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IPSA RC 41 First Conference on Geopolitics
2010 Moscow Conference on Geopolitics
29-31 October 2010
Connecting Geography to Politics: 21st Century Issues and Agendas
The International Political Science Association Research Committee on Geopolitics (RC-41)
The Russian Political Science Association The International Republican Institute
The Moscow State Institute of International Relations
In addressing Geopolitics as a central field of scientific study and policy-oriented research, The 2010 Moscow Conference on Geopolitics is intended to promote three principal objectives:
3 To bring together leading scholars and promising young students of Geopolitics for an open and free exchange of views on the state of the art
4 To underscore the enduring relevance of spatial & physical geography in domestic as well as global affairs
5 To redefine a research agenda for the coming decade centering on a range of issues, challenges and approaches – a research agenda which will generate fresh insights from an international community of scholars united by a common sensitivity and respect for the continuing impact of variables of political geography on political behavior and decision-making
Friday 29 October
09:30 Registration, coffee
10:00 Opening Plenary Session
Professor Aharon Klieman, Chair, IPSA Research Committee on Geopolitics
Professor Olga Malinova, President, The Russian Political Science Association
Igor Okunev Moscow State Institute of International Relations and Head of the RC-41 Local Moscow Conference on Geopolitics Organizing Committee
Professor Irina Busygina, Director, Center for Regional Political Studies, Moscow State Institute of International Relations
PANEL Regional Rivalries & the Balance of Power
11:30 Section 1 Balance of Power Theory – Relevant, or Irrelevant?
Chair Sharyl Cross
George-Vadim Tiugea " Balance-of-Power Perspectives at the Beginning of the 21st Century"
Igor Okunev " A Geopolitical Image of the World: Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces"
Peter Casny "From Global Contestation to International Coordination in Energy Security -- The Role of International Organizations"
William Han-Hui Hsieh "The Choice between Balancing and Buck-Passing: Analyzing America's Offensive Realist Global Strategy via Two Regional Cases --"The Nuclear Crises of North Korea & Iran"
Roberto Heimovits "The Shift in the Balance of Power – Illusion or Reality?"
15:00 Section 2 Russia and the Politics of Balancing
Chair: Alexandra McLees
Alexandra Shapovalova "Asymmetric Balance of Power in Eastern Europe"
Dimitris Rapidis "From Hegemony to Regional Stability – Reassessing the Role of Turkey, Russia and Iran in Securing a Balance of Power"
Sona Margaryan "EU Conflict Resolution Policy in the South Caucasus"
Nikola Zeljkovics "Regional Rivalries & the Global Balance of Power"
18:00 Return to Hotel
Saturday 30 October
Panel A Regional Rivalries & the Balance of Power
09:30 Section 3 Case Studies in Regional Balances
Chair: Peter Casny
Georgy Gogitauri "IR and Geopolitics in the 21st Century-Western Hemisphere"
Gonzalo Paz "Russia and Latin America"
Artyom Lukin "Northeast Asia's Balance of Power"
Petra Cibulkova and "Great Power Policy on Nuclear Proliferation: Vladimira Knotkova North Korea and Iran, Russia and China as Responsible International Actors"
Arie Geronik "Dyadic Regional Powers: Adoption of the 'Nordic Balance System' as a Security Regime in the Middle East"
12:00 PANEL B The Geopolitics of Energy Resources
Chair: Aharon Klieman
Cengiz Bozkurt "Energy: A Key Component of States' Geopolitics Shaping"
Sharyl Cross "Managing Global Energy Security in the 21st Century: Exploring Prospects for U.S., Russian, Chinese Cooperation"
Arun Mukhopadhyay "Geopolitics of the Arctic Continental Shelf"
Morten Larsen Nonboe "The Ilulissat Summit & De-securitisation of the Arctic"
David Rukhlin "The EU, Russia and Prospects for Energy and Confrontation" Leonid Plastynenko
15:30 PANEL C The Geopolitics of Democracy
Chair: Igor Okunev
Ruzanna Jagaryan "Democratic Regime Type and External Policy"
Diana Tsutskiridze "A Geopolitical Aspect to Democratic Development"
Leonid Savin "Emerging Political Theory as Necessity"
Alexandra McLees "The Resurgence of Russian 'Soft Power'"
Julia Bader and Antje "Emerging Powers & the Export of Autocracy: Kastner Russia and China in Their Respective Regions"
18:00 Closing Session IPSA RC-41 Future Agenda Planning Meeting. Where Do We Go From Moscow?
19:30 Return to Hotel
LIST of CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS
BADER, Julia German Development Institute, Bonn, Germany
BOGATUROV, Aleksey Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia
BOZKURT, Cengiz Eastern Mediterranean University, Mersin, Turkey
BUSYGINA, Irina Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia
CASNY, Peter University of Vienna, Austria
CIBULKOVA, Petra Jan Masaryk Centre of International Studies, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
CROSS, Sharyl George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany
GERONIK, Arie The Open University of Israel, Tel-Aviv, Israel
GOGITAURI, Georgy School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
HEIMOVITS, Roberto Universidad del Pacifico, Lima, Peru
HSIEH, William Han-Hui Graduate Institute of Political Science, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
JAGARYAN, Ruzanna Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University; "Future Is Yours" NGO, Yerevan, Armenia
KASTNER, Antje Social Science Research Centre, Berlin, Germany
KLIEMAN, Aharon Tel-Aviv University and Ashkelon Academic College, Israel
KNOTKOVA, Vladimira Jan Masaryk Centre of International Studies, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
LUKIN, Artyom Department of International Relations, Vladivostok Institute of International Relations, Far Eastern National University, Vladivostok, Russia
MALINOVA, Olga Russian Political Science Association, Moscow, Russia
MARGARYAN, Sona Department of Political Science, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
MCLEES, Alexandra The University of Chicago, U.S.A.
MUKHOPADHYAY, Arun Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India
NONBOE, Morten Larsen St. Anthony's College, University of Oxford, U.K. and University of Aarhus, Denmark
OKUNEV, Igor Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Head of RC-41Local Organizing Committee
PAZ, Gonzalo Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
PLASTYNENKO, Leonid Russian State Social University, Moscow, Russia
RAPIDIS, Dimitris University of Geneva, Switzerland
RUKHLIN, ,David State University of Management, Moscow, Russia
SAVIN, Leonid Center of Conservative Research, Faculty of Sociology, Moscow State University and Center of Geopolitical Research, Russia
SHAPOVALOVA, Alexandra Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine
TIUGEA, George-Vadim Ovidiu Sincai Institute, Bucharest, Romania
TSUTSKIRIDZE, Diana University of Georgia and Georgian Security Analysis Center, Tbilisi, Georgia
ZELJKOVICS, Nikola Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Published on Wednesday, January 19 2011 by Igor Okunev