The third China and The Middle East Conference: Asia to the Middle East: Asianization of the Middle East with Economic Characteristics? The conference was held at Shanghai University from June 7 to 8, 2017. Selected scholars from various countries were invited to introduce their research. Among them was Armenian researcher and IPSA member Mher Sahakyan. He presented his research on “China’s Disagreements and Cooperation with Russia and the US on Iranian Nuclear Issue” at Shanghai University. Invited speakers and keynote speakers included Wu Sike (former Chinese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Egypt and former China Special Envoy to the Middle East), Professor Mojtaba Mahdavi (University of Alberta, Canada), Professor Yang Guang (Director-General, Institute of West-Asian and African Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) Catherine POUJOL (Regional Director of French Institute of Central Asian Researches), Mahesh Ranjan Debata (Director, Centre for Inner Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India), and Nargis Nurulla-Khodzhaeva (Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences).
This prestigious academic conference was organized by Dr. Tugrul Keskin and Professor Guo Changgang (Shanghai University).