Conferences

Symposium Nature and Culture at the Black Sea

Program of the Symposium

"Nature and Culture at the Black Sea"

Side event organized by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization
within the SUST-BLACK Conference
9 May 2019, Romanian Parliament, Constantin Stere Hall

9.00-9.15 Key note speaker  Nikolaos Theodossiou : Social aspects of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
9.15-9.30  Key note speaker Alen Amirkhanian: Armenia's Natural Assets and Risks: Prospects for Biophilic and Resilient Society.

9.30 -10.30 Session 1.  Importance of the biological and ecological researches for a sustainable development at the Black Sea.
Moderator Mihaela Melinte

9.30-9.45 Luis Popa, Oana Popa: Grigore Antipa-founder of the biological researches at the Black Sea in Romania.
9.45-10.00 Marius Skolka: Risk factors and sustainable development at the western Black Sea Coast.
10.00 -10.15 Marius Skolka, Adrian Teacă,Tatiana Begun,Mihaela Mureşan,Victor Surugiu: Endemic and endangered marine species - arguments for a Red Book of invertebrates.
10.15-10.30 Adrian Teacă, Tatiana Begun, Mihaela Mureşan, Mickhael Vasquez, Valentina Todorova, Roberto Ingilesi.: Broad -scale Circalittoral soft-bottom benthic habitats at the Romanian Black Sea Coast.
10.30- 11.00 Coffee break.

11.00- 12.30 Session 2. Geological researches at the Black Sea.
Moderator:  Dan Jipa

11.00-11.15 Dan Jipa, Nicolae Panin: Submarine valleys in the Black Sea Basin. Patterns, Networks, Control factors
11.15-11.30 Gabriel Ion: Sea floor morphology and its shallow structure, indicators of the sea level changes in the Black Sea
11.30-11.45. Mihaela C. Melinte-Dobrinescu, Dan Grigorescu, Andrei Briceag, Rodica Macalet:  Middle Miocene rocks and their paleontological content -part of the Southern Dobrogea geological heritage.
11.45-12.00. Antoneta Seghedi: Quantitative assessment of geosites and geodiversity in Northern and Central Dobrogea. A necessary step in geoconservation.
12.00-12.30 Questions and answers for Sessions 1 and 2.

12.30-13.15 Session 3. Conservation and valorisation of the natural heritage of the Black
Moderator Marius Skolka

12.30-12.45 Natașa Văidianu, Florin Iosub, Florin Tătui, Olimpia Pantan-Copăcenaru, Mădălina Popa, Igor Sîrodoev, Andrei Schvab: Using geospatial decision support systems for effective Marine Spatial Planning in Romanian Black Sea.
12.45-13.00 Doinița-Roxana Tîrpan (Cioroiu): Identification of biological active compounds with pharmaceutical importance from Cystoseira barbata species.
13.00-13.15 Romulus-Marian Paiu, Mihaela Mirea-Cândea, Manuela Diana Samaragiu, David Modry , Andrei Daniel Mihalca: Cetacean monitoring and conservation as natural heritage towards a sustainable development Black Sea.
13.15-14.15 Lunch break

14.15- 15.15 Session 4. Nature, history and culture at the Back Sea.
Moderator:   Dan Grigorescu

14.15- 14.30 Constantin Haita: The Man and his environment. The Chalcolithic tells from Dobrogea, Romania.
14.30-14.45 Glicherie Caraivan: Submarine Wrecks - as Archaeological Heritage of the Romanian Black Sea Shelf.
14.45-15.00 Laurent Carozza, Constantin Haita, Jean-Michel Carozza , Adrian Balasescu , Valentin Radu, Mihaela Danu, Cristian Micu : Paysages néolithiques submergés dans le Delta du Danube: approches géo-archéologique et bio-archéologiques autour du tell chalcolithique de Taraschina (5000-3500 BC)
15.00-15.15  Valentin Radu: The Lower Danube mollusc assemblages from Chalcolithic settlements (5th millennium BC): zooarchaeological and palaeoenvironment data.
15.15-15.30 Emil Constantinescu: Cultural dialogue and  diplomacy at the Black Sea.

