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Cross-border exchanges

Eurasian perspectives

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Publié le mardi 06 mars 2018 par Céline Guilleux

Résumé

Research since the 1990s, has witnessed not only the relaunch and expansion of the European constructions (Maastricht 1991, enlargements of 1995, 2004, 2007, 2013) as well as its hesitations (Brexit 2016+) but also a number of Asian and Eurasian successful initiatives : the Shanghai process (1996 as a group, 2001 as an organisation of 6 members, recently enlarged to 8), the Eurasian process (customs union, economic community, today Eurasian Economic Union with 5 members), and a number of other initiatives, among which the CICA, the Silk road One-Belt-One-Road, not to mention security organisations such as the CSTO and also cooperative associations (ASEAN, SAARC, …). These have added to the landscape formed already by the NATO, the EU, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, etc. Such a « proliferation » of regional (and almost pan-regional) frameworks for cooperation should create a strong incentive to facilitate « exchanges » across borders.

Annonce

6th « Europe-Asia » conference - 14th 15th June 2018 - Bishkek

Jointly organised / supported by

  • American University of Central Asia:  Research Office (J. Nicharapova)
  • University of Le Havre and Rouen Normandie:  Lexfeim, Curej (P. Chabal)
  • SEFACIL Foundation, Fondation de France (Y. Alix)
  • Institut Français d'Etudes d'Asie centrale (C. Poujol)
  • Kazakh National University al-Farabi,  EU Centre (K. Baizakova)
  • University of the Lower Danube, Romania (V. Puscasu)
  • Centre for International Relations Studies, Belgium (S. Santander)

 Previous conferences

The present international conference ascribes to a series of international publications. Further editions are due in other countries in 2020, 2022, … Previous conferences covered topics of :

  • « Regional regime dynamics », published in English in France in 2011 as a book Institutionalising Regions : East-Asian and European perspectives
  • « The policies of regional cooperation », published in French also in France in 2011 as a book Perspectives euro-asiatiques institutionnelles et fonctionnelles
  • « Interregional Competition Europe-Asia in the 21st century », published in French in Belgium in 2015 as a book Concurrences Interrégionales Europe-Asie
  • « The limits of regional cooperation », published in English in Mongolia in 2015 as a special issue of the Journal Contemporary Political Society
  • « Can regions understand each other ? », published in 2016 as 5 special issues of, in Mongolia, World Affairs (diplomacy), Contemporary Political Society (1- policies ; 2- Afghanistan) and, in Romania, Public Administration and Regional Studies (1- economics ; 2-logistics)

These 5 conferences and 9 publications 2011-2017 highlight the dedication of a team of researchers engaged in international comparisons, now opening up to colleagues from Kirgizstan and other Eurasian countries.

Presentation

This conference CROSS-BORDER EXCHANGES: Eurasian perspectives on logistics and diplomacy looks, with participants coming from 11 different countries, at the « results » of regions.

Research since the 1990s has witnessed not only the relaunch and expansion of the European construction (Maastricht 1991, enlargements of 1995, 2004, 2007, 2013) as well as its hesitations (Brexit 2016+) but also a number of Asian and Eurasian successful initiatives: the Shanghai process (1996 as a Group, 2001 as an Organisation of 6 members, recently enlarged to 8), the Eurasian process (Customs union, Economic Community, today Eurasian Economic Union with 5 members), and a number of other initiatives, among which the CICA, the Silk road One-Belt-One-Road, also security organisations such as the CSTO and cooperative associations (ASEAN, SAARC, …). These added to the landscape formed already by the NATO, the EU, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, etc.

Such a « proliferation » of regional (and almost pan-regional) frameworks for cooperation should create a strong incentive to facilitate « exchanges » across borders.

Regional construction tends to modify the nature of borders, from absolute sovereign lines of division to logistical transport passage-points, controlled but open, sensitive but necessary.

The Conference will diversify the approach of CROSS-BORDER EXCHANGES : Eurasian perspectives on logistics and diplomacy into the four sub-sessions detailed in the preliminary programme, focusing on 1) political, 2) economic, 3) cultural and 4) security issues.

