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Fourth AFES-PRESS GMOSS Workshop on Reconceptualising Security:
"Security Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks"

at the

First World International Studies Conference (WISC) at
Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 24- 27 August 2005:

website:/Preliminary Programme

with financial support by the Public Diplomacy Division of NATO
Coordinator Mediterranean Dialogue and Istanbul Cooperation and Initiative Countries

Co-chairpersons:

PD Dr. Hans Günter Brauch, Free University of Berlin; AFES-PRESS, Mosbach (Germany)
Dr. Yasemin Biro, Columbia University, New York (Turkey)
Prof. Dr. Úrsula Oswald Spring, UNAM/CRIM, Cuernavaca (Mexico)
Prof. Dr. Bechir Chourou, Carthage University in Tunis (Tunisia)

Members of the Advisory and Organising Committee for the
Planned AFES-PRESS Workshop in Istanbul

1. Prof. Mustafa Aydin, Faculty of Political Science, Ankara University, Turkey
2. Dr. Jörn Birkmann, Scientific Advisor, UNU Institute on Environment and Human Security, Germany (co-editor)
3. Ass. Prof. Dr. Yasemin Biro, Columbia University, New York, Turkey (co-editor)
4. Prof. Dr. Janos Bogardi, Director, UNU Institute on Environment and Human Security, Germany
5. PD Dr. Hans Günter Brauch, Free University of Berlin, Germany (co-editor)
6. Prof. Dr. Bechir Chourou, University of Tunis, co-organiser, Tunisia (co-editor)
7. Prof. Dr. John Grin, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (co-editor)
8. Dr. Bassam Hayek, Director, Environmental Research Center, Royal Scientific Society, Amman, Jordan (co-editor)
9. Amb. (Ret.), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yannis Kinnas, Athens, Greece
10. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Czeslaw Mesjasz, Economic University, Cracow, Poland (co-editor)
11. Prof. Dr. Peter Liotta, Executive Director, Pell Center, USA, Newport, R.I, USA (co-editor)
12. Prof. Dr. Úrsula Oswald Spring, UNAM/CRIM, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico (co-editor)
13. Prof. Dr. Francisco Rojas Aravenna, Secretary General of FLACSO, San Jose, Costa Rica
14. Prof. Dr. Mohamed El Sayed Selim, University of Cairo and Kuwait


Most participants of the AFES-PRESS workshop in front of the Lares Park Hotel in Istanbul


Wednesday, 24 August 2005

10.00-15.00 Editorial Meeting in Lares Park Hotel

16:00-17.30 Registration at Bilgi University

17:30-19.00 Opening Plenary at Bilgi University

19.30-20.30: Opening reception hosted by Bilgi University

21.00 Opening Dinner at Lares Park Hotel (hosted by NATO)


PD Dr. Hans Günter Brauch: From The Hague to Istanbul: Welcome to the Workshop
Prof. Úrsula Oswald Spring: Welcome from CLAIP and the AFES-PRESS Board
After dinner poetry: Peter Liotta, Poetus Laureatus of AFES-PRESS and of the Hexagon Series


Thursday, 25 August 2005

9.00-10.30: Panel 1: Security Threats, Challenges, Vulnerability and Risks: Perspectives from Europe and Latin America

Chair: Czeslaw Mesjasz, Cracow Economic University (Poland)

 

Paper 1: Hans Günter Brauch, Free University of Berlin, Berlin and AFES-PRESS, Mosbach (Germany): Reconceptualising of Security: Stages and Goals (Abstract)

Paper 2: Hans Günter Brauch, Free University of Berlin, Berlin and AFES-PRESS, Mosbach (Germany): Concepts of Security Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks (UNU-EHS report) (Abstract)

Paper 3: Ursula Oswald Spring, UNAM/CRIM, Cuernavaca (Mexico): Environmental Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks in Latin America: A Case Study on Mexico (Abstract)

Discussant: P.H. Liotta, Pell Center for International Studies and Public Policy, Newport, R.I. (USA):


10.30-11.00: Coffee Break


11.00-12.30: Panel 2: Military and Political Security Threats in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

Chair: Béchir Chourou, University of Carthage, Tunis (Tunisia)

Paper 4: Fausto Pedrazzini, Programme Director, Chemistry/ Biology/ Physics, Collaborative Programmes Section, NATO Public Diplomacy Divi-sion (Italy): NATO's Non-traditional Approach to Security Concepts in the Mediterranean Region: Scientific Cooperation on Desertification, Seismic Events and Environmental Issues (Abstract)

Paper 5: Mohamad Selim, University of Kuwait (Egypt): Hard and Soft Security Threats in the Arab World (Abstract)