15.30-16.00 General conclusions and future measures for endorsing the Nature and Culture holistic approach at the Black Sea.                                                                              Rapporteur Dan Grigorescu.

 

SIMPOZIONUL NAŢIONAL CERCETAREA MULTICULTURALITĂȚII DIN DOBROGEA REALIZĂRI ȘI PERSPECTIVESIMPOZIONUL NAŢIONAL CERCETAREA MULTICULTURALITĂȚII DIN DOBROGEA REALIZĂRI ȘI PERSPECTIVE

National Symposium
“Research on Dobrogean Multiculturalism – Developments and Perspectives”

„Ovidius” University of Constanţa Campus, Building A
April 18th, 2019

            The Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization, in collaboration with the "Ovidius" University of Constanța and with the support of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), is organizing a national symposium titled "Research of Multiculturalism of Dobrogea - Developments and Perspectives". The event will take place on Thursday, April 18th, 2019, starting at 9am at the "Ovidius" University of Constanța Campus, Building A, Room 134 – Laboratory of Turkish Language, Culture, and Civilization.

The symposium will bring together a large number of specialists and academics from several Romanian institutes and universities who will present the current status of scientific analysis on the model of multicultural conviviality across the region of Dobrogea. This symposium represents an integral part of the "Dobrogea – Witness to the Millennial Civilizations of the Levant" scientific project, carried out under the aegis of the Institute.

Programme of the event

9:00 – Opening speeches, Umberto Eco Amphitheatre:

Professor Sorin Rugină, Rector of the „Ovidius” University of Constanţa
Professor Dan Grigorescu, Scientific Director of the IASLCC, Bucharest

9:30 – Book presentation by Associated Professor Alexandru Ş. Bologa, Academy of Romanian Scientists: Dobrogea at 140 Years after its Union with the Romanian State – An Example of West-Pontic Multi-ethnic Understanding,

Panel 1 – Research on cultural pluralism – Sources, Principles, and Methodology
Room 134, Laboratory of Turkish Language, Culture, and Civilisation

Moderator: Senior Lecturer Florica (Bohîlțea) Mihuț

10:00-10:15 – Dr Ana-Maria Răducan, „Works and Days. Ancient Literary Representations of the «peasant people» of Dobrogea”, IASLCC, Bucharest
10:15-10:30 – Professor Narcisa Alexandra Știucă, „Celebrations as Emblems of Identity for Italians and Greeks in Dobrogea”, University of Bucharest
10:30-10:45 – Professor Valentin Ciorbea, „The Place and Role of the German Community in the Modernization of Dobrogea (1878-1940)”, „Ovidius” University of Constanța
10:45-11:00 – Senior Lecturer Carmen Ionela Banța, „A Brief Historical Evolution of the Italian Community of Oltenia”, University of Craiova
11:00-11:20 – Discussions

11:20 – 11:35 – Coffee break

Moderator: Professor Narcisa-Alexandra Știucă

11:35-11:50 – Dr Iuliana Titov, „Identities and Intercultural Relations in Northern Dobrogea”, MEAP/ICEM, Tulcea
11:50-12:05 – PhD(c) Alexandru Chiselev, „The Maslenița of Lipovan Russians in Northern Dobrogea: Permanency and Dynamics”, MEAP/ICEM, Tulcea
12:05-12:20 – Dr Corina Iosif, „The Aromanians of Dobrogea: Between Cultural Identity and Ethnic Frontiers”, Romanian Peasant Museum, Bucharest
12:20-12:35 – Professor Mirela Kozlovsky, „The Repertoire of Megleno-Romanian Songs – An Element of Self-Identity”, „Ovidius” University of Constanța
12:35-12:55 – Discussions

12:55 – 14:30 – Lunch Break

Panel 2 – The Turkish Community of Dobrogea – History and Culture
Room 134, Laboratory of Turkish Language, Culture, and Civilisation

