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.
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
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
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)