Thursday, December 1, 2016

International Workshop: OBOR and China’s overseas interest In Middle East - Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and Shanghai Jiaotong University December 10, 2016


International Workshop:

OBOR and China’s overseas interest In Middle East

Co-Hosted by:

Conference Venue
115 Conference Room, Headquarter of SASS
(622-7, Huai Hai Road(M), Shanghai ,China)

December 10, 2016 Shanghai, China

TENTATIVE AGENDA
Saturday , December 109:30-9:50 Moderator :Wang Jian , Professor and Director of the Center for West Asia and North Africa Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, China
Opening RemarksWang Zhen, Professor and Vice President of Shanghai Academy of Social
9:50-10:00 10:00-11:00
Session I:
Sciences, China
Group Photo
Middle East Crisis Development and the Impacts of geo-political Relations in the Region
(In this session, lots of issues will be discussed , such as :The actual capability of Assad Government, the obstacles for the political reconciliation, the deadlock in negotiation between US and Russia, etc.)

Moderator:Wang Jian , Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of History Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, China
Presentations (Each presenter has 15-20 minutes)
Tarik Yousef, Senior Fellow and Director, Brookings Doha Center, USA
Tugrul Keskin,Associate Professor of Center for Turkey Studies, Shanghai University
Commentary (Each Commentator has 8 minutes)Li Lifan , Associate Professor and Executive Deputy Director of the OBOR Research Center , Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences

11:00-12:00
US Gambit
Free Discussion
Session II: The Destabilizing Trends in Middle East: China and
(In this session, We have focused on Regional powers such as Russia, China, Iran ,Turkey , what are their positions, and what role they should play in Middle East transition in and beyond 2016)

Moderator:Tarik Yousef, Senior Fellow and Director, Brookings Doha Center, USA
Presentations (Each presenter has 15 minutes)
Andrea Ghiselli, Research Fellow, T.Wai, Torino World Affairs Institute, Italy
Wang Chengzhi , Associate Professor, Institute of International Relations, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Commentary (Each Commentator has 8 minutes)Wang Jian , Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of History Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, China

Free Discussion

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:30-14:30 Session III: The US Security Strategy in the Middle East in the post-Obama era
(In this session, lots of hot issues will be extensively discussed, Mr. Trump, US President- elect seems to be cooperating with Russia on the grand issue of the Middle East, the uncertainty of the fate of Assad, the legitimacy of the Syrian government, whether Russia and the United States will jointly attack ISIS, whether the United States will tear up the agreement with Iran, etc)

Moderators:Li Lifan , Associate Professor and Executive Deputy Director of OBOR Research
Center , Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Presentations (Each presenter has 15-20 minutes)
Ma Bin, Assistant Professor and Secretary General of Center for Russian Studies, Fudan University
Geoffrey F. Gresh, Department Head and Associate Professor, International Security Studies, College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University, USA
Commentary (Each Commentator has 8 minutes)Chen Yiyi, Professor and Director of Center for Middle East Peace Studies, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Free Discussion

14:30-15:00 Coffee Break

15:00- 16:30 Session VI: The Protection of China’s overseas interest in the region of Mediterranean Sea and Middle East(In this session, we will be focusing on: The increasing risks and challenges faced by Chinese enterprises in "going global" increasing Political/economic/security/cultural risks accompanied with Chinese enterprises. The protection of overseas interests for both people and enterprises has huge urgent needs.)

Moderators:Geoffrey F. Gresh, Department Head and Associate Professor, International
Security Studies, College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University, USA
Presentations (Each presenter has 15 minutes)
Chen Yiyi, Professor and Director of Center for Middle East Peace Studies, Jiaotong University
Guo Changgang, Professor and Director of Center for Turkey Studies, Shanghai University
Wang Zhen , Associate Professor and Secretary General of Center for West Asia and North Africa Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Commentary (Each Commentator has 8 minutes)Li Lifan , Associate Professor and Executive Deputy Director of OBOR Research Center , Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences 16:30-16:45
Closing RemarksChen Yiyi, Professor and Director of Center for Middle East Peace
Studies,Jiaotong University

17:20 Dinner34th Floor, Jin Jiang Tower Hotel hosted by SASS

List of Participants
Wang Zhen, Professor and Vice President of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Wang Jian, Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of History Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Wang Chengzhi , Associate Professor, Institute of International Relations, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Wang Zhen, Associate Professor and Secretary General of Center for West Asia and North Africa Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Li Lifan , Associate Professor and Executive Deputy Director of OBOR Research Center , Shanghai Academy of Social SciencesMa Bin, Assistant Professor and Secretary General of Center for Russian Studies, Fudan University
Guo Changgang, Professor and Director of Center for Turkish Studies, Shanghai UniversityChen Yiyi, Professor and Director of Center for Middle East Peace Studies, Jiaotong University
Tarik Yousef, Director of Brookings Doha Center, USA
Geoffrey F. Gresh, Department Head and Associate Professor, International Security Studies, College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University, USA
Andrea Ghiselli, Research Fellow, T.Wai, Torino World Affairs Institute, Italy
Tugrul Keskin, Associate Professor of Center for Turkish Studies, Shanghai University

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