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EU and Middle East - Iranian viewpoints

 

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Middle East Political and Economic Institute and the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran request the pleasure of your company to attend the International Conference “EU and Middle East - Iranian viewpoints”. The Conference keynote speakers are diplomats, politicians, researchers, analysts and academic professors from Iran, Italy, Belgium and Romania.  

 

The conference will be hold on October 23rd and 24th, 2013, between 09:00 and 16:00 hours

at ”Carol I” Central University Library of Bucharest – Aula

(Boteanu Street, No. 1, entrance from Calea Victorie, District 1)

 

The conference main aim is to debate on the European Union’s Middle East policies triggered by latest development issues, and to analyze and highlight the Islamic Republic of Iran’s standpoint on this context.

Organizers

  •  Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Romania
  •  MEPEI (Middle East Political and Economic Institute)

Partners

  •  From ROMANIA
    •  EURISC Foundation (European Institute for Risk, Security & Communication Management)
    •  Titulescu European Foundation
    • “Ion CONEA” Geopolitics Association
    • Global Focus Centre Association
  •  From IRAN
    • Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS)
    •  Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies (IMESS)

Sponsors

  •  SC PROSPECȚIUNI SA
  •  SC TUBMAN Co SRL

The Conference’s aim

To debate on the European Union’s Middle East policies triggered by latest development issues, and to analyze and highlight the Islamic Republic of Iran’s standpoint on this context.

A Post-conference Journal having included all the panelists’ presentations will be published under auspices of “Geopolitica” Magazine.

The Venue

Aula of ”Carol I” Central University Library of Bucharest (Boteanu Street, No. 1, entrance from Calea Victorie, District 1)

Working language English

DAY 1

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

 

  •  09:00 – 09:30 Registration of the participants
    •  09:30 – 09:45 Opening Session
      •  Senator Sorin ROȘCA STĂNESCU, President of Parliamentary Friendship Group Romania – Iran
      •  Dr. Seyed Kazem SAJJADPOUR, Strategy Adviser to Iran’s Foreign Minister
      •  Mr. Flavius CABA-MARIA, President, Middle East Political and Economic Institute (MEPEI)
      •  09:45 – 11:15 First Panel

Middle East Stabilization Process: Palestine

Moderator: Mrs. Manuela PARAIPAN, Communication & Advocacy Consultant, Lecturer on Middle Eastern Affairs

Keynote speaker: Dr. Kayhan BARZEGAR, Director, Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies (IMESS), Iran

Speakers: Prof. Adrian CIOROIANU, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dean of History Department, University of Bucharest

Mr. Emiliano STORNELLI, Senior Researcher, Mediterranean and Middle East Program, Italian Atlantic Committee, Italy

  •  11:15 – 11:40 Coffee break
  •  11:40 – 13:10 Second Panel

The role of Iran in the EU Energy Security

Moderator: Prof. Sergiu MEDAR, Honorary Chairman, Middle East Political and Economic Institute (MEPEI)

Keynote speaker: Mr. Javad AMIN-MANSOUR, Director for Trade Negotiations & Energy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Iran

Speakers: Mr. Liviu MUREȘAN, Executive President, EURISC Foundation

Mr. George ANGLIȚOIU, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations and European Integration, the National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA)

Mrs. Andreea-Paula IBĂNESCU, PhD, Babeș-Bolyai University

  •  13:10 – 14:15 Lunch on the conference venue
  •  14:15 – 15:45 Third Panel

Post-war stabilization process in Afghanistan

Moderator: Dr. Seyed Kazem SAJJADPOUR, Strategy Adviser to Foreign Minister, Iran

Keynote speaker: Prof. Mihail IONESCU, Director of Center for East-European & Asian Studies, the National School for Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA)

Speakers: Mr. Ion PETRESCU, Vice President of George C. Marshall-Romania Association

