China and the Arabs

The Arab Center for Research & Policy Studies is holding the conference “China and the Arabs” from May 21-22 2016.

Thematic Panels

  • Historical and Cultural Aspects of Sino-Arab Relations, reciprocal stereotypes
  • Sino-Arab Relations during the Cold War
  • Sino-Arab Relations in Contemporary Global and Regional Contexts
  • Questions of Energy: Pipelines and Transit
  • The Belt and Road: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Chinese Relations with the United States and India on the World Stage: Repercussions for Arab Causes
  • Chinese Relations with Iran, Turkey, and Israel on the Regional Stage: Repercussions for Arab Causes

American Foreign Policy and the Middle East

The Maltepe University in Turkey is holding a conference on American Foreign Policy from 24-25 May.

The program:
TUESDAY May 24, 2016

9:00 – 9:30 Opening Ceremony

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome Speech by President Sahin KARASAR, Maltepe University

9:15 – 9:30 Opening Remarks by Dr. Kemal Silay, Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies Chair, Indiana University, USA

10:00 – 11:30 Panels

1. Panel: EMERGENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY TOWARDS THE MIDDLE EAST

11:30-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:30

2. Panel: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY TOWARDS THE MIDDLE EAST IN THE COLD WAR ERA AND THE POST-COLD WAR ERA

14:30-15:00 Coffee Break

15:00-16:30

3. Panel: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY TOWARDS IRAN

18:00 – 20:00 DINNER

Closing Remarks by Dr. Jamsheed Choksy, Indiana University, USA

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016

10:00-11:30

4. Panel: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY TOWARDS TURKEY

11:30-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:30

5. Panel: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY TOWARDS ISRAEL

14:30-15:00 Coffee Break

15:00-14:30

6. Panel: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY TOWARDS ARAB STATES