Conference: Non-Military Security Threats, Central Asia & Caucasus

 

The Manchester University Research Group on Central Asia and the Caucasus is holding a conference:
"Non-Military Security Threats in Central Asia and the Caucasus"
31 May-1 June 2000, at Chancellors Conference Centre, Chancellors Way, Manchester, UK

The cost for attending the seminar is 89 British pounds, which includes one night's accommodation in the conference centre (3-star hotel quality, with en-suite bathroom, TV, etc.) and meals, teas and coffees. We regret that non-residential places are not available.

If you would like to attend, please contact:

Dr Edmund Herzig
Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Manchester University
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL
UK
Tel. 0161 275 3070 (direct)
Tel. 0161 275 3073 (secretary)
Fax 0161 275 3264
Email: edmund.herzig@man.ac.uk; edmund@bnn.dircon.co.uk

Programme

Wednesday 31 May 2000
2.00-2.30pm Registration
2.30-2.45pm Opening Remarks
Edmund Herzig (Manchester University)
2.45-4.00pm Panel 1 Energy Security
John Roberts (Independent Consultant), Issues in Caspian Energy Security.
Robin Bhatty (Independent Consultant), Caspian Pipeline Security.
4.30-5.30pm Panel 2 Political Security
Jonathan Aves (Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Nation-building, Legitimacy and Political Stability in the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Anna Zelkina (School of Oriental and African Studies, London University), The Islamist Challenge in the Caucasus.

Thursday 1 June 2000
10.00-11.00am Panel 3 Crime and Security
Tamara Makarenko (Aberystwyth University), The Links between Organized Crime, Terrorism and Religious Extremism in Central Asia.
Domitilla Sagromoso (King's College, London University), Small Arms Proliferation in the Caucasus.
11.30am-1.00pm Panel 4 Societal Security
Shirin Akiner (School of Oriental and African Studies, London University), Unemployment, Pauperization and Educational Collapse in Tajikistan.
Bhavna Dave (School of Oriental and African Studies, London University), Language Policy and Threats to Identity in Central Asia.
2.30-4.00pm Panel 5 Environmental Security
Stuart Horsman (Sheffield University), The Environmental Security Agenda in Central Asia.
Sarah O'Hara (Nottingham University), Security Implications of the Central Asiašs Water Crisis.
Daphne Biliouri (Independent Consultant), Resource Politics in Central Asia as a Security Threat.
4.30-5.30pm Panel 6 Responding to Non-Military Security Threats
Paul Bergne (St Antony's College, Oxford University), National Responses.
Roy Allison (Royal Institute of International Affairs), International Responses.
Anna Matveeva (Deloitte & Touche Tohmatsu), NGO Responses.
5.30-5.45pm Concluding Remarks
Cigdem Balim (Manchester University)

The conference is sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

Last updated:    May 2000


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