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The 8th International Conference on Eurasian Politics and Society was organised by CESRAN International, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, and OBSERVARE on 22-24 September 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal.
The conference hosted 10 scholarly panel sessions, 5 Keynote Speech sessions, 2 book discussion sessions, and opening/closing sessions.
IEPAS2021 started with the welcome addresses of Professor Rahman Dag (Deputy Director-General, CESRAN International), Professor Luis Tome (Scientific coordinator, OBSERVARE-UAL), Professor Luís Nuno Rodrigues (Director of CEI-IUL), and Professor Murat Cemrek (Necmettin Erbakan University). This was followed by the keynote lecture of a distinguished scholar, Professor Ken Booth (Honorary President, CESRAN International).
The first book discussion session featured Dr Sören Urbansky’s scholarly monograph, “Beyond the Steppe Frontier: A History of the Sino-Russian Border” (Princeton University Press, 2020).
The second book discussion session featured Dr Jonathan Laurence’s scholarly monograph, “Coping with Defeat: Sunni Islam, Roman Catholicism, and the Modern State” (Princeton University Press, 2021).
In the scholarly panels, in total 48 papers were presented by 64 participants. The conference ended with a closing ceremony and a post-conference evaluation meeting.
You may reach the Panels’ youtube videos through the links below:
- Opening session
- Professor Ken Booth’s Keynote Speech on “Global Reckonings and COVID Cliches”
- Dr Sonia Senica’s Keynote Speech on “Russia and the New Bipolarity: The New Gambit in International Order”
- Professor Scott Lucas’s Keynote Speech
- Professor Mark Meirowitz’s Keynote Speech on “American Foreign Policy: Turkish-American Relations After Afghanistan”
- Dr Sandra Fernandes’s Keynote Speech on “Russia and Eurasia: One Concept, Multiple Applications”
- Book Discussion Session on “Beyond the Steppe Frontier: A History of the Sino-Russian Border”
- Book Discussion Session on “Coping with Defeat: Sunni Islam, Roman Catholicism, and the Modern State”
- M01 – Panel: Struggle for Sphere of Influence Among Great Powers in Greater Eurasia
- M02 – Panel: Progressive or Regressive Path for Afghanistan After Withdrawal of the US Troops: What does It Bring to Eurasia
- M03 – Panel: Ontological Dilemmas of Political Regimes in Greater Eurasia
- M04 – Panel: Economic, Political, Military and Social Integration Processes in Eurasia
- M05 – Panel: Soviet Legacy is Still in Practice: Historical Transformation in Eurasia
- M06 – Panel: Crisis Opens up for New Developments: Post-Covid 19 Politics in Europe
- M07 – Panel: Women in Eurasian Politics
- M08 – Panel: Global Phenomenon Requires a Global Response
- M09 – Panel: Endurance of Post-Cold War Conflicts in Eurasia: Whats, Whys, and Hows?
- M10 – Panel: Struggle for Sphere of Influence Among Regional Powers in Greater Eurasia
- Closing Session