CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

 08:30-16:00     Registration Desk Open

09:00-09:15     Opening Ceremony, Temporary Exhibition Hall (ground level)

  • Welcome: Professor Rafał Ożarowski, Chair of Conference Organizational Committee
  • Opening: Representative of European Solidarity Centre
  • Opening: Professor Edward Haliżak, President of Polish International Studies Association

09:15-10:15     Keynote Lecture

Chair:       Professor Rafał Ożarowski, University of Business and Administration, Poland     

  • Professor Ashraf El-Sherif, American University in Cairo, Crisis of the Old Polities and Sustained Revolutionary Conditions in the Middle East

10:15-10:45     Coffee break

10:45-12:30     Plenary Session, Temporary Exhibition Hall (ground level)

Chair:       Professor Rafał Ożarowski, University of Business and Administration, Poland

  • Professor Radosław Fiedler, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, Iran as a regional power: ideas vs. reality
  • Professor Edward Haliżak, University of Warsaw, Poland, Offshore balancing in the US foreign policy: Case study of the Middle East
  • Vladimir Naxera, PhD, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic, Islamophobia without Muslims: anti-Muslim and anti-Arab attitudes in Czech society
  • Zining Yang, PhD, Claremont Graduate University, USA, A Multi-Resolution Model Scanning Political Stability in Arab and Muslim World

12:30-13:00     Lunch

 13:00-14:30     Panel sessions 1, 2, 3

Panel 1            Political Dilemmas in the Gulf, Part I

Venue: Temporary Exhibition Hall (ground level)

Chair:       Professor Jakub Zajączkowski, University of Warsaw, Poland

  • Professor Przemysław Osiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland, The Iranian Foreign Policy Towards Central Asia After 2013
  • Abdollah Ghanbarloo, Associate Professor in the Dept. of International Relations, Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies (IHCS), Tehran, Iran, Religious Nationalism and Its Impacts on Iranian Foreign Policy
  • Jiři Zákravský, PhD, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic, The Sports Diplomacy of the State of Qatar and Its (Lack of) Success in the Czech Republic: Analysis of the Czech Nationwide Press in 2016
  • Yusuf Can Gokmen, PhD Candidate, Emin Ertas, PhD Candidate Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, Soccer as a Tool of International Politics: Qatar Case

Panel 2            Economic Issues in the Middle East, Part I

Venue: Room No. 4 (level +1)

Chair:       Karina Jędrzejowska, PhD, University of Warsaw, Poland

  • Professor Marek Rewizorski, University of Gdańsk, Poland, Socio-Economic Governance Revisited. The Case of Saudi Arabia Oil (In)dependency
  • Anna Wróbel, PhD, University of Warsaw, Poland, PTAs of Persian Gulf States: Determinants and Implications
  • Wojciech Grabowski, PhD, University of Gdańsk, Poland, Vision 2030: Saudi Arabia Beyond Oil
  • Mehdi Amiri, PhD Candidate, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran, Economic Diplomacy in Iran Foreign Policy after Nuclear Deal (With an Emphasis on Iran_ EU Relations)

Panel 3            Conflicts and Terrorism in the Muslim World

Venue: Room No. 5 (level +1)

Chair:       Hadi Ajili, PhD, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran

  • Magdalena El Ghamari, PhD, Collegium Civitas, Poland, Military operations in MENA region
  • Saaedeh Kouzehgari, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran, Necessitous of analyzing phenomena in the Middle East, based on Chaos Theory
  • Saed Raza Shah, Cecos College London, UK, Terrorism and Muslim Community
  • Syed Subtain Hussain Shah, PhD Candidate, University of Warsaw, Poland, Comparative Study of Post 9/11 and Post Arab Springs Violent Religious Extremism in Pakistan
  • Przemysław Zawada, University of Wroclaw, Poland, Avigdor Lieberman and Israeli-Palestinian conflict (2009-2017)

14:30-14:45     Coffee break

 14:45-16:15     Panel sessions 4,5,6

Panel 4            Political Dilemmas in the Gulf, Part II

Venue: Temporary Exhibition Hall (ground level)

Chair:       Professor Przemysław Osiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

  • Muzaffer Kural, PhD Candidate, Adam Mickiewicz University, Geopolitical Rivalry Between Saudi Arabia and Iran in the Middle East
  • Hadi Ajili, PhD, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran, Comparative Review of Iran and Saudi Arabia Middle East Policies (2011 -2017)
  • Professor Rafał Ożarowski, University of Business and Administration, Gdynia, Poland – War in Syria in foreign policy of Iran
  • Fazli Dogan, Assistant Professor, Selcuk University, Turkey, Success of Integration Initiatives in the Islamic World: The Case of D-8

