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Conference on Critical Issues

in the Eastern Mediterranean

 

November 17, 2014

 

The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

 

Agenda

 

Arrival and Check-in

8:00-8:30am

Nitze Lobby

               

Panel I: Assessing Regional Instability

8:30-10:15am

Kenney Auditorium

 

  • Chair: Dr. Aristotle Tziampiris, Associate Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for International and European Affairs at the Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus

  • Dr. Camille Pecastaing, Senior Associate Professor of Middle East Studies, SAIS, “The Levant and the New Great Game”

  • Dr. Athanasios Platias, Professor of Strategy, University of Piraeus, "Competing Grand Strategies in the Eastern Mediterranean"

  • Dr. Efraim Inbar, Professor of Political Studies, Bar-Ilan Universityand Director, BESA Center, “The New Strategic Equation in the East Mediterranean”

  • Dr. Svante Cornell, Associate Research Professor, SAIS, “Turkey Between East and West”

 

Panel II: The Regional Politics of Energy

10:30-12:15pm

Kenney Auditorium

 

  • Chair: Ambassador Eric Edelman, Roger Hertog Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence, SAIS

  • Mr. Simon Henderson, Baker fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, “Eastern Mediterranean Natural Gas: Missed Opportunities”

  • Dr. Nikolaos Farantouris, Associate Professor at the International European Studies Department, University of Piraeus, “EU External Relations and Energy Security: the role of Greece”

  • Dr. Petros Liacouras, Associate Professor of International Law, Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus, "Hydrocarbons extraction, exploitation and transport: legal and political dimensions of the Eastern Mediterranean case”

  • Dr. Brenda Shaffer, Professor, School of Political Sciences, Haifa University, “Energy, Trade, and Foreign Relations in the Eastern Mediterranean”

 

Panel III: Regional Security Arrangements and Responses

1:30-3:15pm

Kenney Auditorium

 

  • Chair: Dr. Efraim Inbar, Professor of Political Studies, Bar-Ilan Universityand Director, BESA Center

  • Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror, Anne and Greg Rosshandler Senior Fellow, BESA Center (former Israeli National Security Advisor), “The Cyprus-Greek-Israel Triangle”

  • Dr. John Sitilides, Principal, Trilogy Advisors, "Eastern Mediterranean in the Balance: The Geopolitics of the Cyprus Issue”

  • Dr. Mara Karlin, US Principal Director of Strategy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, “US Strategy in the Eastern Mediterranean”

  • Dr. Mary Bossis Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Piraeus, "Immigration and Terrorism: Is it a Threat to Security?"

 

Panel IV: Round Table Discussion: The Eastern Mediterranean in Transition

3:15-4:15pm

Kenney Auditorium

 

  • Chair: Dr. Thomas Keaney, Associate Director of Strategic Studies, and Executive Director of the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, SAIS

  • Ambassador Eric Edelman, Roger Hertog Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence, SAIS (former US Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense)

  • Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror, Anne and Greg Rosshandler Senior Fellow, BESA Center (former Israeli National Security Advisor)

  • Dr. Aristotle Tziampiris, Associate Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for International and European Affairs at the Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus