Notícias e eventos


The 7th International Conference on Eurasian Politics & Society, organized by CESRAN International, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, and OBSERVARE, took place on 23rd–25th September 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, we are holding our entire conference virtually by streaming all of the live sessions.


// 23 SEPTEMBER //

/ 9.30 am/ – View recording
Opening Session
José Amado da Silva
| UAL’s Rector
Keyonte Speech

/ 11 am /
PANEL 1 | Trans-Regional Relations in Inner and Outer Eurasia View recording
Moderation: Ana Mónica Fonseca do CEI-ISCTE, Portugal.

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Aala Gol | CESRAN Intenational, UK / Nottingham University, UK
“Turkey-UK Smart Partnership in the Age of Brexit: Challenges or Global Opportunities in Eurasia?”

Gulsen Seker Aydin | Ataturk University, Turkey
“The Renewal of Dashed Turkish Hopes in Central Asia”

Ramzi Bemdenka | International Islamic University, Malaysia
“Algeria and Russia Relations: Economic Capacities and Cooperation Probabilities”

Brindusa Nicoleta Pincu | Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
“The Effectiveness of the Regional Economic Integration Process: An Assessment of the Comonwealth of Independent States Model”

Mohammed Hashiru & Ozgur Tufekci | Karadeniz Tecnical University, Turkey & CESRAN International, UK
“Hydropolitics of River Nile: Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia in Contention”

Sonia Senica | IPRI-NOVA, Portugal
“Has Puttin’s Russia Become Predictable?”

/ 14.30 pm /
PANEL 2 | Changing State Structures in Eurasia View recording
Moderation: Sharifullah Dorani do CESRAN International, UK.

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Valentyna Opanasiuk | Sumy State University, Ukraine
“Models and Functions of the State: How the Political Designs are Changed with the Introduction of Information and Communication Variables”

Yasemin Y. Celikkol | University of Pennsylvania, USA
“Vertov’s Three Songs about Lenin: Women, Nation-Building and Soviet Modernity”

Sheirbayev Ozhet | Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
“Comparative Overlook to the Central Asian “Political Transit” Scenarios” Comparative Analysis of Internal Legitimation Strategies of Islam Karimov and Shavkat Miziyoyev: Change and Continuity”

Premystaw Datek | University of Warsaw, Poland
“Building Regional Power: The Economic Modernization of Uzbekistan under Mirziyoyev”

PANEL 4 | Consolidation and Deterioration of Democracy in Eurasia View recording
Moderation: Nancy Gomes da UAL, Portugal.

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Zachary Kramer | Charles University, Czech Republic
“Stuck in the “Grey Zone”: An fsQCA of Constrained Transition States”

Marina Shentsova | UNECE, Switzerland
“Evolution of Neoliberal Paradigm in CIS States”

Karolina Baraniak | University of Wroctaw, Poland
“The Politics of Historical Memory about the Victims of the Communist Regime (1945-1989) in Contemporary Poland”

Dmytro Khutkyy & Kristina Avramchenko | Malmo University, Sweden & Indipendent Expert, Ukraine
“Socio-political Impact of Participatory Budgeting in Ukraine” Besmir Radoniqi | University of Prishtina, Kosovo “Consociational Power: Sharing in Post-independence Kosovo”


// 24 SEPTEMBER //

/ 9 am /
PANEL 6 | Transnational Religious Fundamentalism in Eurasia View recording Part 1 / View recording Part 2
Moderation: Paula Pereira da UAL, Portugal.

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Giuliano Bifolchi | University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
“The Impact of Jihadist Propaganda in the Russian Language: Analysis of

Marco Marsili | CEI-IUL, CIEP-UCP, CINAMIL, CIDIUM, Portugal
“Middle East Politics: Rightful and Legitimate Institutions or Terror Organizations?”

Hermínio Joaquim de Matos | Observare-UAL and ICPOL-ISCPSI, Portugal
“After all, Rome does Pay to Traitors: The Return of Foreign Terrorist Fighters to Europe”

Maria João Tomás | Observare-UAL, Portugal
“”Islamic nationalism” and “Persia nationalism” in Iran”

Francisco Jorge Gonçalves & Verónica Martins | Portuguese Authority for Emergency and Civil Protection, Portugal
“Should Senior Members in the Police and Security Forces be qualified as Politically Exposed Person?”

PANEL 7 | Internal and External Rivalries on Eurasian Politics View recording
Moderation: Daniel Cardoso da UAL, Portugal.

