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Beyond Europe

24 October 2017 — 25 September 2017 Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan

Beyond Europe

Politics and Change in Global and Regional Affairs, October 24-25th, 2017

A detailed perspective and reflection on international and regional matters beyond Europe is not very common in contemporary political science and public debate on the Old Continent, let alone Poland. The Department of Non–European Political Studies (Faculty of Political Science and Journalism of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań) believes the following international scientific conference to be a great opportunity to discuss contemporary changes in both regional and international perspective.

Beyond Europe, Politics and Change in Global and Regional Affairs is the Conference title. Discussion within this scientific event is being conducted with regards to a wide spectrum of opinions and views as well as the interdisciplinary approach towards proposed presentations. Long-term cooperation with scientific research centres in Asia, South America and Africa we will be encouraged to make sure that during our conference there will be plenty of voices from regions represented by the participants.  The Conference aims at giving every participant the unique perspective to learn all of the interesting facts, exchange opinions and discuss interpretations of current international issues.

At the same time we are sure that event is going to attract many well-known and respectable scientists as well as novices in the field, including students who will be invited to share their perspectives and views of the current affairs. Many methodological approaches, scientific methods and schools will provide an interesting backgrounds to make panel discussions dynamic and exciting.

The organizers welcome scientists, businessmen, NGO’s representatives and diplomats from different parts of the globe.  Such diversity will certainly foster tangible results and contribute to a more professional academic and public debate.

This conference’s official language is English.

Beyond Europe. Politics and Change in Global and Regional Affairs consists of 8 unique panels on given subject. Those are:

1. Contemporary international and national security matters

a)      International terrorism and criminality.

b)      Narcotics, guns and human trafficing.

c)      Slavery in XXI century.

d)      Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

e)      Militarisation of states and armament problems.

f)       Security of critical infrastructure.

g)      Security and defence of national borders.

h)      Private military companies and their conduct.

i)        XXI century human security.

j)        European migrant crisis – reasons, conduct, responses, consequences.

2. Conflicts in XXI century

a)      Contemporary conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa.

b)      Conflict of interests in South-East Asia.

c)      Cooperation and rivalry in South America.

d)      Competition of world powers in Central Asia.

e)      Competition over natural resources of Arcitc.

f)       Coalitions and defence organisations – how powerful and how successful those really  are?

g)      Origins and consequences of conflicts in the Middle East.

3. Contemporary ecological and climate threats and problems

a)      Most concerning ecological problems of the XXI century.

b)      Climate change and its consequences.

c)      Civilisation development and its impact on ecological security.

d)      New technologies for the environment.

e)      Rivalry over water and natural resources in XXI century.

4. Political systems in XXI century

a)      Libral democracy in XXI century, chances and threats.

b)      Impact of tribalism on political system.

c)      Non-democratic systems and their future.

d)      Evolution of democracy – hopes and dangers.

e)      Fallen states in Africa and Asia and their systemic problems.

f)       Problem of succession in Central Asian states.

 5. Usage of modern digital technologies

a)      Consequences of technological advancement on labour market.

b)      Digital exclusion: reasons and consequences.

c)      New technologies and precariate.

d)      Profiling and advertising in XXI century.

e)      Automation and its consequences on labour market.

f)       Education and new technologies: directions of development.

g)      Usage of modern data gathering systems.

h)      Modern concepts of Smart City and Smart Grid.

i)        Informational Society, future or present.

j)        State development strategies and cybersecurity.

6. Methodology of sciences, approaches, theories, scientific methods

a)      Contemporary challenges in methodology of sciences.

b)      Concept of science development, approaches and schools.

c)      Newest discoveries in physics and its impact on social and political science.

d)      New subjects in scientific research.

e)      Liberalism in international relations and political science in XXI century.

f)       Structural realism in international relations and political science in XXI century.

g)      Constructivism in international relations and political science in XXI century.

h)      Postmodernism in science: origins, accomplishments, influence, effects.

7. Contemporary economic challenges in Non-European sphere

a)      Economic problems of countries in Horn of Africa.

b)      Economic problems of Sub-Saharan Africa.

c)      Sufficient and effective ways to fight poverty.

d)      Enonomy based on natural resources: advantages and disadvantages.

e)      Innovative economy and sustainability outside EU.

f)       Outsourcing and its consequences.

g)      Role of remittances and money transfers in contemporary economy.

h)      Financial sector and its influence on politics.

i)        Global indebtness problems: origins, structure, possible solutions.

j)        Capitalism in XXI century: condition, threats and chances.

k)      Problem of famine in XXI century.

l)        Labour market in XXI century.

8. Social innovations and social participation in Africa, Asia, Americas and Australia

a)      Social innovations: origins, development, contemporary condition.

b)      Social participation and civil society.

c)      Social policies and its consequences.

d)      Local community projects and its effects.

9. Regional Politics and Civil Society in Taiwan

a)      Political and social system in Taiwan in relation to the rest of South-East Asia.

b)      Taiwan in regional and global relations.

c)      Contemporary trade and investment opportunities in Taiwan and South-East Asia.

d)      Social and cultural factors for transformation in Taiwan and South-East Asia.

e)      Taiwan security dilemmas: contemporary challenges and opportunities.

http://beyondeurope.amu.edu.pl/#invitation

Attached files

  • Beyond-Europe-2-finał-1-1024x259


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