Moderator: Senior Lecturer Cosmin Căprioară

14:30-14:45 – Dr Adriana Cupcea, „Turkey’s Policy as Protector-State in the Balkans: A Case Study of the Muslim Community in Dobrogea”, Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, Cluj Napoca
14:45-15:00 – Dr Metin Omer, „A Dysfunctional System: The Organization of Education for Turks and Tatars in Greater Romania (1918-1940)”, “Ovidius” Institute for Science, Culture, and Spirituality at the “Ovidius” University of Constanța
15:00-15:15 – Senior Lecturer Neriman Hasan, „Notes on Perspectives for the Development of the Turkish Mother Tongue”, “Ovidius” University of Constanța
15:15-15:30 – Lecturer Enache Tuşa, „Multicultural Interferences in Southern Dobrogea (1900-1950). An Analysis of Research Conducted by the Sociological School of Bucharest”, “Ovidius” University of Constanța
15:30: 16:05 – Discussions

16:00-16:20 – Coffee Break

Moderator: Senior Lecturer Neriman Hasan

16:20-16:35 – Senior Lecturer Nistor Bardu, Senior Lecturer Cosmin Căprioară, „The Reflections of Balkan Multilingualism in the Ethnolinguistic Reality of Dobrogea”, “Ovidius” University of Constanța
16:35-16:50 – Senior Lecturer Cristina Dafinoiu, „The Greek Communities of Dobrogea and their Connections to the Motherland”, “Ovidius” University of Constanța
16:50-17:05 – PhD(c) Mădălina Serbov, „Emblems of Multiculturalism at Sulina”, “Ovidius” University of Constanța
17:05-17:20 – Discussions

17:20 – Closing remarks by Senior Lecturer Florentina Nicolae, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Letters at the “Ovidius” University of Constanța

De la confruntare la dialog. Europa și evoluţia discursului cultural, religios și politic în Orientul Mijlociu

FROM POLARIZATION TO DIALOGUE

EUROPE AND THE EVOLUTION OF CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL DISCOURSE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

March 6th-8th 2019
University of Bucharest
Constantin Stoicescu Hall
36-46 Mihail Kogalniceanu Blvd.


Participants

Nur Köprülü, Near East University, Nicosia,
Identity and nation building in Middle East: cases from monarchies
Herman Teule, Catholic University, Leuven
The tension between ethnicity and religion: the emergence of Christian political parties in Iraq
Johan Gärde, Uppsala University
 Who can I trust in Lebanon and beyond? On bonding and bridging trust in a multi-confessional context
Adrian Bărbieru, University of Bucharest
Nicolae Titulescu and the political and ecclesiastical relations between Romania and Ethiopia (1930s- 1970s)
Marshall J. Breger, Catholic University of America, Washington
How Cultural and Religious Narratives Effect the Law of Holy Places in Jerusalem
Daniel Seidemann, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Jerusalem: Between the Cohabitation of the Incompatible and the Weaponization of Faith
Adrian Mlădinoiu, University of Bucharest
Look back in history-foresight in future: The bilateral relations between Romania and Israel
Cătălin-Ștefan Popa, Institute for the History of Religions, Romanian Academy
Syriac Christians and their Heritage in Jerusalem: Historical Memories and Future Challenges
James L. Gelvin, University of California, Los Angeles
What is the New Middle East?
Shabo Talay, Freie Universität Berlin
Political and religious perspectives of Turkey towards its Christian minorities - the Syriacs of Turabdin - case study
Martin Tamcke, Georg-August-Universität-Göttingen
A discussion in the shadow of the siege and conquest of Eastern Gouta
Sebastian Elsässer, Christian-Albrechts-Universität-Kiel
The Coptic Church and al-Azhar in Egyptian politics since 2011

Conference Schedule

MARCH 6th
Panel 1
State formation and the construction of national identity in the Middle East: particular cases of disputes over political and religious legitimacy
Chair: James L. Gelvin, University of California, Los Angeles
Speakers:
09:30-10:15 Nur Köprülü, Near East University, Nicosia
Identity and nation building in Middle East: cases from monarchies
10:15-11:00 Herman Teule, Catholic University, Leuven
The tension between ethnicity and religion: the emergence of Christian political parties in Iraq
11:00-11:30 Coffee & Tea
11:30-12:15 Johan Gärde, Uppsala University
Who can I trust in Lebanon and beyond? On bonding and bridging trust in a multi-confessional context
12:15-13:00 Adrian Bărbieru, University of Bucharest
Nicolae Titulescu and the political and ecclesiastical relations between Romania and Ethiopia from the early 1930s until 1970s
13:00-14:30 Lunch

