III. Eurasian Research on Modern China and Eurasia Conference Program

III. Eurasian Research on Modern China and Eurasia Conference Program

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 - Sat, 04 Dec 2021

Yerevan, Armenia

Organized by: China-Eurasia Council for Political and Strategic Research and Russian-Armenian University.

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3 December 2021 

Opening Remarks (11:00-12:00)
Prof. Dr. Armen Darbinian (Rector of Russian-Armenian University).
H. E. Mr. Yong Fan (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of PRC to  Armenia).
H.E. Ms. Zheng Wei (General Secretary of The Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation Commission of the SCO). 
Dr. Mher Sahakyan (Director, China-Eurasia Council for Political and Strategic Research)

Plenary Session (12:50-14:05)
Prof. Dr. Heinz Gärtner (Chair, Advisory Board, International Institute for Peace; Professor, University of Vienna; Chair)/Keynote Speech/.
Prof. Dr. Zheng Yuntian (Director, World Socialism Institute and Assistant Director of BRI Research Center, Renmin University, China), /Keynote Speech/ 
Prof. Dr. Emilian Kavalski (Inaugural NAWA Chair Professor, Complex Systems Lab in the Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Poland), /Keynote Speech/. 
Prof. Dr. Süha Atatüre (Head of the Department of International Relations, Istanbul Gedik University, Turkey), /Keynote Speech/. 
Dr. Sergey Lukonin (Head, Sector of Economy and Politics of China, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences), /Keynote Speech/. 
Moderator: Dr. Mher Sahakyan 

Panel 1. (14:10-15:25) Great Powers’ Competition in Eurasia in the Era of Changing World Order
Dr. Gina Panagopoulou (University of Piraeus, Greece), “Great Powers, Eurasia and the Pacific: The Two Pillars of the World – the Golden Apple of Discord.” 
Prof. Dr. Nirmal Jindal (Delhi University, India) “China and Eurasia in the New World Order․” 
Dr. Seven Erdogan (Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Turkey), “The Implications of the Common Choice for Multilateralism of the European Union and China for the Multipolar World in the Making.” 
Mr. Sebastian Contin Trillo-Figueroa (2020/2021 Asia Global Fellow, AsiaGlobal Institute, University of Hong Kong), “Seeking Strategic Sovereignty: The forthcoming Sino-European relationship within the Indo-Pacific.” 
Mr. Daniel Shapiro (Harvard University ‘20, U.S. Fulbright Student Research Fellow, US), “Great Power Competition in Eurasia: China’s Rise in the South Caucasus and its Effects on American Interests.”
Mr. Mateusz Ambrożek (PhD Candidate, University of Warsaw, Poland), “Equal Distance but not Hedging: Maintaining Equilibrium by Japan under US-China Competition.” 
Moderator: Dr. Ruben Elamiryan (Chairperson and Associate Professor at the Department of World Politics and International Relations of Russian-Armenian University).

Panel 2. (15:30-16:55) Eurasia and Belt and Road Initiative
Dr. Christopher B. Primiano (KIMEP University, Kazakhstan) and Dr. James Paradise (Yonsei University, South Korea), “A Parallel Order: China’s Belt and Road Initiative as a Hub and Spoke System.” 
Dr. Maria Smotrytska (International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies, Austria), “China’s Nordpolitik: Toward a New Logistics Order in the North.” 
Dr. Connor Judge (Ashoka University / Harvard-Yenching Institute ), “Mongolia in China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Receptivity and Connectivity.”
Dr. Shabnam Dadparvar (Tianshui Normal University, China), “China-Azerbaijan Relations within the Framework of BRI; Opportunities and Constraints.” 
Mrs. Shanjida Shahab Uddin ( Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Bangladesh), “Bangladesh in the Belt and Road Initiative: Strategic Rationale and Future Implications.” 
Mr. Dmitry Erokhin ( International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, PhD Candidate, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria), “Determinants and Gaps in Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Belt and Road Initiative Countries.”
Mr. Asantha Senevirathna ( Sir John Kotelawala University, Sri Lanka), “China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and Sri Lanka: A Geopolitical Perspective.” 
Moderator: Dr. Zheng Yuntian 

