3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL & ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
MAY 26-28, 2005
ATHENS, GREECE

PROGRAM

 Organized by

 

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (AT.IN.E.R.)

 

Conference Venues: 

·        Athens Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens, 50 Akademias Street.

·        University of Athens (downtown campus) on 30 Panepistimiou Street.

The venues are close to the metro station PANEPISTIMIOU. It is 10 minutes walking from the two main Squares: SYNTAGMA and OMONOIA.

 

Organizing AND SCIENTIFIC Committee

  1. Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, ATINER.
  2. Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice-President of ATINER and Associate Professor, Sam Houston University, USA. 
  3. Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Academic Member of ATINER and Professor, University IFM, Geneva, Switzerland.
  4. Alexandros Arampatzis, Academic Member of ATINER.
  5. Mary Aniftos, Senior Lecturer, Intercollege, Cyprus.
  6. Dr. Constantine P. Danopoulos, Professor, San Hose University, USA.
  7. George Kaloudis, Chair, Department of History, Law and Government, Rivier College, USA.
  8. Dr. Ioannis D. Salavrakos, Visiting Lecturer, London Metropolitan University, U.K.
  9. Dr. Evangelia Aleksandru Sarlak, Assistant Professor, Isik University, Turkey.
  10. Angelos Tsaklanganos, Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  11. John Yfantopoulos, Professor, University of Athens, Greece.

 

 

Administration

Thomas Papanikos, Sylia Sakka, Takis Chreppas, Zoi Boutsioli.

Conference Program

 

Thursday May 26th, 2005

(The time for each session includes a 10 minute coffee break)

 

8:00-09:00 Registration

(Place: Athens Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens, 50 Akademias Street)

 

09:00-09:10 Welcome and Opening Remarks

·        Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, ATINER

·        Nicholas C. J. Pappas, Head of European Research Unit, ATINER, and Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA.

 

09:10-10:30 SESSION I (Venue: Athens Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens, 50 Akademias Street).

Chairperson:  Pappas, N.C.J., Head of European Research Unit, ATINER, and Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA.

1.      Blair, A., Jean Monnet Chair and Reader in International Relations, Coventry University, U.K. Still an Awkward Partner? British Policy towards the European Union under the Blair Government.

2.      *Bapuly, B., Research Fellow, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria. European Union Politics and Enlargement.

3.      Hishow, O.N., Senior Research Associate, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) Berlin, Germany. Is the EU-25 Divided Economically By Default? The Convergence-Divergence Challenge after the Eastward Enlargement.

  

10:30-12:00 SESSION II (Venue: Athens Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens, 50 Akademias Street).

 Chairperson:  *Bapuly, B., Research Fellow, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria. 

1.      Emadi, M., Senior Lecturer, Staffordshire University Business School, U.K. & Dockery, E., Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth & Consultant, Beta Matrix, U.K. Incentives in Public Procurement: Evidence from Czech Republic and Slovak Enterprises.

2.      Homlong, N., Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, Austria & Springler, E., Research Fellow, Austrian Central Bank, Austria. Motives of Austrian Companies for Investing in Eastern Europe: Access to a Market or Reduction of Production Costs? Austrian Ski-Production as a Case Study.

3.      Zikovic, S., Assistant, University of Rijeka, Croatia. Implications of Measuring VaR using Historical Simulation: An Example of Zagreb Stock Exchange Index - CROBEX.

4.      Drezgic, S., Assistant, University of Rijeka, Croatia. Past, Present and Future of Income Tax in Croatia.

 

12:00-13:30: LUNCH (Faculty Lunch, University of Athens, Kostis Palamas Building, 48 Akadimias Street).

 

 

13:30-15:00 SESSION III

(Venue: University of Athens, 30 Panepistimiou Street)

Chairperson: Zikovic, S., Assistant, University of Rijeka, Croatia. 

1.      Self, S., Assistant Professor, College of St. Benedict/ St. John’s University, USA. Do Institutions Show Gender Bias?

2.      Kolovich, L., Ph.D. Student, University of Maryland, USA & Rodriguez-Tejedo, I., Ph.D. Student, University of Maryland, USA. Trading Under Uncertainty: Legal Institutions Matter.

3.      Vykoupilova, H., Ph.D. Student, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. Eurofederalists Organizations and their Interests’ Assertion from Policy Analysis’s Point of View.

4.      Vouloukos, A., Graduate Student, Carleton University, Canada. What Does Our Country Mean to Us? Gender Justice and the Greek Nation-State.

