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Program - 4th China and The Middle East Conference - Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University, Cappadocia - TURKEY June 20-22, 2018

4th China and The Middle East Conference: 

China and West Asia: Economic Development; and Social and Political Cooperation 

Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University

Cappadocia - TURKEY 

June 20-22, 2018

Organized by 
Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University, Republic of Turkey
 And 
Shanghai University, People’s Republic of China

Co-sponsored by Cappadocia University, Republic of Turkey




PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY - JUNE 20, 2018


OPENING CEREMONY - 9:00 – 9:45 AM

WELCOME SPEECH

Mazhar Bagli, Professor and President, Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University
Hasan Ali Karasar, Professor and President - Cappadocia University.
Ertan Ozensel, Professor and Vice President - Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University


COFFEE BREAK  – 9:45 – 10:00 AM


PANEL -1: CHINA AND THE MIDDLE EAST – 10:00 – 11:30 AM

CHAIR: Seriye Sezen, Professor, Public Administration Institute for Turkey and Middle East, TURKEY.

1.     China and West Asia in the Prism of ‘16+1’: Is there Anything that the Middle East Can Learn from East Europe?
Emilian Kavalski
Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in China-Eurasia Relations and International Studies University of Nottingham Ningbo China
2.     End of globalization or is it completed? Looking for a new World Order 
Bahar Baysal Kar 
PhD., Kırklareli University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics, Kırklareli, Turkey,
Taha Egri
PhD., Kırklareli University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics, Kırklareli, Turkey,
3.     India-China Maritime Cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region: Opportunities and Challenges
Lee YingHui 
Senior Analyst with the Maritime Security Program at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University
4.     The Role of China in New World Order Transformation Process: Model, Perspective, Obstacles 
Rinata Terkulova 
Ph. D. candidate in International Relations at Sakarya University, Turkey.



PANEL - 2: CHINA AND TURKEY  – 10:00 – 11:30 AM

CHAIR: Yang Chen, Assistant Professor, College of Liberal Art, Shanghai University, CHINA.

1.     Haiguo Tuzhi and Chinese Impressions on Turkey in the Late Qing Dynasty    
Jiang Xinyu 
Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, Northwest University, China 
2.     The Revisionist Relation of Turkey and the United States: From an Ally to an Enemy?
Tang Zhichao
Senior Researcher fellow, Director of Middle East Division, The Institute of Middle East and Africa Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Science(CASS).
3.     Representations of China in the Turkish Media between 1923 and 1950 
Ümit Alperen
Süleyman Demirel University
Eyüp Ersoy
Independent Researcher
4.     New Silk Roads: Geo-economics and Geopolitics? 
Mohammadbagher Forough
Assistant professor of International Relations at Leiden University and a research associate at Clingendael Institute.
5.     A Study of Turkey’s Role in Eurasia under the Context of BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) from the Perspective of Geopolitics
Yan Tianqin
( PhD and associate professor) (The School of Foreign Languages and Cultures/Centre for European Studies, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.
6.     China – Turkey Relations within the Framework of Great Power – Middle Power Relations  
Mustafa Cüneyt Özşahin
Asst.Prof.Dr.  Necmettin Erbakan University, Faculty of Political Science, Department of International Relations
ozsahin@konya.edu.tr 
Segâh Tekin
Asst.Prof.Dr.  Necmettin Erbakan University, Faculty of Political Science, Department of International Relations




LUNCH – 12:00 – 13:00 PM


PANEL – 3: CHINA AND IRAN – 13:30 – 15:00 PM

CHAIR: Guo Changgang, Professor, Shanghai University, China. gchgang@staff.shu.edu.cn

1.     China-Iran's Economic and Trade Relations under Sanctions
Sajjad Talebi  
PhD Candidate at Fudan University, Shanghai, P.R.C.
2.     The Nuclear Issue and Sino-Iran Relationship
Zhen Jiang
Professor at the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies of Northwest University, China
3.     China’s One Belt One Road Initiative: Opportunity or Challenge for Iran 
Behzad Abdollahpour
MA student of North American Studies at the Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran.
4.     China’s Energy Driven Initiatives with Iran: Implications for the United States 
Zahid Khan
PhD Research Scholar [World History] Global Studies Center, College of Liberal Arts Shanghai University, PR, China
5.     Beyond Optimistic and Pessimistic Debates on the Rise of China: Exploring Active Pragmatism in China’s Foreign Policy Toward the Middle East  
Kadir Temiz
İstanbul Şehir University, Political Science and International Relations




PANEL – 4: CHINA AND ARAB WORLD – 13:30 – 15:00 PM

CHAIR: Hasan Ali Karasar, Professor and President - Cappadocia University.