Panel 3. (17:25-18:25) China and the Middle East
Dr. Davoud Gharayagh-Zandi (Shahid Beheshti University, Iran), “China’s Strategic Development and Foreign Policy in the Middle East in the Second Decade of 21st Century: The Whys and the Wherefores.” 
Dr. Ozan Örmeci (Istanbul Kent University, Turkey), “Sino-Turkish Relations and The Belt and Road Initiative.” 
Dr. Haila Al-Mekaimi (Kuwait University, Kuwait), “China and the GCC: A Strategic Partnership.” 
Dr. Hussein Talal Maklad ( Al-sham Private University, Syria), “China’s Strategy Towards Syria”.
Moderator: Dr. Artur Israyelyan (Vice Rector, Yerevan State University).

Panel 4. (18:30-19:55) China, Central Asia, and South Caucasus
Dr. Marina O. Dmitrieva and Mr. Zakhar V. Davydov (Far Eastern Federal University, Russia), “Prospects for Multilateral Cooperation in Central Asia.” 
Dr. Sudhir Singh (University of Delhi, India), “Indian Perception of China- Central Asian Relationship.” 
Mr. Devendra Kumar ( University of Hyderabad, India), “Domestic Drivers of China’s Central Asia Policy.” 
Dr. Sun Chao (Centre of International Studies, Jiangsu Administration Institute, China), “Semi-Presidentialism and Political Stability A Reflection on Political Transition in the Caucasus.” 
Dr. Salome Danelia (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia), “Peculiarities of Innovative Development of Economy in Georgia.”
Ms. Mariam Topakyan (PhD Student, Faculty of International Relations, Yerevan State University), “China and South Caucasus: New Perspectives and Challenges”.
Moderator: Dr. Gevorg Melikyan (Lecturer, Russian-Armenian University; Assistant to the President of the Republic of Armenia).

4 December 2021

Plenary Session: (11:00)
Prof. Dr. David Arase (Resident Professor, Hopkins-Nanjing Center of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies) /Keynote Speech/.
Moderator: Mrs. Lara Setrakian (Co-founder and CEO of News Deeply, Journalist, Entrepreneur & Impact Investor).

Panel 5. (11:30) China’s Cybersecurity Issues and Digital Silk Road
Prof. Dr. Annita Larissa Sciacovelli (University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy), “EU – China Cybersecurity Cooperation.”
Dr. Anahit Parzyan (“Nork” Social Services Technology and Awareness Center” Foundation, Armenia), “China's Cyber Diplomacy in Eurasia: Will There be a Match?”
Prof. Dr. Giorgio Caridi (E-Campus University Rome, Italy) “Innovation and digitization of communication: how to skyrocket the BRI in Europe.”
Dr. Nehme Elias Khawly (PhD Degree, INSEEC, Paris, France), “Revolutionizing Soft Power: The Digital Silk Road in Eurasia and the MENA.”
Dr. Ruben Elamiryan ( Russian-Armenian University), “Cybersecurity in NATO and CSTO: Comparative Analysis of Legal and Political Frameworks.”
Moderator: Mrs. Lara Setrakian

Panel 6. (12:40) Russia-China-India Triangle; Territorial Disputes in South China Sea
Dr. Mher Sahakyan (CECPSR), “Russian Greater Eurasian Partnership Strategy.”
Dr. Alexander Korolev (National Research University Higher School of Economics), “Political and Economic Security in Eurasia: IR English School Perspective.”
Dr. DAI Weijing (Peking University, China), “Competition for Leadership: China and Russia in Eurasian Integration.”
Mr. Orazio Maria Gnerre (University of Perugia, Italy), “The Strengthening of the Sino-Russian Partnership in the World Context.”
Dr. Vishal Kumar Baswal (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India), “The Role of India, China and Russia in Emerging World Order.”
Dr. Junuguru Srinivas (Gitam University, India), “China and India View on Emerging Global Order: A Comparative Analysis.”
Dr. Prasanta Kumar Sahu (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India), “India- Russia Relations and the Emerging Geopolitics in Eurasia.”
Dr. Dai Yulong (ShanghaiTech University, China), “Malaysia's “Flexible Nail” Role in Solving its Territory Disputes with ASEAN Neighbors.”
Moderator: Dr. David O'Brien (Institute of East Asian Politics, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)

