BEYKENT UNIVERSITY
STRATEGIC RESEARCH CENTER (BUSRC)
APRIL 17-18, 2008 ISTANBUL

THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
ON STRATEGY AND SECURITY STUDIES


THE NEW MIDDLE EAST
IN QUESTIONING STRATEGIC TRENDS


SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM
FIRST DAY: 17 th April, 2008 (Thursday)

09.00 – 09.30  Registration, Welcome Materials
09.30 – 09.35  Opening Ceremony
                        Standing at Attention & National Antem
                        Daily Program Introduction (Asst.Prof. Sait YILMAZ)
09.35 – 09.45  Opening Remark (Rector, Prof. Cuma BAYAT)
09.45 – 10.10  Honored Speaker (Ex President of TRNC, Mr. Rauf DENKTAŞ)
                        “Cyprus Issue Within the Framework of ME Developments”
                        “Orta Doğu’daki Gelişmeler Çerçevesinde Kıbrıs”
10.10 – 10.35  Honored Speaker (Amb. (R) Mr. Onur ÖYMEN)
                        “Security and Strategy Dimensions of ME Question”
                        “Orta Doğu Sorununun Güvenlik ve Strateji Boyutları”

10.35 – 10.45  Break

FIRST SESSION (BİRİNCİ OTURUM)

(Moderator: Prof. Hasan KÖNİ, Reporter: Asst.Prof.H. Övgü TÜZÜN)
10.45 – 11.50  TODAY’S MIDDLE EAST (BUGÜNKÜ ORTA DOĞU)
                        Christopher Krafft (US Embassy, Chief of External Affairs, Ankara)
                        Challenges and Prospects for the Future of The ME
                        Oliver CORNOCK (Oxford Business Group)
                        Economical Situation in the Middle East and Energy Sources
                        Moderator Assessment

11.50 – 12.00  Break
12.00 – 12.30  Special Paper: Prof.Dr. Tayyar ARI (Uludağ University)
                        “Middle East and the World”
                        “Orta Doğu ve Dünya”
12.30 – 14.00  Lunch and Break

SECOND SESSION (İKİNCİ OTURUM)

(Moderator: Assc.Prof.Vedat BİLGİN Reporter: Asst.Prof.Gonca D. BAYRAKTAR)
14.00 – 15.05  ISLAM, DEMOCRACY, AND MODERNISATION
                        (İSLAM, DEMOKRASİ VE MODERNLEŞME)

                        Dr.Ebru CANAN (Bahçeşehir University)
                        Islam and Democracy: A Study of European Elite and Public Opinion on Turkey’s EU Membership
                        Dr. Cantürk CANER (Uludağ University)
                        Orta Doğu’da Büyük Çözülme ve Lübnan Nizamnamesi
                        Assc.Prof.Ertan EFEGİL (Beykent University), Asst.Prof. Neziha MUSAOĞLU (Trakya University)
                        Demokratikleştirme Bağlamında AB’nin Orta Doğu Politikası
                        Asst.Prof. Mehmet ŞAHİN (Gazi University)
                        ABD’nin Müslüman Savaşçıları
                        Moderator Assessment

15.05 – 15.30  Special Paper: Prof.Dr. Bülent ARAS (Işık University)
                        “Medeniyetler Yakınlaşması ve Orta Doğu’nun Güvenliğine Katkıları”
                        “Civilisation Approximation and Its Possible Contributions  to ME Security”
15.30 – 15.40  Break

THIRD SESSION (ÜÇÜNCÜ OTURUM)

(Moderator: Prof. Ümit ÖZDAĞ, Reporter: Asst.Prof.Sait YILMAZ)
15.40 – 16.45 SECURITY DILEMMAS OF ME
                        (ORTA DOĞU’NUN GÜVENLİK SORUNLARI)

