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 the Centre inter­na­tional de formation européenne (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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