The Fourth Annual International Conference

organized by

the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies,

Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures

Polish Academy of Sciences

“Conflicts of Powers in the Middle East: States and Non-States”

November 10, 2017 (Friday)

Pałac Staszica, Warsaw

(Sala Okrągłego Stołu / Round Table Hall)

 

10.15-10.30

Registration of Participants

10.30-11.00

Opening of the Conference

 Welcome Speech:

 Teodozja Izabela Rzeuska, Ph.D.,

Director of Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of  Sciences, Warsaw

11.00-12.40

First Session

 Chair: Behrooz Moazami, Prof.,

Director of Middle East Peace Studies, Loyola University, New Orleans

 11.00-11.20

Elaheh Koolaee, Prof.,

Regional Studies, University of Tehran

“Motivations and Prospects of Russia’s Military Operations in Syria”

11.20-11.40

Kota Suechika, Prof.,

College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto

Sectarianisation of the Syrian Conflict: Hizballah’s Military Intervention and Redefinition of ‘Resistance’”

11.40-12.00

Łukasz Fyderek, Ph.D.,

Institute of Middle and Far East, Jagiellonian University , Krakow

“Interdependence and Conflict: The Case of Turkish Involvement in Syria”

  12.00- 12.20

Radwan Ziadeh, Ph.D.,

Senior Analyst, Middle East Arab Center, Washington D.C.

“The failed Arab Transition: What went wrong?”

 12.20-12.40

Discussion

12.40-13.20

Lunch

 13.20-15.20

Second Session

 Chair: Elaheh Koolaee, Prof.,

Regional Studies, University of Tehran

 13.20-13.40

Patrycia Sasnal, Ph.D.,

Head of the Middle East and North Africa Project, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), Warsaw

“Shift in U.S. policy in fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq: between Obama and Trump”

 13.40-14.00

Eric Frenkil,

Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

“Civil War and the Digital Turn: Financing Smaller Militias in Syria”

 14.00-14.20

Maciej Milczanowski, Ph.D.,

Center for Conflict Resolution, University of Rzeszow

Paradox of the chaos theory: gen James Mattis operation in Anbar(spring 2004) as an example of successful strategy for Iraq”

 14.20-14.40

Michal Moch, Ph.D.,

Department of Arabic Language and Culture,  Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz

“Groups of Football Fans and Politics: The Case of Egypt’s Ultras “

14.40-15.00

Rahmat Ullah, Ph.D. Candidate,

Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon

The Role of the UN Security Council Members in Syrian Civil War: Analysis of Effectiveness of the United Nations”

 15.00-15.20

Discussion

15.20- 15.45

Coffee break

 15.45-17.30

Third Session

 Chair: Anna Mrozek-Dumanowska, Prof.,

Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

15.45-16.05

Cihat Yilmaz, Ph.D. Candidate,

Political Science Faculty, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas

“Islamic Revivalism in the Middle East: Transformation of Social Movements  of the Arab Spring into the Rise of Islamic Movements”

16.05-16.25

Asbjørn Bang, M.A.,

International Relations, King’s College London

“Securing the Axis: Iranian Objectives and Strategy in the Syrian Civil War”

 16.25-16.45

Karolina Zielińska, Ph.D. Candidate,

Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw

“Israel Towards the War in Syria”

16.45-17.05

Behrooz Moazami, Prof., Director of Middle East Peace Studies and Robert Gerlich S.J., Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, Loyola University.

“Violence and Political Reconfiguration of the Middle East:  How can we break

 the Cycle of Violence?”

17.05-17.25

Discussion