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Onel Ioan-David | National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
“Balancing in Central Asia: Russia-China at Regional Level in Realist Perspective”

Selim Yilmaz | University of Nottingham, UK
“China’s Belt and Road Initiative: A Neorealist Analysis on State Behaviour”

Tianyi Liu | University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
“The Geopolitical View of The European Union and China’s tThe Belt and Road Initiative”

Andrey Kinyakin | Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) Universitat Potsdam, Germany
“The “Greater Eurasian Partnership”: Assessing the Integration Potential of Meta-regionalism”

/ 11 am /
PANEL DISCUSSiON 1 | Impacts of Covid-19 on Greater Eurasia View recording
Moderation: Luís Nuno Rodrigues, Director of Center for International Studies (CEI-ISCTE/IUL), Portugal.

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Andrea Carteny | The Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Bruno CArdoso Reis | ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
Luis Tomé | UAL, Portugal
Mark Meirowitz | SUNY Maritime College, USA
Marlene Laruelle | The George Washington University, USA

/ 14.30 pm/
PANEL 8 | Great Power Politics in Search for New World Order View recording
Moderation: Pedro Seabra do CEI, Portugal.

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Pogacian Adrian | ReThinking Europe
“Great Power Rivalry in Central Asia: New Strategy, Old Game”

Andrew K P Leung | International Consultants & Investments, Hong Kong
“How will Eurasian Integration of China’s Belt & Road Initiative fare in defending a Multipolar World Order?”

Ana Isabel Xavier | Observare-UAL, Portugal
“CSTO & EAEU and the Path to a New Eurasia: Return or Retreat?”

Paulo Duarte | Observare-UAL, Portugal
“Which Regionalism for Central Asia? The Challenges of China’s, the U.S.’s and Russia’s Integration Projects in Central Asia”

Ekrem Ok & Ozgur Tufekci | Agri Ibrahim Cecen University, Turkey & CESRAN international, UK
“Transformation of Humanitarian Intervention: A Comparative Perspective, 1945-2020

PANEL 9 | Enduring Conflicts in Eurasia View recording
Moderation: Ayla Gol da CESRAN International, UK and Nottingham University, UK.

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Bezen Coskun | Swp Berlin Centre for Applied Turkish Studies, Germany
“Anatomy of a De Facto State: Abkhazia between Societal and Economic Security”

Javadbay Khalilzade | Kent State University, UK
“Reassessing Georgian South-Ossetia Conflict: The ARIA Framework as a Possible Conflict Resolution”

Rahimullah Kakar | European University of Flensburg, Germany
“An Assessment of the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan: The Afghan Peace and Reconciliation Puzzle”

Ebru Birinci | Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
“Change and Continuity in Russian Middle Eastern Policy: Israeli Vector”

Matthew Lubin | Duke University, USA
“Ebussuud Efendi’s Cyprus Fatwa and Ottoman Justifications for War”

Elena Onu | The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), Romania
“Impact of Unresolved Conflicts in Ukraine and Georgia on the Euro-Atlantic or Eurasian Orientation of the Two Countries – Comparative Study”


// 25 SEPTEMBER //

/ 9 am /
PANEL 10 | Neighbours of the EU: What is Wrong with it? View recording
Moderation: Ricardo Sousa da UAL, Portugal.

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Timea Pál | CEI-IUL, Portugal
“Differentation in the EU’s Relations with Eastern Neighbours: What Implications for the Promotion of Labour Standards?”

Seray Kilic | Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey
“Building Resilience in the Neighbourhood: Securitization on the Agenda”

Josif Gjani & Jonida Balla | University of Tirana, Albania
“The EU after Brexit: New Options for Differentiated Integration?”

Ana Belén Perianes | University Institute General Gutiérrez Mellado, IUGM-UNED, Sapin
“Challenges and prospects for Future of the EU Relations in Central Asia: The Special Case of Kazakhstan”

/ 11 pm /
PANEL DISCUSSION 2 | NATO’s Challenges in View of the Future Strategic Concept View recording
Moderação de Helena Carreiras, Director of the Portuguese National Defense Institute, Portugal.

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Huseyin Bagci | Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Luís Valença Pinto | UAL, Portugal
Maria Raquel Freire | The University of Coimbra, Portugal
Nuno Severiano Teixeira | NOVA University, Portugal
Rafael Calduch Cervera | The Complutense University, Spain

/ 4.30 pm /
PANEL Book Discussion | America in Afghanistan: Foreign Plicy and Decision Making From Bush to Obama to Trump View recording
The panel included the author of the book and Rahman Dag from CESRAN International, UK, as moderator.


You can access the IEPAS2020 Conference Programme and more information about the event on the official website.

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