7th Annual International Conference on Politics and International Affairs
22-25 June 2009, Athens Greece
The Athens Institute for Education and Research
Organized by: ATINEP A.E. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Administration: Fani Balaska, Eirini Lentzou, Katerina Maraki, Sylia Sakka.
Organizing and Scientific Committee
1. Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis Head, Politics & International Affairs Research Unit, ATINER & Director, International Studies Program Virginia Tech - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA.
2. Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President and Director, ATINER.
3. Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice-President, ATINER & Professor, Sam Houston University, USA.
4. Dr. Akis Kalaitzidis, Assistant Professor, Central Missouri State University, USA.
5. Dr. George Kaloudis, Chair, Department of History, Law and Government, Rivier College, USA.
6. Dr. Viviane de Beaufort, Professor, ESSEC Business School, France.
7. Dr. Michael P. Malloy, Distinguished Professor & Scholar, University of the Pacific, USA.
8. Dr. Scott Nelson, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, USA.
9. Dr. Christopher Simon, Associate Professor, University of Nevada, USA.
10. Dr. Annabel Droussiotis, Assistant Professor, Intercollege, Cyprus.
11. Dr. Andrew Liaropoulos, Research Analyst, Callaghan Center for the Study of Conflict, Swansea, U.K.
12. Dr. Nancy Anastasia Vamvakas, Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
13. Dr. Margarita Kefalaki, Researcher, ATINER.
14. Mr. Christos Frantzeskakis, Researcher, ATINER.
Monday, June 22nd, 2009
09:00-09:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Chair: Pappas, N., Vice-President, ATINER & Professor, Sam Houston University, USA.
1. Flaschel, P., Professor, Bielefeld University, Germany. Labor Market Institutions, Education and the Formation of Elites in Flexicurity Economics
2. Felsen, D., Associate Professor, Alliant International University, USA. The Evolution of the Hedge Fund Industry as an Institutional Actor in Global Markets
3. De Beaufort, V., Professor, ESSEC. France. The Crisis Challenges the European Union’s Project for the Future.
4. Leen, A.R., Associate Professor, Leiden University, The Netherlands. The Financial Crisis: The Liberal Answer.
Chair: Flaschel, P., Professor, Bielefeld University, Germany.
1. Zariczniak, L., Ph.D. Student, University of Exeter, U.K. The Unseen War: Guerrilla Warfare on the Eastern Front: An Examination of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army and the Polish Home Army.
2. Pekkola, M., Ph.D. Student, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. Erich From and the Escape from Democracy. (History)
Chair: Felsen, D., Associate Professor, Alliant International University, USA.
Chair: Leen, A.R., Associate Professor, Leiden University, The Netherlands.
1. Bashir, H., Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar. Non-State Militancy in International Relations: Some Theoretical Concerns Regarding Religiously Motivated Violence.
21:00 - 22:30 GREEK NIGHT AND DINNER
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
Chair: Mavrikos-Adamou, T., Assistant Professor, Colgate University, USA.
1. Kulnazarova, A., Professor, Tama University, Japan. The Cold War: Neutralism, Race and the UNESCO in 1955-1962.
2. Santos, A., Researcher, New University of Lisbon, Portugal. The Decolonization Committee of the United Nations Organization and the International Legitimation of the Liberation Movements from the Portuguese Colonies: 1961-1974.
3. Duedahl, P., Assistant Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark. From Racial Strangers to Ethnic Minorities, 1945-65. (History)
4. Midtgaard, K., Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. The West European Late-Comer. Human Rights in Danish Development Aid, 1970-2008. (History)
Chair: Kalaitzidis, A., Associate Professor, UCM, USA.
1. Tamvaki, D., Researcher, University of Reading, U.K. A Democratic Audit on the 2004 Euroelectoral Contest.
2. *Mavrikos-Adamou, T., Assistant Professor, Colgate University, USA. The Role of Civil Society in Democracy Building: Albania, Bulgaria and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
3. *Kaloudis, G., Professor, Rivier College, USA. From the Ethnikos Dikhasmos to the Ethnike Katastrophe – Eleftherios Venizelos and King Constantine I.
4. Streich, G., Professor, University of Central Missouri, USA. American National Identity, Multiculturalism, and Globalization.
5. Rein, S., Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Canada. Teaching with Che: Creating a Critical Pedagogy of Place in International Relations.
Chair: *Kaloudis, G., Professor, Rivier College, USA.
1. Milner, W., Director of International Studies & Igleheart Chair in Political Science, University of Evansville, USA. In Search of Reconcilation: Conflict Resolution and the International Criminal Court.
2. Hibbert, N., Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. The Legitimacy of Domestic and Transnational Governance.
3. Hajiyeva, V., Associate Professor, Azerbaijan University, Azerbaijan. On Relations, Stability and Sustainability of Political System.
4. Lecours, A., Associate Professor, Concordia University, Canada. Nationalism: Challenging the State in Liberal Democracies.
Chair: Lecours, A., Associate Professor, Concordia University, Canada.
1. Roodt, V., Lecturer, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Cosmopolitan Citizenship: Between Situatedness and Homelessness.
2. Kalaitzidis, A., Associate Professor, UCM, USA. Immigration in the Balkans.
3. Elwell, M., Instructor, Bilkent University, Turkey. Maghrebian Immigration as a Key Factor in Formulating EU "Security" Policy.
4. Arsenio Nunes,J., Assistant Professor, Centro de Estutos de Historia Contemporanea Portuguesa do ISCTE, Portugal. The Portuguese Communist Party and the Formation of Antifascist Culture and Politics on Portugal.
5. Barlas, D., Associate Professor, Koc University, Turkey. Turkey and Greece: International Affairs in the Interwar Period
Chair: Stivachtis, I., Head, Politics & International Affairs Research Unit, ATINER & Director, International Studies Program Virginia Tech - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA.
1. Duvall, W.E. Professor, Willamette University, USA. Ahmed Kalouaz on Injustice and the Algerian Immigramt Community in France.
2. Yilmaz, E., Ph.D. Candidate, TU Darmstadt, Germany. Rethinking Europeanization of Turkey: Theoretical Insights of Civil Society Involvement at Local Arena. (Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009)
3. Hanish, S., Lead Faculty, National University, USA. Kirkuk Problem: Iraq’s Next Crisis. (Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009, afternoon)
19:30 - 20:30 DINNER
Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
TOUR: Departure at 07:50 Return at 13:30
Thursday, June 25th, 2009
CRUISE: Departure at 07:15 Return at 20:30