Panel 2
The case of the controversial move. The instrumentalization of religious, confessional
and political rhetoric in shifting perceptions of Jerusalem
Chair: Herman Teule, The Catholic University of Leuven
Speakers:
15:30-16:15 Marshall J. Breger, The Catholic University of America, Washington
How Cultural and Religious Narratives Effect the Law of Holy Places in Jerusalem
16:15-16:45 Coffee & Tea
16:45-17:30 Daniel Seidemann, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem: Between the Cohabitation of the Incompatible and the Weaponization of Faith
17:30-18:15 Adrian Mlădinoiu, University of Bucharest
Look back in history-foresight in future: The bilateral relations between Romania and Israel
18:15-19:00 Cătălin-Ștefan Popa, Institutul de Istorie a Religiilor, Academia Română
Syriac Christians and their Heritage in Jerusalem: Historical Memories and Future Challenges
20:00-21:00 Dinner

MARCH 7th
Panel 3
Political attitudes towards peace-building. From confrontational to consensual discourse in the Middle East
Chair: Daniel Seidemann, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Speakers:
09:30-10:15 James L. Gelvin, University of California, Los Angeles
What is the New Middle East?
10:15-11:00 Shabo Talay, Freie Universität Berlin
Political and religious perspectives of Turkey towards its Christian minorities: the Syriacs of Turabdin as a case study
11:00-11:30 Coffee & Tea
11:30-12:15 Sebastian Elsässer,Christian-Albrechts-Universität-Kiel
The Coptic Church and al-Azhar in Egyptian politics since 2011
12:15-13:00 Hamed Quisay, SOAS University, London
(topic will be announced)
13:00-14:30 Lunch
15:00-19:00 Visit to the Palace of Parliament and the Old Town
20:00-22:30 Festive Dinner

MARCH 8th
08:00 Departure to Sinaia and Bușteni
Visit to Peleș Castle, Sinaia Monastery & Caraiman Monastery
13:00-14:00 Lunch at Caraiman Monastery
14:30 Return to Bucharest
18:00-18:45 Martin Tamcke,Georg-August-Universität-Göttingen
A discussion in theshadowofthe siege andconquestof Eastern Ghouta
– keynotelectureat the headquartersofthe Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant
Culture andCivilization
18:45-19:15 Closing remarks

Cetățenia Europeană dincolo de Brexit

 

EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP beyond BREXIT

Bucharest, 7 March 2019

EU citizenship has just celebrated its 25th anniversary, having first been introduced by the Maastricht Treaty in 1993. EU citizenship was and continues to be the first form of transnational citizenship of the post-World War II order. Brexit has been the biggest historical challenge to this project so far. This historical episode requires proper reckoning.

Agenda

10:00 - 11:30 OPENING PLENARY SESSION: Brexit and EU Citizenship
Moderation: Petar Markovic, executive director of the ECIT Foundation
Speakers:

● Dr. Iordan Gheorghe Bărbulescu – President of the SNSPA’s Senate
● Dr. Victor Negrescu, Vice-Rector of SNSPA, Former RO EU Minister, Former MEP
● Dr. Dan Grigorescu – Scientific Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization
● Ms. Jane Morrice, Vice-President of EESC
● His Excellency Andrew Noble – Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Romania
● Ms. Suzana Carp – Board member of ECIT and European Alternatives
● Mr. Tony Simpson – Permanent European Union Citizenship, ECI

● Short introductions on the current state of EU citizenship and future prospects especially in light of the current political developments: Brexit, the run-up to the European elections, Romanian Presidency. Question time with the participants.
● Suggested questions for debate – What is the level of public understanding of EU citizenship? What is the relationship with national citizenship? What are the main barriers to the practice of European rights and how can these be overcome? Can EU citizenship become a theme for the European elections? How does Brexit effect this debate and what are the implications of those on the Romanian perspective in the country and among its mobile citizens?