Panel 7. (14:25) Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Eurasian Economic Union, NATO. China’s Energy Security
Dr. Mahesh Ranjan Debata (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India), “Shanghai Cooperation Organisation at 20: An India Perspective.”
Dr. Elżbieta Pron (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland), “China and International Institutions – the Case of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and China's Foreign Policy in Central Asia.”
Ms. Jayshree Borah (Shanghai International Studies University, China), “Regional Multilateralism and China: China’s push for SCO as platform for Regional Security Multilateralism?”
Ms. Angie Hesham (University of Hull, United Kingdom), “NATO Tilt Towards China.”
Dr. Pavel Barakhvostov (Belarusian State Economic University), “The Problems and Prospects of the Eurasian Economic Union at the Present Stage.”
Mr. Ahmet Faruk ISIK (Shanghai International Studies University and Research Assistant, Shanghai Academy of Global Governance and Area Studies), “In the Context of Energy Security, Role of The Renewable Energy; Chinese Example.”
Moderator: Mr. Daniel Shapiro

Panel 8. (16:00) Sino-Russian and Sino-Mongolian Relations: Historical Aspects of Relations
Dr. Oksana Ermolaeva ( New Europe College, Romania), “(B)order-Making in the Russian/Soviet Empire at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century: East – West Dimension.”
Ms. Ulyana Fedorenko ( VSUE, Russia), “China and Russia: An Old Strategic Partnership, but A New Format of Interaction.”
Dr. Borjgin Shurentana (Inner Mongolia University, China), “Mongolia's Relations with China in the Post-Cold War Era: An Analysis from the Perspective of Social Cognition.”
Dr. Zhengji Ju (Nanjing University, China), “Germany, Britain and Russia in Xinjiang?”
Moderator: Dr. Robert Ghazaryan (Director, Institute of Oriental Studies, National Academy of Sciences).

Panel 9 (17:00) China and Central and Eastern European Countries; Vaccine Diplomacy; People to People Exchange between China and Eurasia
Dr. Sanja Arezina (Counselor with the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Research Associate-Assistant Professor at Belgrade University, Serbia.), “Chinese Relations with Central and Eastern European Countries in a New Era of Global Transformation.”
Mr. Marko Savić and Mr. Todor Lakić (PhD candidates and Teaching Assistants, University of Montenegro), “China and Montenegro: Balancing Between Debt, Vaccines and Diplomacy.”
Prof. Dr. Olga Zalesskaia (Blagoveshchensk State Pedagogical University, Russia), “Interregional Interaction Between China and Russia in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: When will the Russian-Chinese Border in the Far East Open?”
Dr. Evgenii Gamerman (Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia), “International ‘Covid Diplomacy’ in Eurasia.”
Ms. Ani Margaryan (PhD Candidate, Nanjing Normal University, China), “The Chinese Art of Pandemic Period as the Reflection of its Fight Against and Victory Over COVID-19.”
Prof. Dr. Song Lilei (Tongji University in Shanghai, China) and PAN Jingke (PhD Student, Heidelberg University, Germany), “The Soft Connectivity between China and Europe: People-To-People Linkages Should Never Be Ignored.”
Dr. Nare Haroyan ( Shanghai Normal University, China), “Interpersonal Conflicts between Different Cultural Individuals at Multicultural Workplace. Case Study: China”.
Moderator Dr. Anahit Parzyan