 

15:00-16:30 SESSION IV

(Venue: University of Athens, 30 Panepistimiou Street)

Chairperson: *Wei, S.J., Head of Trade Unit and Advisor, Research Department, International Monetary Fund, USA.

 

1.      Martin, J., Professor, Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate University, USA. The Construction of Exemplary Political Persons in Contemporary Democracies.

2.      Aydin, Z., Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds, U.K. Turkey’s Accession into the EU and the Consolidation of Democracy.

3.      de Oliveira David, I., Lecturer, University of Lisbon, Portugal. The Trade-Off between Federalism and Sovereignty: A Critique of the Unalterable Dynamics of the State.

4.      Ertekin, B.A., Assistant Professor, Anadolu University, Turkey. The Loss of Sovereignty of State-Nations versus International Organizations and the Multinationals Companies in the Globalization Period: The Limits of Sovereignty of the State- Nations.

 

16:30-18:00 SESSION V

(Venue: University of Athens, 30 Panepistimiou Street)

 

Chairperson: Martin, J., Professor, Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate University, USA.

 

1.      Diaz, A., Researcher. Fundación SEPI. Madrid, Spain & Montes, J.L., Professor. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain. Digital Technologies and Competitiveness: Effects on the Manufacturing Companies: The Spanish Case.

2.      *Wei, S.J., Head of Trade Unit and Advisor, Research Department, International Monetary Fund, USA. Fear of International Service Outsourcing: Is It Justified? (Thursday, May 26th afternoon).

3.      Murray, T., Professor, University of Arkansas, USA. & Lassalle-de Salins, M.M., Ph.D. Student, HEC Paris,  France. International Food Safety Standards:  Science vs. Socioeconomic Determinants.

4.      Snider, J., Lecturer, University of Vienna, Austria. How and Why to Regulate Cigarette Consumption in the EU and Beyond.

  

 

 20:30-22:30 GREEK NIGHT

(Place: Tavern STAMATOPOULOS, 26 Lissiou Street,  PLAKA, Tel.: 210 3228722)

 

 

 Friday May 27th, 2005

 

08:00-09:30 SESSION VI

(Venue: University of Athens, 30 Panepistimiou Street)

 

Chairperson:  Salavrakos, I.D., Visiting Lecturer, London Metropolitan University, U.K.

 

1.      Dogan, N., Assistant Professor, Erciyes University, Turkey & Asma, B., Assistant Professor, Erciyes University, Turkey.The Cyprus Question in the Programs of the Turkish Governments and the Turkish Political Parties, 1980-2004. (Friday May 27th)

2.      Ulusoy, V., Associate Professor, Bahcesehir University, Turkey & Ozdemir-Yilmaz, O., Assistant Professor, Yeditepe University, Turkey. Competitiveness and Turkey-European Union Relationship.

3.    Kaloudis, G., Professor, Rivier College, USA. Impetus for Self-Discovery and Reorientation of Greek Society. (Friday May 27th)

 


09:30-11:00 SESSION VII

(Venue: University of Athens, 30 Panepistimiou Street)

 

Chairperson:  Kaloudis, G., Professor, Rivier College, USA.

 

1.      *Sdogati, F., Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. The Position of the EU in the New International Division of Labor. Problems and Opportunities for the Enlarged Union. (Friday, May 27th).

2.      Kandogan, Y., Assistant Professor, University of Michigan-Flint, USA. Trade Creation and Diversion Effects of Europe's Regional Liberalization Agreements.

3.      Chatzopoulou, S., Ph.D. Student, Roskilde University, Denmark. The Implications of Europeanisation to the Policy Outcomes in the EU Member States-– The Case of the Greek Agricultural Sector.

4.      Altunbas, D., Assistant Professor, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey. Population Accumulation and a View from Turkey: Urban Poverty in Bursa City.