11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 - 13:00 Workshop 1 - Romanian dimension of Brexit EU citizenship beyond the EU
Moderation: Ms. Suzana Carp, Board member of the ECIT Foundation and European Alternatives

● Ms. Victoria Nedelciuc – President of the Director Council, Centrul pentru Inovare Publică
● Ms. Cosmin Bârzan – Director of the Civic Resource Centre
● Ms. Alexandra van Westernhagen – New Europeans
● Dr. Mihail Caradaică – SNSPA

● The European Citizens’ Initiative on Permanent European Citizenship is currently collecting signatures throughout the EU requesting the Commission to propose means to avoid the risk of the collective loss of EU citizenship and rights, and assure all EU citizens that, once attained, such status is permanent and their rights acquired. In addition to promoting this ECI to the Romanian public, this workshop aims to discuss the tools at the disposal of citizens and decision-makers in their fight for the preservation and expansion of European citizenship. A special emphasis will be put on the Romanian perspective on this, stemming from its experience before membership, during the transitional period and after, including its citizens’ pronounced interest in active participation manifest in the number of signatures for ECI as well as the activist image its citizens residing both in the country and other member states have carved out.

13:00 - 13:45 LUNCH BREAK

13:45 - 14:30 Exploratory Workshop lead by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization: Redefining the borders in a multi-speed Europe - reflections on cultural and societal challenges in South-Eastern Europe

Moderation: Dr. Vlad Nistor, Member of the Scientific Council of IASLCC, former President of the Senate of the University of Bucharest, former General Director of the Romanian Diplomatic Institute

● Dr. Ecaterina Lung, University of Bucharest
● Dr. Daniela Zaharia, University of Bucharest
● Dr. Carol Căpiță, University of Bucharest
● Dr. Petar Markovič, Executive Director of the ECIT Foundation
● Dr. Mihail Dobre, University of Bucharest and State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
● Ms. Margareta Arsenescu, Chief Commissioner, Minister of Internal Affairs
● Dr. Cezar Bîrzea - SNSPA

● Brexit reopens the debates, both on the economic and political boundaries, as well as on the social, legal, and cultural frontiers. This context generates new horizons of analysis and reflection for the Eastern European countries, which experienced the democratic exercise for almost three decades. The concept of Multi-speed Europe requires to rethink not only the institutional functioning of the EU, but also the integration mechanism into the union. At the same time, new challenges are emerging such as the populism or the manipulation of the ethnic, cultural, and the religious differences. In this respect, the role of the EU Members and candidate countries is growing, especially the role of those countries located in areas having a long tradition of multi-ethnic cohabitation, such as South-East European region.
● Suggested topics for debate – Brexit and the Common Values of the Europe Union; East or West? Cultural Identity and Security Risks in East Europe; The external dimension of Justice and Home Affairs; Forms of Soft-Power Diplomacy – Redefining the Borders through Educational Cooperation; Brexit challenge and the need for (re)defining the European project (identity, vision and limitations).

14:30 - 15:15 Participatory Workshop – EU Citizenship in Practice
Led by dr. Dan Carbunaru, the Director of Calea Europeana & dr. Petar Markovic on behalf of the Institute of European Studies (ULB, Brussels), the European Alternatives and the ECIT Foundation
● Political rights are part and parcel of European citizenship. Year 2019, therefore, provides all EU citizens with the opportunity to practice their citizenship by taking part in the elections for the European Parliament. The first half of the workshop will introduce the Transeuropa Caravans project (TEC2019) aiming to mobilize EU citizens across more than 15 member states.
● Secondly, the audience will have a chance to given their input to the transnational debate in the run-up to the EP elections. As part of the Open EU Debate project, the Institute of European Studies of Université libre de Bruxelles is planning to host a series of debates with lead candidates (or Spitzenkandidaten) before the 2019 European elections. In efforts to foster a truly transnational debate, participants would be guided to discuss and come up with questions that would be posed to the candidates in the debate series that will be launched in Brussels on 20 March 2019.

