“The Future of the Middle East: Regional and Global Balances of Power”

(March 17th, 2017)

9:45 Opening

10:00-10:30 Keynote Speech

Prof. Dr. Gonca Durgun (Gazi University)

10:30-12:15 FIRST SESSION

Moderator: Doç. Dr. R. Kutay Karaca (Istanbul Gelisim University)

“Middle East in the Historical Process”

Prof. Dr. Cengiz Tomar (Marmara University)

“The Future of ISIS and the Post-Al Qaeda Extremists?”

Prof. Dr. Fawaz Gerges (London School of Economics)

“Looking at the Middle East Through Islamisms: A Turkey-centric Approach”

Prof. Dr. Şenol Durgun (Ankara Social Sciences University)

“Europe and the crisis in the Middle East: Challenges in global polity and local politics”

Dr. Andreas Leutzsch (University of Hong Kong)


12:15 – 14:00 LUNCH

14:00-15:45 SECOND SESSION

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Hasan Köni (Istanbul Kultur University)

“Middle East on the Brink of Disintegration”

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Han (Kadir Has University)

“Dynamics of the Russian Middle Eastern Policy: Strategies and Instruments”

Prof. Dr. Alexander Kornilov (Lobachevsky National Research University of Nizhni Novgorod)

“Iran’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Frustrated Islamic Idealism & Pragmatic Populism & Realism”

Prof. Dr. Hossein Seifzadeh (University of Tehran)

“Middle East in the Turkish Foreign Policy”

Prof. Dr. Tayyar Arı (Uludag University)