 

11:00-12:00 SESSION VIII

(Venue: University of Athens, 30 Panepistimiou Street)

 

Chairperson:  *Sdogati, F., Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

 

1.      De Giglio, G., Course Collaborator, University of Bari, Italy, Gurrieri, A.R., Lecturer, University of Bari, Italy, Dipartimento per lo Studio delle Società Mediterranee – Lorizio, M., Associated Professor, University of Foggia, Italy & Stramaglia, A., Lecturer, University of Foggia, Italy. The Role of Inclination towards Education in the Development of African Countries:  A Macro Economic Framework. (Friday May 27th)

2.      Wiley, J., Associate Professor, Hofstra University, USA. Small Island Developing States, Multilateral Institutions, and Survival in an Era of Globalization

3.      Gokdemir, L., Assistant Professor, Inonu University, Turkey & Dogan, C., Associate Professor, Inonu University, Turkey. The Place of Rural Development in the New World Order: Rural Development Policies and Regional Dualism in Turkey.  (Friday May 27th)

4.      Sousa, M.R., Ph.D. Student, University of Evora, Portugal. Land Reform with Human Capital: A New Analysis Using the Theory of Economic Growth and the Theory of the Firm.

 

 

12:00-13:30 LUNCH (Faculty Lunch, University of Athens, Kostis Palamas Building, 48 Akadimias Street).

 

13:30-15:00 SESSION VIII

(Venue:  Athens Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens, 50 Akademias Street).

 

Chairperson:  *Mehrdad, E., Senior Consultant, BetaMatrix, U.K.

 

1.      Molchanov, M., Assistant Professor, St. Thomas University, Canada & *Yevdokimov, Y., Assistant Professor, University of New Brunswick, Canada. The European Union versus Russia: Evaluating Attractiveness of Inter-State Cooperation in the Post-Soviet Space.  (Friday May 27th)

2.      Kaloudis, S., Graduate Student, The Catholic University of America. Geo-Economics and the New Russian Foreign Policy in Ukraine. (Friday May 27th)

3.      Ramos, A., Graduate Student, The Catholic University of America, USA. Russia and Germany: A Strategic Partnership. (Friday, May 27th).

4.      Leven, B., Researher, The College of New Jersey, USA. Poland's Recent Migration – Who, Where and Why. (May 27th)

5.      Grabowski, R., Professor, Southern Illinois University, USA. Economic Growth and Institutional Change.

 

15:00-16:30 SESSION IX

(Venue:  Athens Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens, 50 Akademias Street).

 

Chairperson:  *Yevdokimov, Y., Assistant Professor, University of New Brunswick, Canada.

 

1.      Dudek, C.M., Assistant Professor, Hofstra University, USA. The E.U. and Latin American Development: Is the Monroe Doctrine Dead?

2.      Papadimos, A., Lecturer, Australian Catholic University, Australia. China and Taiwan’s WTO Experiences.

3.      Pozzi, J. Shareholder, Global Conference on Business and Economics, USA. Global Resource Bank: One Planet - One Currency.

4.   Subasi-Ertekin, M., Assistant Professor, Anadolu University, Turkey. The Economical Meaning of Kyoto Protocol.

5.      Andreica, A., Head of ICT Department, “Babes-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania & Pop, I-A., Teaching Assistant, “Babes-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.  Strategies in Implementing Efficient Information Systems. (Friday May 27th)

6.      Talshir, G., Lecturer, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Rethinking the 'Social': New Labor’s Model of Citizenship - beyond the Welfare State?

 

 

 

16:30-18:00 SESSION IX

(Venue:  Athens Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens, 50 Akademias Street).

 

Chairperson: *Sanchez, N., Professor, College of the Holy Cross, USA.

 

1.      Addicott, J.F., Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Terrorism Law, St. Mary's University School of Law, USA. Terrorism Law.

2.      Ellinas, A.A., Ph.D. Student, Princeton University, USA. Citizens, Elites and the rise of Political Extremism in Contemporary Europe.

3.      Koktsidis, P.I., Ph.D. Student, The University of Edinburgh. U.K. Political Parties and Political Violence: A Comparative Analysis of Sinn Fein and Herri Batasuna. Evaluation of Government Responses to Militant Ethno Nationalism.

4.      de Klerk, P., Professor, Northwest-University, South Africa. Liberal Democracy in South Africa - Continuity and Change.

5.     Gardner, T.A., Director, Science and Technology Raytheon Technical Services Company, USA. Congressional Voting and Energy Research and Development.

 

20:30-22:00 DINNER

(Place: Rozalia Tavern, 58 Valtetsiou str., Exarcheia Square, Tel.: 210-330-2933)

  

Saturday May 28th, 2005

 One Day Cruise to the Aegean Islands (includes Lunch)

07:00 Bus Departure from the Conference Hotel (Hotel Fresh)
08:30 Boat Departure

18:30 Return to the Conference Hotel from Piraeus.