                        Dr. Saffet AKKAYA (Middle East Technical University)
                        Challenges for a Broader Security Perception in Middle East
                        Dr.İdris DEMİR (PhD) (Gazi University)
                       How will the Rise in Oil Prices Effect the Political Economy of the Oil Exporting States in the Middle East?
                        Mihal Gur-ARYEH (Vice Consul General of Israel)
                        Recent Developments in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
                        Giovanni ERCOLANİ (Durham University, UK)
                        Freeing the Amygdale’s Prisoner: Human Security in the Middle of a New/Old War
                        Moderator Assessment

19.30 – 22.30  Dinner (Hosted)

SECOND DAY: 18 th April, 2008 (Friday)
09.00 – 09.30  Preparation
09.30 – 09.35  Daily Program Introduction (Asst.Prof.Sait YILMAZ)

FOURTH SESSION (DÖRDÜNCÜ OTURUM)

(Moderator: Prof. Tayyar ARI, Reporter: Ertan EFEGİL)
09.35 – 10.40 MIDDLE EAST AND THE WORLD (ORTA DOĞU VE DÜNYA)
                        Fatma Aslı KELKİTLİ (Boğaziçi University)
                        The Russian Involvement in Middle East: Putin Era
                        Asst.Prof. Halil ERDEMİR (Celal BAYAR University)
                        İsrail’in Ortadoğu Politikalarındaki Rolü
                        Assc.Prof. Yaşar ONAY (İstanbul Aydın University)                  
                        Global Terrorism and Its Impacts on National Security
                        Asst.Prof. Sait YILMAZ (Beykent University)
                        Middle East in the Light of 21 st Century’s Power Relations
                        Moderator Assessment

10.40 – 11.10  Special Paper: Prof.Dr. Ali KARAOSMANOĞLU (Bilkent University)
                        “Küresel Gelişmeler Kapsamında Orta Doğu’nun Geleceği”
                        “Future of ME Within the Scope of Global Develeopments”
11.10 – 11.20  Break

 FIFTH SESSION (BEŞİNCİ OTURUM)

(Moderator: Prof. Haydar ÇAKMAK, Reporter: Muzaffer ÜREKLİ)
11.20 – 12.35  MIDDLE EAST AND TURKEY (ORTA DOĞU VE TÜRKİYE)
                        Mesut TAŞTEKİN (Gazi University)
                        Türkiye’nin Yeni Orta Doğu’da İstikrar Yapıcı Rolü’nün Rasyonalitesi
                        Asst.Prof. Hasan AKBAYRAK (Beykent University)
                        Ortadoğu’nun Kültürel Mirası ve Türkiye
                        Asst.Prof. Barış DOSTER (Marmara University)
                        Ortadoğu’da İthal Çözümlerin Başarısızlığı ve Türkiye Modeli
                        Asst.Prof. Hasan KARA (Uşak University)
                        Türkiye’ye ve Bölge Güvenliğine Etkileri Açısından Irak Sorunu
                        Moderator Assessment
12.35 – 14.00  Lunch and Break

SIXTH SESSION (ALTINCI OTURUM)

(Moderator: Prof. Erol EREN, Reporter: Efkan CANŞEN)
14.00 – 15.10  THE NEW MIDDLE EAST (YENİ ORTA DOĞU)
                        Prof. Şükrü Sina GÜREL (Ex Deputy Prime Minister)
                        Assc.Prof. Yaşar HACISALİHOĞLU (İstanbul University)
                        Journalist Hüsnü MAHALLİ  (Akşam Journal)
                        MajGen (R) Armağan KULOĞLU (BUSRC Advisor Board)
                        Moderator Assessment

15.10 – 15.30 Evaluation of minutes by reporters
15.30 – 15.40  Closing Remark (Rector Prof. Cuma BAYAT)
15.40 – 16.00  Presentation of Tokens and Participation Papers

Location : Beykent University Taksim Campus Conference Hall
                    Sıraselviler Cad. No. 65, Beyoğlu-ISTANBUL
Date         : April 17-18, 2008
Tel.: 00 90 212 4441997 (Ext. 5582 or 5571) Fax: 00 90 212 243 02 78
Mob.Phone: 0537 831 16 44 (Asst.Prof.Sait YILMAZ)