mapping Geopolitical Shifts, Regional Order and Domestic Transformations

The Center for International and European Studies (CIES) at Kadir Has University in partnership with the Center for Public Policy and Democracy Studies (PODEM) will hold a conference titled "Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture: Mapping Geopolitical Shifts, Regional Order and Domestic Transformations" on Monday, 15 May 2017 at Kadir Has University (Galata Auditorium) in the framework of the MENARA project.

The Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture: Mapping geopolitical shifts, regional order and domestic transformations (hereafter, the MENARA Project) studies the geopolitical order in the making, identifies the driving forces behind it, sheds light on bottom-up dynamics, and assesses the implications of these processes on the EU and its policies towards the region.

The Conference is open to the general public. Its proceedings will be held in English.

Conference Program

15.00 – 15.15             Opening remarks

Dimitrios Triantaphyllou, CIES Director

Ayşe Üstünel Yırcalı, PODEM Executive Director

 

15.15 – 15.30             Welcome remarks and short overview of the MENARA Project

Eduard Soler Lecha, CIDOB, Scientific Coordinator, MENARA

 

15:30 -16:00                           Kick-off speech

Nathalie Tocci, Director of Istituto Affari Internazionali

16.00 – 17.00                         Panel 1: Politics of Identity in the MENA Region

moderated by Sabiha Senyücel Gündoğar, PODEM Research Director

Speakers:

Djallil Lounnas, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane

Hamza Meddeb, European University Institute

Katerina Dalacoura, London School of Economics

17.00 – 17.30                         Networking Coffee Break

 

17.30 – 18.30                         Panel 2: The Geopolitical Risks in the MENA Region

moderated by Serhat Güvenç, Professor of International Relations, Kadir Has University

 

Speakers:

Galip Dalay, Research Director at Al Sharq Forum

Martin Keulertz, King’s College London

Nurşin Ateşoğlu Güney, Yıldız Technical University

18.30 – 18.45 Concluding Remarks

Christian Berger, Head of EU Delegation to Turkey (TBC)