DATE: Thursday, 25 February 2021
TIME: Istanbul, 18:00 (GMT +3)
Vienna, 16:00 (GMT +1)
The Center for International and European Studies (CIES) in cooperation with the Vienna-based International Institute for Peace (IIP) will hold a webinar on “A Struggle for Dominance in the Caucasus?” where experts from Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia will assess the state of affairs in the Caucasus. The webinar will take place on Thursday, 25 February 2021 at 18:00 (Istanbul time, GMT +3) Live on Zoom and the CIES Facebook Page.
- Richard Giragosian, Founding Director, Regional Studies Center (RSC), Yerevan
- Leila Alieva, Affiliate, Russian and East European Studies, Oxford School for Global and Area Studies (OSGA), University of Oxford
- Mitat Çelikpala, Professor of International Relations; Vice Rector, Kadir Has University, Istanbul
- Sergei Markedonov, Leading Researcher, MGIMO Institute for International Studies; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Analytics, Moscow
- Stephanie Fenkart, Director, International Institute for Peace (IIP), Vienna (Moderator)
This Webinar is part of a joint IIP-CIES initiative titled "Geopolitical Struggle for the Black Sea Region." Initiated in Spring 2021, this online discussion series aims to look at the transformations and strategic realignments of Black Sea countries along the lines of major regional conflicts and to explore how to transform conflict into cooperation.
The International Institute for Peace (IIP) is an international and non-governmental organisation (NGO and INGO) based in Vienna, with consultative status at ECOSOC and UNESCO. The IIP pursues the objective of contributing to the maintenance and strengthening of peace through its research activities and as a platform to promote non-violent conflict resolution in different areas of the world and to a wide range of people.
The Center for International and European Studies (CIES) at Kadir Has University is research center whose mission is to pursue applied, policy-oriented research and promote debate on the most pressing global issues. Its objectives are to increase understanding, raise awareness, promote debate, and enhance cooperation in a number of focus areas including foreign policy, security, regional cooperation, governance, youth leadership, and sustainable development, inter alia, with a geographic focus on the European Union, its eastern and southern neighborhoods, Turkey, Southeastern Europe, and the wider Middle East.