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Conference on Critical Issues in the Eastern Mediterranean

November 17, 2014

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The University of Piraeus, Greece, the Begin-Sadat Center, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

Conference on Critical Issues in the Eastern Mediterranean

 

Monday, November 17, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PST)
Washington, DC

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The Begin-Sadat Center, the University of Piraeus (Greece) the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies are pleased to announce the Conference on Critical Issues in the Eastern Mediterranean. The conference is a collaboration of the three institutions to convene three panel discussions and a roundtable on regional security, distribution of energy resources, and the fallout from the Syrian conflict. An addressal of how these major issues affect the United States, Greece and Israel, as well as all the bordering states, is particularly timely and we are looking forward to the insight of our panelists.

Agenda

Arrival and Check-in 8:00am-8:30am Nitze Lobby

Panel I: Assessing Regional Instability 8:30am-10:15am Kenney-Herter 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 10:30am-12:15pm Kenney-Herter 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”

Panel III: Regional Security Arrangements and Responses 1:30am-3:15pm Kenney-Herter Auditorium

  • Chair: Dr. Efraim Inbar, Professor of Political Studies, Bar-Ilan University and 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. Mary Bossis, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Piraeus, “Immigration and Terrorism: Is it a Threat to Security?”

Round Table Discussion: The Eastern Mediterranean in Transition 3:15am-4:30pm Kenney-Herter 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
  • Dr. Michael Leigh,   Senior Advisor, 2015 Transatlantic Academy Fellow
  • Senior Advisor, 2015 Transatlantic Academy Fellow at the German Marshall Fund
  • Senior Advisor, 2015 Transatlantic Academy Fellow
  • Senior Advisor, 2015 Transatlantic Academy Fellow

 

The BESA Center’s participation in this event is part of the Peretz and Sheindel Sherman Strategic Dialogues Program

Details

Date:
November 17, 2014

Venue

Unnamed Venue
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