Mrs. Cristina ALEXANDRESCU, Political analyst

Mr. Flavius CABA-MARIA, President, Middle East Political and Economic Institute (MEPEI)

Mr. Vasile SIMILEANU, Vice President, “Ion CONEA” Geopolitics Association

  •  15:45 – 16:00 Closure statements of the first day
    •  Prof. Sergiu MEDAR, Honorary Chairman, Middle East Political and Economic Institute (MEPEI)
    •  Dr. Seyed Kazem SAJJADPOUR, Strategy Adviser to Iran’s Foreign Minister
    •  19:30 – 21:30 Cultural Event – Handicrafts Workshop followed by Iranian Traditional Music Concert organized by the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran - invitation cards to be sent in due time

The Venue: the National Chamber of Commerce of Romania (Octavian GOGA Blvd, No. 2, 3rd District, Bucharest).

DAY 2

Thursday, October 24, 2013

 

  •  09:00 – 09:30 Welcome Coffee
  •  09:30 – 11:00 Fourth Panel

Extremism, Terrorism and Organized Crime

Moderator: Prof. Saideh LOTFIAN, Faculty of Law & Political Science, University of Tehran, and Chairwoman of Pugwash Council, Iran

Keynote speaker: Mr. Giuseppe BELARDETTI, Secretary General, Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA), Belgium

Mr. Cristian BARNA, lecturer, Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest

Mr. Radu Sebastian UNGUREANU, Lecturer, Department of International Relations and European Integration, the National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA)

  • 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
  • 11:30 – 13:00 Fifth panel

Present and future in Syria Crisis

Moderator: Prof. Sergiu MEDAR, Honorary Chairman, Middle East Political and Economic Institute (MEPEI)

Keynote speaker: Prof. Saideh LOTFIAN, Faculty of Law & Political Science, University of Tehran, and Chairwoman of Pugwash Council, Iran

Speakers:   Dr. Kayhan BARZEGAR, Director, Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies (IMESS), Iran

Mr. Emiliano STORNELLI, Senior Researcher, Mediterranean and Middle East Program, Italian Atlantic Committee, Italy

Mr. Giuseppe BELARDETTI, Secretary General, Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA), Belgium

Mr. Dimitrios TRIANTAPHYLLOU, Director of Center for International Studies, Istanbul 

Mr. Radu CUCUTA, Lecturer, Department of International Relations and European Integration, the National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA)

  •  13:00 – 13:30 Coffee break and snacks
  •  13:30 – 14:45 Sixth Panel

Iran’s Nuclear File

Moderator: Mrs. Oana POPESCU, Vice President, Global Focus Centre

Keynote speaker: Dr. Seyed Kazem SAJJADPOUR, Strategy Adviser to Foreign Minister, Iran

Speakers: Ambassador (ret.) Nicolae ECOBESCU, Director, Romanian Institute of International Studies (IRSI), EURISC Foundation

  •  14:45 – 15:30 Final Remarks & Closing Session

Middle East: Geostrategic Significance and Economic Opportunity

  • Dr. Seyed Kazem SAJJADPOUR, Strategy Adviser to Foreign Minister, Iran
  • Prof. Adrian NĂSTASE, Former Prime Minister of Romania, and President, Titulescu European Foundation
  • Mr. Gehrig SCHULTZ, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of SC PROSPECȚIUNI SA

PROGRAM OF THE CULTURAL EVENTS

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Cultural Event – Handicrafts Workshop followed by Iranian Traditional Music Concert organized by the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran - invitation cards to be sent in due time

The Venue: the National Chamber of Commerce of Romania (Octavian GOGA Blvd, No. 2, 3rd District, Bucharest).

  • October 25 – 27, 10:00 – 18:00 - Handicrafts Workshop & Exhibition – Romanian Peasant Museum (Aquarium Hall)
  • October 26, 19:00 – 21:00 - Iranian Traditional Music Concert – National Museum of Art (Auditorium Hall)

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