15:15-16:00 Closing session Q&A

Conference marking the launch of the “Dobrogea – Witness to the Millennial Civilizations of the Levant” project

 

Conference marking the launch of the
“Dobrogea – Witness to the Millennial Civilizations of the Levant” project

November 29th, 2018
National Museum of Geology, Bucharest

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

9.30 – 10.00    Opening addresses from the organizers of the event:

Emil Constantinescu, President of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization;

Sorin Rugină, Rector of the “Ovidius” University in Constanţa;

Delia Dumitraş, National Museum of Geology

10.00 – 10.20    Valentin Ciorbea: 140 years since Dobrogea’s Unification with Romania

10.20 – 10.35    Dan Grigorescu: The “Dobrogea – Witness to the Millennial Civilizations of the Levant” project

10.35 – 11.00     Marius Skolka, Dan Grigorescu: Travel Diaries through 2018’s Dobrogea; Ionuț Scutelnicu: Film presentation.

11.00 – 11.45    Coffee break

Visiting the “Stone quarries, citadels and archaeological monuments of Dobrogea” exhibition

11.45-14.00      Scientific communiques – section on Ethnography, History and Dobrogean Archaeology

11.45 – 14.00     Tasin Gemil: The Tatar Community in Romania is in Grave Peril

12.00 – 12.15     Tuşa Enache: The Sociological Research of Royal Student Teams in Dobrogean Villages

12.15 – 12.25      Daniela – Mirela Pleşoianu: Cultural Aspects of Dobrogea (poster)

12.25 – 12.35     Ştefan Manolescu: The Perception of Dobrogean Communities seen through Illustrated Postcards (poster)

12.35 – 12.50     Ioan Carol Opriş: Capidava – the Citadel on the Bend of the Danube. A Millennium of History

12.50 – 13.05     Valentina Cetean, Valeriu Sîrbu, Magdalena Ștefan, Dan Ștefan, Alexandra Teodor, Mihai Ionescu, Anișoara Sion, Florentina Martiș, Alexandru Hălbac: Geo-Archaeology in the Tumular Landscape of Ancient Kallatis: the Hellenistic Funerary Monument at Movila Doamnei (Southern Dobrogea)

13.05 – 13.20     Mirela Paraschiv: Dobrogean Citadels and Regional Development

13.20 – 13.30     Andrei Schvab, Igor Sîrodoev, Natașa Tătui-Văidianu, Mirela Paraschiv, George Cracu, Irina Florea-Saghin: Some Aspects of the Geopolitical Role Played by Major Transport Infrastructure in Dobrogea (poster)

13.30 – 14.30   Lunch Buffet

14.30 – 16.00   Scientific communiques and posters – section on the Conservation of the Natural Environment

14.30 – 14.45    Alexandra Telea, Theodor Sebastian Topliceanu, Dragoș Bălășoiu, Robert Șerban: Biodiversity in Quarries – a Case Study of Iglicioara Quarry

14.45 – 15.00    Geanina Fănaru, Alexandra Elena Șoimu: The Impact Factors on Protected Areas in Romania (poster and intervention)

15.00 – 15.15     Sabina E. Ochiana, Ruben Iosif, Florina Stănescu, Dan Cogălniceanu: Common Strategies for the Conservation of Natural and Cultural Heritage on Archaeological Sites

15.15 – 15.25      Daciana Sava: Habitats of „Nature 2000” Marine Sites on the Romanian Coast (poster)

15.25 – 15.35     Marius Făgăraș: Habitats and Plant Species of Conservational Interest along the Black Sea Coastline

15.35 – 15.45     Marius Lungu: Dobrogea’s Climatic Individuality (poster)

15.45 – 16.00    George-Marius Cracu: The Touristic Potential of Northern Dobrogea (poster and intervention)

16.00 – 17.00  General Discussion

 

EXPLORATORY WORKSHOP

 

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

Monday 29.10.2018

11,00 Opening speeches

Mr. Emil Constantinescu, President of the Scientific Council, IASLCC

Mr. Remus Pricopie, Rector, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration

Mr. Mircea Dumitru, Rector, University of Bucharest

11.15 Global Governance / Mr. Garry Jacobs , WAAS / Leadership in the organisations , Mrs. Oana Brânda, PhD, Lecturer, Levant Institute IASLCC.

