The Polish International Studies Association together with the European Solidarity Centre, and the Europe-Asia-Africa Foundation are delighted to invite you to participate in the third edition of the international academic & business conference:
Arab and Muslim World in International Relations
The conference will be held in Gdańsk (Poland), in the European Solidarity Centre on 23th November 2017. This invitation is addressed to scholars, researchers, experts and professionals interested in the broadly defined Arab and Muslim World reaching from the West Africa through the Middle East and Central Asia until the Far East. The major focus of the conference is on the Middle East countries, yet topics related to the Muslim countries of the Far East (e.g. Indonesia), Central Asia (e.g. Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan), or North Africa (e.g. Algeria, Morocco) are also within the conference agenda.
The overall purpose of the academic and business conference is to present a wide range of issues in the Arab-Muslim region in the sphere of politics, economy, business, law, and culture. The specific objectives of the conference are to:
- Share information on research and exchange opinions among academics and professionals specializing in the Arab and Muslim region;
- Promote cooperation between academia and business;
- Explain economic, political, and legal dilemmas of the Arab and Muslim World;
- Expand the academic and business-academic cooperation between Higher Educational Institutions from Poland and the Arab and Muslim countries, including development of joint research projects;
- Provide space for expanded business cooperation between entrepreneurs from Poland and the Arab and Muslim countries;
- Understand cultural differences among and within the countries involved in the conference, and thus contribute to the intercultural dialogue.
The conference will address four major dimensions of international relations in the Arab and Muslim World: Politics, Economy, Law, and Culture:
- Politics (including: cooperation and competition in the Middle East and Muslim World (MENA) region; ideology and sectarianism in the Middle East and Muslim World; attitude of particular countries towards Islamic State, foreign policy of the Arab and Muslim states, war in Syria and its global and regional implications, democratization in the Middle East)
- Economy (including: economic cooperation and integration; economic dilemmas in the internal policy of the Arab and Muslim states and in the international relations within this area; financial markets, Islamic banking and finance; business opportunities)
- Law (including: the legal systems of the Arab and Muslim states, Sharia Law dilemmas, legal customs in the Arab and Muslim world)
- Culture (including: inter-social relations, religious customs in politics, society and family life, multi-cultural dialogue )The conference program will include also a special panel on investment strategies and opportunities in the Arab and Muslim countries.
Language: The working language of the conference is English.