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On December 21, 2020, at 3:00pm, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and School of Asian Studies of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at National Research University Higher School of Economics are holding an online seminar «New Regional Dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean?»

The event will focus on the competitive and inclusive approaches to security in the Eastern Mediterranean, opportunities and limitations for Turkey's foreign policy activization, implications of the new US administration policy regarding the Eastern Mediterranean for the regional dynamics.

On December 21, 2020, at 3:00 pm UTC+3, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and School of Asian Studies of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at National Research University Higher School of Economics are holding an online seminar «New Regional Dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean?».

The event will focus on the competitive and inclusive approaches to security in the Eastern Mediterranean, opportunities and limitations for Turkey's foreign policy activization, implications of the new US administration policy regarding the Eastern Mediterranean for the regional dynamics.

Andrey Kortunov, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council, and Sergey Karaganov, Dean, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE), RIAC Member, are addressing the participants with welcoming remarks. The seminar is divided in two sessions.

Session I. New Regional Dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean?

Speakers:

  • Riccardo Redaelli, Director, Center for Research on the Southern System and Wider Mediterranean (CRiSSMA) of the Catholic University of the S. Heart

  • Fyodor Lukyanov, Research Professor, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, NRU HSE; Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs; RIAC Member

  • Massimiliano Trentin, Associate Professor, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna

Moderator — Andrey Chuprygin, Senior Lecturer, School of Asian Studies, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, NRU HSE, RIAC Expert

Session II. Changing trends in the Eastern Mediterranean and regional actors

Speakers:

  • Pavel Shlykov, Associate Professor, Institute of Asian and African Studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University; RIAC Expert

  • Elena Alekseenkova, Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Center for Italian Studies, Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Associate Professor, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, NRU HSE, RIAC Expert

  • Chiara Lovotti, PhD candidate, Faculty of History, University of Bologna; Associate Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Center at Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)

  • Grigory Lukyanov, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, NRU HSE; Researcher, Center for Arabic and Islamic Studies of the Institute of Oriental Studies RAS; RIAC Expert

Moderator — Ruslan Mamedov, RIAC Program Manager.

Working Language: English. When posting your questions for the seminar on RIAC website, RIAC YouTube channel, please, specify to whom you are addressing them. Moderators will read them out during the discussion.

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