Programme

Thursday 14th June 2018

9h-9h30 : registration of participants

9h30-10h : opening ceremony, welcoming addresses by AUCA Vice-Rector Ch. Shamshiev, by Ambassadors of France, by of xxxxx, of xxxxxx) / by J. Nicharapova & P. Chabal)

10h-12h30 - plenary session – room CH 1

Diplomacy, borders and logistics: terrestrial and maritime issues

Chairs: Jildiz Nicharapova (Kirgizstan), Yann Alix (France)

  • 10h-10h15 Story-tellings and cases about borders in Central Asia: a 40-year experience, Catherine POUJOL, IFEAC, Bishkek 
  • 10h15-10h30 East-West Cooperation on Security : the SCO-CSTO-NATO collaboration in CA and Afghanistan, Jildiz NICHARAPOVA (AUCA) Nartsiss SHUKURALIEVA (U. Kazimierz Grand, Poland)
  • 10h30-10h45 From Chinese- to Baltic- and Black Seas : how Central Asia land-locked countries will interlink seas, Yann ALIX, Foundation SEFACIL, France
  • 10h45-11h, What does 'inter-regional' mean in the Eurasian case ? From intergovernmental to cross-continental Pierre CHABAL, University of Le Havre Normandie, Sciences-po Europe-Asie Campus
  • 11h-11h15 Confines, crossroad, centrality: Romania's territorial identity, Violeta PUSCASU, University of the Lower Danube, Romania
  • 11h15-11h30 One Belt, One Road: What does it entail for Central Asia? Duman ZHEKENOV, Kazakh National University al-Farabi, Almaty
  • 11h30-11h45 Christianity across Central Asian borders, Brigitte VASSORT, University of Lyon 3, France
  • 11h45-12h Bordering Faith and Nation: the territoriality of temples in Tatarstan, Matthew DERRICK, AUCA, Bishkek

12h-12h30 – discussion

12h30 – 14 h - LUNCH

14h-16h30 - parallel session 1 (room XXX)

Commerce, Trade, Investments and Regional organisations

Chairs: Rahat Sabyrbekov (Kirgizstan), Violeta Puscasu (Romania)

  • 14h-14h15 International Trade in the Eurasian Economic Union Rahat SABYRBEKOV (AUCA) & Roberto GARCIA (U. of Life Sciences, Norway)
  • 14h15-14h30 Free movements in the European Union and in the Eurasian Economic Union Sébastien ADALID, University of Le Havre Normandie, France
  • 14h30-14h45 The fair-trade strategy of the new US administration: implications for Eurasia, Remus TITIRIGA, InHa University, South Korea
  • 14h45-15h Evolution in the European Union - Kirgizstan trade relations, Michel BRUNO, University of Le Havre Normandie, France

15h – 15h15 - PAUSE

  • 15h15-15h30 Energy Investment Cooperation in the Eurasian Region,  Enkhtsetseg SOSORBARAM, National University of Mongolia
  • 15h30-15h45 Human Capital Development at cross-borders as a tool of investment attractiveness, Maral SAGYNALIEVA, Academy of Public Administration, Bishkek
  • 15h45-16h Economic issues of regional cooperation: views from Uzbekistan, Bakhtiyor ISLAMOV, Tashkent State University of Economics, Uzbekistan

16h-16h15 E-commerce in Central Asia as aspect of cross-border exchanges and future development, Asel SAGYNBAEVA, the OSCE Academy, Bishkek

16h15-16h45 – discussion

17h30 – 19h - Dinner

14h-16h30 - parallel session 2 (room XXX)

Building regional identities and values in multi-national contexts

Chairs: Tamo CHATTOPADHAY (USA), Kuralay Baizakova (Kazakhstan)

  • 14h-14h15 Crossing limits in a France in crisis: views from history, Christian CHEVANDIER, University of Le Havre Normandie, France
  • 14h15-14h30 New attraction centers of educational migration in Eurasia, Gulnara BAIKUSHIKOVA, Kazakh National University al-Farabi, Almaty
  • 14h30-14h45 New family-based identities through private international law, Béatrice BOURDELOIS, University of Le Havre Normandie, France
  • 14h45-15h Involvement of women in politics: European Union practices for Kazakhstan, Asiya KUZEMBAEVA, Kazakh National University al-Farabi, Almaty       