11.30 Discussions on the theme proposed

11.45 What plans of development for the Levant area? / Garry Jacobs, WAAS.

12.00 Discussions on the theme proposed

12.15 Northern Africa / The issue of water heritage, culture, threats / Mrs.  Florica Mihuţ, PhD, Professor, Levant Institute IASLCC

12.30 Discussions on the theme proposed/ ideas to emerge during brainstorming

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Middle East / Where do we go from here?, Mrs. Daniela Zaharia, PhD Lecturer, University of Bucharest

14.15 Discussions on the theme proposed

14.30 Black Sea (cultural and heritage related) challenges/ Vasile Rotaru, PhD, Researcher, National School of Political and Administrative Sciences,   Andreea Grecu, PhD, lecturer, General Manager IASLCC.

14.45 Discussions on the theme proposed/ ideas to emerge during brainstorming

15.30 Coffee break

15.45 Mediterraneans / Mr.Alberto Zucconi, WAAS.

16.00 Discussions on the theme proposed/ ideas to emerge during brainstorming

16.30 Conclusions of the day

Tuesday, 30.10.2018

11.00 The Balkans / Mr. Nebojsa Neskovic, WAAS/ Mrs. Miruna Troncotă, PhD, lecturer, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration

11.45 Discussions on the proposed theme

12.15 Conclusions of the day and the exploratory workshop

13.00 Thank you speeches

CONFERENCE RESEARCH REGARDING THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ROMANIA AND TURKEY BETWEEN 1878 AND 2018

CONFERENCE

RESEARCH REGARDING THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ROMANIA AND TURKEY
BETWEEN 1878 AND 2018

 25 SEPTEMBER 2018

  

PROGRAMME

 

10.30 – 11.15: INAUGURAL SESSION

               Professor Emil CONSTANTINESCU, PhD, President of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization

               Professor Ioan–Aurel POP, PhD, Rector of the "Babeş–Bolyai" University, Cluj–Napoca, President of the Romanian Academy

               His Excellency Osman Koray ERTAȘ, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Romania.

               Mrs. Yasemin MELEZ BİÇER, co-ordinator of TIKA, Bucharest

               Signing ceremony of the Collaborative Framework Protocol between the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization and the Institute of Turkology at the Babeş–Bolyai University, Cluj–Napoca

               Dean of Romanian Turkology, Mustafa A. MEHMED (in collaboration with Scientific Researcher Nagy PIENARU, PhD, from the "Nicolae Iorga" Institute of History at the Romanian Academy in Bucharest), 140 years of Romanian–Turkish diplomatic relations (Main Phases)

11.15 – 11.30: Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00: SECOND SESSION

               Moderator: 

               Associated Lecturer Valentin NAUMESCU, PhD, "Babeş – Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca

               Speakers: 

               Professor Sorin-Liviu DAMEAN, PhD, University of Craiova: Trandafir G. Djuvara – Plenipotentiary Minister to Constantinople (1896 – 1900)

               Associated Lecturer Adrian-Bogdan CEOBANU, PhD, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iaşi: Policy, Diplomacy and Economy. The Visits of the Romanian Ministers of Foreign Affairs to Constantinople (the end of the 19th – beginning of 20th centuries)

               Associated Lecturer Mihai GHIȚULESCU, PhD, University of Craiova: Modernizing the Political System in Romania and in the Ottoman Empire (1908 – 1919)

               Dan Prodan, PhD, Botoşani: The 10th Anniversary of the Republic of Turkey and the Participation of the Muslim Delegation from Romania (1933)

               Reserve General Mihail IONESCU, PhD, Professor at the Institute for Political Defence Studies and Military History in Bucharest: Political Compatibilities and Strategic Servitudes: The Case of the Romanian-Turkish Military Convention of 1934

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch Break       

14.00 – 15.45: THIRD SESSION

               Moderator: 

               Professor Călin Felezeu, PhD, "Babeş–Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca

               Speakers:

               Associated Lecturer Marian ZIDARU, PhD, "Andrei Șaguna" University, Constanța: SOE in the Balkans during the World War II. The Case of Salvet Lütfi Tozan alias Pant

               Melek FETISLEAM, PhD, Constanța: The Fruitful Collaboration between the Ambassador of Turkey in Bucharest, Hamdullah Suphi Tanrıöver, and the leader of the Tatar National Movement in Romania, Müstecib Hacı Fazıl