1.     Cooperation between China and Oman under the “Belt & Road” Initiative
Han Zhibin 
Institute of Middle Eastern of Northwest University in Xian, China
2.     A NEW PARADIGM IN THE GULF ABSTRACT 
Mattia Tomba
Senior Research Fellow at the Middle East Institute in Singapore.
Simona Azzali
Researcher in urban studies at the Dept. of Architecture, National University of Singapore.
3.     The New stage of Syrian Civil War and Adjustments of China’s Policies
Wang Lishen
Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (GSCASS) Institute of West-Asia and Africa Studies (IWAAS) Beijing, China
4.     Chinese conflict management in Libya, Syria and Yemen after the Arab Uprisings 
Guy Burton
Assistant Professor at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai, UAE
5.     China-United States Competition: The Middle East as a Space of a Global Rivalry
Rehab Sakr
Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University, Egypt


COFFEE BREAK – 15:00 – 15:30 PM


PANEL – 5: CHINA AND MIDDLE EASTERN AFFAIRS – 15:30 – 17:00 PM

CHAIR: Gokhan Bozbas, Assistant Professor – Necmettin Erbakan University, TURKEY.

1.     The end of China's non-interference policy in the internal affairs of Middle Eastern countries
Shabnam Dadparvar  
Postdoctoral researcher at North-West University of Xian.
2.     China’s Middle East Foreign Policy: From Revolutionary Idealism to Political Pragmatism
Noureddin Zaamout
Department of Political Science University of Alberta
3.     Global Governance Conception of Turkey and China and the Middle East
Muzaffer Senel
Assistant Professor Istanbul Şehir University, Humanities and Social Sciences  Political Science and International Relations 
Şükrü AYDIN  
Nişantaşı University and İstanbul University Faculty of Economic, Administrative and Social Sciences International Relations 
4.     Constructing National Interests: China and the 'Belt and Road' Initiative 
Ran HU
PhD candidate at the Department of Politics, University of York, UK
5.     China as a main partner for Iraq reconstruction: Partnership and a Window of Opportunity for the Middle East? 
João Guilherme Benetti Ramos
Graduate Student at Getúlio Vargas Foundation
(CPDOC/FGV) 


PANEL – 6: CHINA AND OBOR – 15:30 – 17:00 PM

CHAIR: Sean Foley, Associate Professor - Middle Tennessee State University, USA

1.     Locating the Middle-East in China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Assessing the Challenges, Benefits and Opportunities
Clayton Hazvinei Vhumbunu
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in International Relations within the School of Social Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban; South Africa. He is also an Associate Researcher in the Institute of China-Africa Studies in Southern Africa (ICASSA); Zimbabwe.
2.     The Chinese Belt and Road Initiative: A Leverage of Geo-economic Power for Geo-political Objectives?  
Conrad John Masabo 
Department of Politics East China Normal University (ECNU), China and Department of History, Political Science, and Development Studies, Dar es Salaam University College of Education, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
3.     Prospects of Armenia in the Involvement in Chinese "One Belt, One Road" Initiative
Mher Sahakyan
Director, ““China-Eurasia” Council for Political and Strategic Research” Foundation, Armenia
4.     Belt and Road Initiative at the Caucasus: Role of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Railway Route in Integrating China and Europe 
Oktay TANRISEVER
Professor, Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Aziz AKSU 
PhD Candidate, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
5.     The Making of Turkey’s Asia Policy
Omair Anas
Research Fellow at the Indian Council of World Affairs, India.



DINNER  – 18:00 – 20:00 PM


THURSDAY - JUNE 21, 2018


PANEL – 7: CHINA AND ECONOMY – 9:00 – 10:30 AM

CHAIR: Ertan Ozensel, Professor and Vice President - Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University

1.     The Cooperation between China and Afghanistan under the “Belt and Road Initiative”
Yan Wei
Associate Professor, The Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, Northwest University, China yanweikaka@163.com 
2.     Threats and Perspectives of BRI of China to Central Asia 
Zholdasbekova Akbota
Dean of Faculty of International Relations, professor of UNESCO Chair for Ethnic and Religious Tolerance, PhD in Political Science Eurasian National University, Astana
3.     Could China’s Innovation Driven Economy be a model for Turkey’s Economic Growth?: A Benchmark Model
Gonca Oğuz Gök
Asst. Prof., Business Administration, Gebze Technical University, Kocaeli, Turkey,
Mehmet Şahin Gök
Assoc. Prof., Political Science, Marmara University, İstanbul, Turkey,
4.     Diaspora Politics of China and Chinese Population in Central Asia
Fırat Yaldız
Associate Professor, Kastamonu University, Turkey
Ayşe Çolpan Kavuncu
Associate Professor, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Turkey
5.     Study on the Path to Connect the Belt and Road Initiative and Middle Corridor Program 
Wei Min
Ph.,D Professor Institute of West Asian and African Studies Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
Özlem Arzu Azer
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Istanbul Esenyurt University


PANEL – 8: CHINA AND  – 9:00 – 10:30 AM

CHAIR:

1.     China’s Relations with North Africa: From Ideology to Pragmatism 
Yahia H. Zoubir
EDGE Business School -France
2.     China Pakistan Economic Corridor: Integrating China with the Persian Gulf and East Africa
Adam Saud
Assistant Professor of International Relations Department of Humanities and Social sciences, Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan
3.     Understanding the US-China-Middle East strategic triangle 
Michael McCall
American University of Beirut
4.      ‘Why Do They Hate Us?’: The Potential of Beijing amid U.S. Foreign Policy tilts regarding the Arab-Israeli Conflict in the Post-Trilateralist Age
Ian Nelson
Assistant Professor in Transnational History and Politics, School of International Studies, The University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China.



