Senior Cultural Studies student, Hayal Akarsu has been invited to the conference “Europe and the Mediterranean: Inclusion and Diversity” which will be held in Vienna, at the Diplomatic Academy on June 28 2006
and is organized by the Austrian Institute for International Affairs on behalf of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the occasion of the Austrian Presidency of the European Union.
She is requested to present in Session I“The East and the West: The Role of Perceptions in Euro-Mediterranean Relations” in the context of the following topic: “Religion, culture and identity”. Her travel and accommodation expenses are provided by organizers. Papers from the conference will be published as a book. You can find the conference program below.
We congratulate her for her achievement and wish her success in her further studies.
Europe and the
Inclusion and Diversity
Welcome - dinner for:
Speakers, the representatives of the Austrian Foreign Ministry and of the OIIP (Austrian Institute for International Affairs)
Wednesday, June 28
Coffee and registration
Key note address:
“Return of the Eastern Question?”
Clash of Civilizations or the Clash of Ignorance?
DAN DINER (HEBREW UNIVERSITY, DUBNOW INSTITUTE AT THE
The East and the West,
The role of perceptions in Euro-Mediterranean relations
-Mutual perceptions and images (Orientalism versus Occidentalism)
GEORGE JOFFE (
-The role of Media
KARIM EL-GAWHARI (CORRESPONDENT OF THE AUSTRIAN
BROADCASTING CORPORATION /
-Religion, culture and identity
HAYAL AKARSU (SABANCI UNIVERSITY / ISTANBUL)
Muslim communities in
-Migrant communities and their role in Euro-Mediterranean relations
AMEL BOUBEKEUR (RESEARCH FELLOW AT CEPS /
PATRICK HAENNI (INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP /
-Antisemitism and Islamophobia
MATTI BUNZL (
The debate on political reforms and democracy in the Southern
-Political Islam and Islamist terrorism against democracy?
DIA RASHWAAN (
STRATEGIC STUDIES /
-Democracy in the
YAHYA SADOWSKI (
- Strange bed fellows? Arab Reform and the Role of the West
ALEXANDER FLORES (HOCHSCHULE
UDO STEINBACH (DEUTSCHES ORIENTINSTITUT /
BINNAZ TOPRAK (
-Islam and democracy
WILLIAM HALE (SOAS /
Cultural evening program
International Buffet, accompanied by the sounds of
the music band: AORA (Austrian-Turkish-Egyptian-Indian)
End of Conference
Organised by the Austrian Institute for International Affairs - OIIP in cooperation with the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs.