State, Human and Economic Security: Challenges of the Middle East, Turkey and the European Union in the Aftermath of the Arab Awakening

Partner: Antall József Knowledge Centre
Event date: May 18, 2016
Deadline for registering: May 15, 2016
Venue: National University of Public Service, Budapest, Nagyvárad Square, Hungary
Category: Conference

The main objective of the Antall József Knowledge Centre’s (AJKC) annual Foreign and Security Policy Conference is to bring together national and international academic experts, policy-makers, and opinion-shapers to address a relevant issue of international relations by discussing its most important events and phenomena.

The 2016 instalment of the conference series focuses on the international political implications of the 2010 Arab Uprisings. On this occasion, the conference will investigate the societal, economic, and security aspects of the Arab Spring in order to provide an understanding of the current multilateral relationship between Europe and the Middle East.

Over the course of the conference comprising two panels, renowned experts will present their recent research results and offer their insights on the Arab Uprisings’ effects on the European Union and the contemporary foreign and security policy of the Middle Eastern region and Turkey.
The first panel will provide an overview of the events, processes, and institutions that have shaped the internal and external security complex of the Middle Eastern region, while the second panel will focus on international migration, with special regard to human smuggling, transnational organised crime, and the European Migration Policy.


09:00 Registration
09:30 Opening Speeches

  • Szabolcs Takács, State Secretary for EU Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office
  • Frank Spengler, Resident Representative, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Hungary
  • Péter Antall, Director, Antall József Knowledge Centre

09:45-11:00 Panel I.: State and Economic Security in the Transforming Middle East: The Aftermath of the Arab Uprisings 

  • Erzsébet N. Rózsa, Associate Professor, National University of Public Service, Department of International Relations and Diplomacy
  • Recep Tayfun, Board Member, Baskent University, Strategic Research Centre
  • Hardy Ostry (TBC), Resident Representative, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Tunisia and Algeria
  • Mutayyam al O’ran, George Soros Visiting Practitioner Chair, School of Public Policy CEU

11:00-11:30 Q&A
11:30-11:45 Coffee break

11:45 – 13:00 Panel II.: Globalized Migration: The Intertwined Refugee Crisis of the Middle East and Europe

  • Bianka Speidl, Senior Researcher, Migration Research Institute
  • Uğur Güngör, Board Member, Baskent University, Strategic Research Centre
  • M. Murat Erdoğan, Associate Professor, Hacettepe University for International Relations / Director, Migration and Politics Research Center (HUGO), Turkey
  • Thomas Birringer, Head of Team Africa and Middle East, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Germany

13:00 Q&A
13:30 Reception

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Keywords: Cyber Security, Economic Security, Global Security, Nuclear, Water, Oil and Gas, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, United Nations, Middle East, Syria, V4, Iran, Israel, Europe, Afghanistan, Migration


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