15h-15h15 - PAUSE

  • 15h15-15h30 Cross-border cooperation in the legal protection of the environment (Chinese air pollution affecting Korean Peninsula & Tumen River Development program) Young-geun CHAE, University InHa, South Korea 
  • 15h30-15h45 Cross-Border Exchange of Knowledge: Erasmus Plus and the possibilities of building sustainable, Higher-Education capacity in Central Asia”, Tamo CHATTOPADHAY, Bard College, Unites States & AUCA, Bishkek
  • 15h45-16h00 Development of tourism in the Eurasian Economic Union and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Izatbek BERENALIEV, Kirgiz National University, Bishkek
  • 16h00-16h15 - video Building regional identities/values: Turkish domestic and international policies, Esra LAGRO, CIRP, Istanbul, Turkey

16h15-16h45 - discussion

17h30 – 19h - Dinner 

Friday 15th June 2018

9h30-12h - plenary session – room CH 1

Tensions and security over border issues

Chairs – Kanat SULTANALIYEV (Kirgizstan), Pierre Chabal (France)

  • 9h30-9h45 Environmental issues in Central Asia and the role of international institutions, Jeenbek KULENBEKOV, AUCA, Bishkek
  • 9h45-10h Fighting transnational extremism and terrorism of regional and non-regional actors in Central Asia, Kuralay BAIZAKOVA , Kazakh National University al-Farabi, Almaty       
  • 10h-10h15 Security issues and international organisations, Michael BARANICK, AlaToo University, Bishkek
  • 10h15-10h30 Individual and mutual cyber-threat perceptions in Europe and Asia, Kairat BEKOV, Kazakh National University al-Farabi, Almaty

10h30-10h45 - Pause

  • 10h45-11h The New Silk Road : imperialist or humanist ? Philippe GAST, University of Le Havre Normandie, France
  • 11h-11h15 Central Asia's contribution to regional cross-border security Aliya AKATAYEVA, Kazakh National Technical University Satpaev, Almaty

11h15-11h30 Soil degradation in Kirgizstan and the role of International Organisations in Central Asia, Kanat SULTANALIEV, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek

11h30-12h - discussion

12h00 - closing ceremony- room CH 1

(session chairs / Chabal/Nicharapova / next organiser)

12h30 – 13h30 – LUNCH

14h – 18h – Excursion to BURANA by bus (historical site of the Silk Road)

19h-21h – dinner

Contributors to the publication not present in Bishkek

  • Chang-hee NAM Academic cooperation disputing Chinese territorial legacy
  • Antoine MÉGIE Displacing/replacing counter-terrorism within the European Space
  • Sébastien SANTANDER Regionalism and crisis of international liberalism in Europe-Asia
  • Philippe LAGRANGE  Autonomous Weapon Systems (AWS) and international law

Peter Lang PIE  has published five volumes from these European-Asian co-operations (in 2015, 2016a, 2016b, 2016c, 2017). One of the organisers of the Bishkek conference co-ordinates a Peter Lang series New International Insights. A selection of the best presentations at the Bishkek conference shall be submitted for publication as a book to Peter Lang PIE.

As common practice, international participants will pay for their own passage to Bishkek. The local organising committee will cover accommodation (2 days, 3 nights) and meals (from dinner on 13th June to breakfast on 16th June).

Catégories

Lieux

  • 7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
    Bichkek, Kirghizistan (720060)

Dates

  • jeudi 14 juin 2018
  • vendredi 15 juin 2018

Mots-clés

  • border, cooperation, region, new Asia, partnership

Contacts

  • Pierre Chabal
    courriel : pierrechabal [at] yahoo [dot] fr
  • Jildiz Nicharapova
    courriel : jildiz [dot] nicharapova [at] gmail [dot] com

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Pierre Chabal
    courriel : pierrechabal [at] yahoo [dot] fr

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« Cross-border exchanges », Colloque, Calenda, Publié le mardi 06 mars 2018, https://calenda.org/427586

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