               Melike ROMAN, Bucharest: A book about Nicolae Titulescu edited in Turkey

               Claudiu-Victor TURCITU, PhD, National Archives of Romania: Ottoman-Turkish Documents in the National Archives of Romania

               Professor Virgiliu-Leon ȚÂRĂU, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca: Spies and Diplomats from a War to Another: Relations between Romania and Turkey at the End of the Second World War

               Professor Tasin GEMIL, PhD, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca: Collaboration and Friendship Relations between Romania and Turkey

               Professor Liviu ȚÂRĂU, PhD, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca: iuliu Maniu and Constantin I.C. Brătianu commemorated in Istanbul (1956, January)

15.45 – 16.00: Coffee break

16.00 – 18.00: FOURTH SESSION

               Moderator: 

               Professor Sorin Liviu DAMEAN, PhD, University of Craiova

               Speakers: Professor Călin FELEZEU, PhD, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca: The Evolution of Bilateral Relations between Romania and Turkey in the Post-December 1989 Period

               Associated Lecturer Valentin NAUMESCU, PhD, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca: Post-Kemalist turkey and the New Strategic Relations at the West – Middle East Confluence. NATO in the Black Sea Region and the Implications for Romania

               Margareta ASLAN, PhD, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca: Cultural Diplomacy between Romania and Turkey (1990 – 2018)

               Güven GÜNGÖR, PhD c. at the Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest: The Evolution of Economic Ties between Romania and Turkey in the Last Decade

               Adina FODOR, PhD, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca: Establishing and Developing the Relationships between the "Babeş-Bolyai" University and Universities in the Turkic World (2009 – 2018)

18.00 – 19.00: Debates and discussions on the presented communications

19.30 – 22.00: Festive Dinner (Invitation only)

Institutul de Studii Avansate pentru Cultura și Civilizația Levantului Centru de excelență al Academiei Mondiale de Artă și Știință Institutul de Studii Avansate pentru Cultura și Civilizația Levantului Centru de excelență al Academiei Mondiale de Artă și Știință

Conferința „Dobrogea. Martor al civilizațiilor Levantului. Punte între Extremul Orient și Occident”

 

Conference

Dobrogea – Witness of the Millenial Civilizations of the Levant. Bridge Between the Civilizations of the Western Europe and the Far East

Constanța, 21-23 June 2018

Program

Friday, the 22nd of June

11.00 – 14.30 Maritime Station. Round-table on the topic “Constanta Harbour on the Road Silk 2018”, organized by „Compania Națională „Administrația Porturilor Maritime”, in partnership with “Silk Road Association”, and “Constanța Port Business Association”.
Emil Constantinescu, the Chairman of the Scientific Board of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization, the former president of Romania (1996-2000), and one of the promoters of the project concerning the Silk Road’s renaissance, speaks about its history and its cultural dimension.
“Dobrogea – bridge between Far East and West”, launched in Constanta, is one of the multiannual projects of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization.
15.00 – 16.00 “Mircea cel Bătrân” Naval Academy. The Hall of the Senate. Emil Constantinescu, the Chairman of the Scientific Board of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization, and the Captain Octavian Tărăbuță, the “Mircea cel Bătrân” Naval Academy Superintendent (Rector), will sign a partnership between these two institutions, concerning some activities for the multiannual project “Dobrogea – Bridge Between the Civilizations of the Western Europe and the Far East”.
17.00 – 18.30 “Ovidius” University. The Hall of the Senate. The scientific director, Prof. Dr. Dan Grigorescu, presents the multiannual program “Dobrogea – Witness of the Millenial Civilizations of the Levant”. The project is structured on three scientific fields: history and archaelogy; ethnicities and their cultures; natural and cultural heritage.
Emil Constantinescu, the Chairman of the Scientific Board of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization, and Prof. Dr. Sorin Rugină, the Rector of the “Ovidius” University, will sign a partnership between these two institutions, concerning some activities for this project.

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The ‚Levant’ Initiative for Global Peace:

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Institutul de Studii Avansate pentru Cultura și Civilizația Levantului, președinte Emil Constantinescu

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