Panel 5            Economic Issues in the Middle East, Part II

Venue: Room No. 4 (level +1)

Chair:       Professor Marek Rewizorski, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  • Anna Czarczyńska, PhD, Kozminski University, Poland, Cross-culture vs. cross-compliance
  • Professor Adriana Łukaszewicz, Kozminski University, Poland, Model of sustainable development in the GCC countries in light of ecological constraints
  • Karina Jędrzejowska, PhD, University of Warsaw, Poland, Arab Countries as Donors of Development Finance
  • Iwona Sobol, PhD, Gabriela Mieczkowska, PhD, University of Gdansk, Poland, Islamic Banking development in GCC region on the examples of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates

Panel 6      Islamic Issues in Eurasia

Venue: Room No. 5 (level +1)

Chair:       Yehuda Udi Blanga, PhD, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

  • Professor Jakub Zajączkowski, University of Warsaw, Poland, Middle East in India’s Foreign Policy
  • Professor Sylwester Gardocki, University of Warsaw, Poland, Russian Foreign Policy Towards Middle East Countries
  • Gracjan Cimek, PhD, Polish Naval Academy, Poland, Islam in Russia’s efforts for Eurasian integration
  • Martina Ponížilová, PhD, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic, The (Again) Changing Strategic Map of the Middle East: Foreign-Policy Activities of China As Emerging Powers in the Region
  • Salma Naz, Minhaj University, Pakistan, Foreign Policy Decision Making in Pakistan in perspective of Political Culture

16:15-16:30     Coffee break

 16:30-18:00     Panel Sessions: 7, 8, 9

Panel 7            EU and the Islamic World: Mutual Perspectives and Strategies

Venue: Temporary Exhibition Hall (ground level)

Chair:       Wojciech Grabowski, PhD, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  • Hana Hlaváčková, PhD, Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic, EU small states and their fight against ISIS
  • Karol Bieniek, PhD, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland, The European Future of Turkey and the Security Perspectives in the Justice and Development Party`s Era
  • Magdalena Ickiewicz-Sawicka, PhD, Bialystok University of Technology, Poland, Balkan Muslims – origin, structure, identity
  • Daniel Gołębiowski, PhD Candidate, Jagiellonian University, Poland, Culture in EU External Actions – Example of Arab Countries

Panel 8            Islamic Movements and their Activities: Goals and Strategies 

Venue: Room No. 4 (level +1)

Chair:       Professor Rafał Ożarowski, University of Business and Administration, Poland

  • Yehuda Udi Blanga, PhD, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, The Rise of the Phoenix: The Muslim Brotherhood and the Civil War in Syria
  • Konrad Pędziwiatr, PhD, Cracow University of Economics, Poland, State as a Key Actor in Politicization of Islam in Egypt and Tunisia Before and After the Arab Spring
  • Ali Jafari, PhD Candidate, International Institute for Islamic Studies, Iran, ISIS and Fundamentalist Religious Interpration of Islam
  • Rafał Kobis, PhD Candidate, Jagiellonian University, Poland, Riffian al-Hirak Movement – The new (political) face of Berberism in Morocco
  • Patryk Jędrowiak, PhD Candidate, University of Wroclaw, Poland, Hizmet Movement and public diplomacy of Turkey

Panel 9            Identity and Culture in the Muslim World

Venue: Room No. 5 (level +1)

Chair:       Professor Adriana Łukaszewicz, Kozminski University, Poland

  • Professor Yuriy Skorokhod, Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv, Ukraine, Consociational democracy”: the model of the democratization of deeply divided Arab societies?
  • A. Z. Obiedat, PhD, Wake Forest University, USA, Identity Contradiction in Islamic Awakening and the Reformation Attempts
  • Michał Moch, PhD, Kazimierz Wielki University, Poland, Popular Culture, Politics and Ethnicity. New Forms of Popular Music in Palestine/Israel
  • Magdalena Mateja, PhD, University of Nicolas Copernicus, Poland, Media images of civil war in Syria and its consequences: child as a symbol of death and destruction

18:00-18:15     Closing Remarks, Temporary Exhibition Hall (ground level)

  • Professor Rafał Ożarowski, Chair of Conference Organizational Committee
  • Professor Edward Haliżak, President of Polish International Studies Association