Conference on “Geopolitical Change in Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus” in Berlin on 3/4 July

The inter­na­tional confe­rence “Geopo­li­tical Change in Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus: Which Future Role for Europe?”, organized by the Institute for European Politics (IEP) and the Centre inter­na­tional de formation européenne (CIFE), will take place on 3–4 July 2017 at the premises of the Repre­sen­tation of the European Commission to Germany (Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin, Germany).

We are especially pleased to welcome the EU Special Repre­sen­tative for Central Asia H.E. Ambassador Peter Burian as a keynote-speaker on the second day of the confe­rence. He will speak on the “Prospects of EU-Central Asia Relations”.

The confe­rence will involve well-known experts and high-ranking decision-makers as well as young resear­chers who will discuss together the role of global and regional powers in Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus, as well as the conse­quences for EU’s future policies towards both regions. It includes discus­sions about a new start for the relations between Russia and the US and its impli­ca­tions for Central Asia and the South Caucasus and the role of the “late global power” China. Against this backdrop, the parti­ci­pants will discuss the EU’s strategic priorities in both regions during the next years.

The confe­rence agenda is available here.

The confe­rence takes place within the framework of the PhD Support Programme “The EU, Central Asia and the Caucasus in the Inter­na­tional System” (EUCACIS) for Postgra­duates and Doctoral Resear­chers in Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus, organised by the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) and CIFE. Funded by the Volks­wagen Foundation and the Erasmus+ programme, it offers three-year schol­ar­ships to excellent postgra­duates who are working on a doctoral thesis in political science, contem­porary history or economics on a topic related to its thematic focus at a university or academy of sciences in the Southern Caucasus or Central Asia (including Afgha­nistan, the Kashmir region in India and the autonomous region Xinjiang in China).

More infor­mation on the programme is available on this website.

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