COFFEE BREAK  – 10:30 – 11:00 AM


PANEL – 9: CHINA AND CULTURE – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CHAIR:

1.     China’s railway diplomacy
Andreea Cristina
Brînză National University of Political Studies and Public Administration; Bucharest, Romania
2.     China’s International Identity Debates: Developing Country, Regional Power or Great Power?
Nilgün ELİKÜÇÜK YILDIRIM
Research Assistant, Gazi University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of International Relations, Ankara, Turkey.
3.     Thinking politics outside the box: A case for teaching classical Chinese philosophy in Mideast universities 
Edward Moad
Assistant Professor of Islamic and Asian / Comparative philosophy Qatar University
4.     Educational Opportunities of One Belt One Road Initiative
Hakan Dilman
Maltepe University, Faculty of Education, İstanbul-Turkey
5.     Trade versus Security: Sino-Israeli Security Relations in a Game of Three Players
Haotan Wu
School of International Studies, Peking University, China Email Address:
Dalei Jie
Associate professor at the School of International Studies of Peking University in Beijing, China.


PANEL – 10: CHINA AND ENERGY – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CHAIR:
1.     The Civilizational Perspective in Turkey’s Emphasis of International Justice for a Post-Western Order
Aslı Ege
Associate Professor in Marmara University
2.     CHINESE OIL DEPENDENCY AND THE ROLE OF THE MIDDLE EAST
Tankut Yildirim
Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) as Analyst and Phd candidate in METU, Turkey
3.     The Rising of China in the Middle East                                                                
Barış DOSTER
Associate professor of political science and international relations at Marmara University, Faculty of Communication, Turkey
4.     Chinese Nuclear Exports Strategy Towards Middle East: Motivations, Advantages and Potential Challenges
Çiğdem Pekar 
Assistant Profesor, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Political Science, Department of International Relations, Turkey



LUNCH – 12:30 – 13:30 PM


PANEL – 11: ASIA AND GLOBAL GOVERVANCE- 14:00 – 16:00 PM

CHAIR: Tugrul Keskin, Shanghai University, China. tugrulkeskin@t.shu.edu.cn

1.     TRADE RELATIONS BETWEEN ALGERIA AND TURKEY
Zine BARKA
Professor of Economics Director - Groupe de Recherche en Economie des Finances Publiques – GREFiP Université de Tlemcen 
2.     China’s security policies in West Asia: a key for economic development
Arwa BEN AHMED
SSR Project Assistant at the USIP and Currently PhD Student on Arm Trafficking in Mena Region, University of Juridical , Political and Social Sciences of Tunis
3.     Balik-Islam Movement among Filipino Migrants in the Middle East and Southeast Asia    
Teresita Cruz-del Rosario
PhD|Senior Research Fellow Asia Research Institute|National University of Singapore
4.     TURKEY AND ONE BELT ONE ROAD INITIATIVE 
Seyit Ali Avcu
Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University 


PANEL – 12: ASIA AND GLOBAL GOVERVANCE- 14:00 – 16:00 PM

CHAIR: Yahia H. Zoubir, Professor, EDGE Business School -France

1.     The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route – flowing value from China to Europe 
Fuzuli Aliyev
Head of Finance Chair Baku Engineering University, Azerbiajan
2.     The Cultural Exchange between China and the Middle East under the Belt and Road Initiative - Take Turkey as an example
Xiaomei Zhang
Graduate student in Marmara University in Turkey.
3.     BRI and China’s Middle East Policy: Evaluating the potential for Change or Continuity
Afsah Qazi
National Defense University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
4.     ASSESSING CHINA’S RELATIONS WITH THE GCC APPLYING A “COOPERATIVE” RATIONAL CHOICE MODEL
Dajani Tarek Suleiman
PHD studies in International Affairs at the University of Buckingham, The UK - and International Business School, Budapest
5.     Accessible Tourism's Contribution to Economic Integration of China and Turkey
Seval Özbalcı PhD Candidate, Manisa Celal Bayar Üniversitesi, Sağlık Hizmetleri Meslek Yüksekokulu




RECEPTION AND DINNER HOSTED BY CAPPADOCIA UNIVERSITY
18:00 - 20:00


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