Discussant: P.H. Liotta, Pell Center for International Studies and Public Policy, Newport, R.I. (USA)


12.30-14.00: Lunch Break


14.00-15.30: Panel 3: Climate Change as Environmental and Human Security Challenges and Vulnerabilities

Chair: Ursula Oswald Spring, UNAM/CRIM, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

Paper 6: Mohammed El Raey, University of Alexandria, Alexandria (Egypt): Mapping Areas Affected by Sea-level Rise due to Climate Change in the Nile Delta until 2100 (Abstract)

Paper 7: Yannis Kinnas, AFES-PRESS Advisory Board, Athens (Greece): Human Security, Climate Change and Small Islands (Abstract), Presentation

Discussant: Hans Günter Brauch, Free University of Berlin, Berlin and AFES-PRESS, Mosbach (Germany)


15.30-16.00: Coffee Break


16.00-17.30: Panel 4: Mapping Environmental Security Challenges

Chair: Yannis Kinnas, AFES-PRESS Advisory Board, Athens (Greece)

Paper 8: José; Luis Rubio, Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación (CIDE), Valencia (Spain): Assessing Environmental Security Challenges Caused by Desertification Processes in Spain (Abstract)

Paper 9: Prof. Ismail Abd El Galil Hussein, Director of the Desert Research Center, Cairo (Egypt): Mapping Areas Affected by Soil Erosion and Desertification in Egypt (Abstract)

Paper 10: Mohamed Sabir, Ecole Nationale Forestière d'ingénieurs, Chairman of ISCO 2006 with Mohamed Qarro, Mohamed Rochdi, Mohamed Badraoui (Morocco): Mapping Deforestation, Soil Erosion and Desertification in Morocco (Abstract), Presentation

Discussant: Jörn Birkmann, UNU-EHS, Bonn (Germany)


Prof. Rubio (Valencia, Spain) and Prof. Sabir (Rabat, Morocco)


17.45-18.30: Plenary Lecture

18.30-20.00: Reception


Joint dinner in the streets of Istanbul


Friday, 26 August 2005

9.00-10.30: Panel 5: Social Science Concepts of Security Vulnerability and Risks

Chair: Hans Günter Brauch, Free University of Berlin, Berlin and AFES-PRESS, Mosbach (Germany)

Paper 11: P.H. Liotta, Pell Center for International Studies and Public Policy, Newport, R.I. (USA): Democracy as Vulnerability, Risk and Opportunity: Implications for Security (Abstract)

Paper 12: Jörn Birkmann, UNU-EHS, Bonn (Germany): Vulnerability Indicators (Abstract)

Paper 13: Fabien Nathan, Institute for Development Studies, Geneva (France): Vulnerabilities to natural hazard: the example of landslide risks in La Paz (Abstract), Presentation

Discussant: Mohamad Selim, University of Kuwait (Egypt)


10.30-11.00: Coffee Break


11.00-12.30: Panel 6: Environmental and Water Security Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks in the Middle East and North African (MENA) Region

Chair: Mohamad Selim, University of Kuwait (Egypt)

Paper 14: Czeslaw Mesjasz, Cracow Economic University (Poland): Prediction and Risk in Security Theory (Abstract)

Paper 15: Béchir Chourou, University of Carthage, Tunis (Tunisia): Environmental Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks in North Africa (Abstract)

Paper 16: Bassam Hayek, Environmental Research Center, Royal Scientific Society, Amman (Jordan): Water Degradation as Challenges and Vulnerabilities to Human and Health Security in Jordan (Abstract)

Discussant: Ursula Oswald Spring, UNAM/CRIM, Cuernavaca (Mexico)


12.30-14.00: Lunch Break


14.00-15.30: Panel 7: Environmental Security Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks in the Near and Middle East

Chair: Bassam Hayek, Environmental Research Center, Royal Scientific Society, Amman (Jordan)

Paper 17: Mohammad Said Al Hmaidi, former director general of the Palestinian Ministry of the Environment (Palestine): Toxic Waste Management as Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks for Environmental Security in Palestine (Abstract)

Paper 18 Uriel Safriel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem (Israel): Desertification and Drought as Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks for Environmental Security (Abstract), Presentation, CV

Paper 19: Marwad Haddad, An-Najah National University in Nablus (Palestine): Water Scarcity and Degradation in Palestine as Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks for Environmental Security (Abstract)

Discussant: Ursula Oswald Spring, UNAM/CRIM, Cuernavaca (Mexico)


15.30-16.00: Coffee Break


16.00-17.30: Panel 8: Military, Political and Economic Security Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks in the Near and Middle East and in China

Chair: P.H. Liotta, Pell Center for International Studies and Public Policy, Newport, R.I. (USA)

Paper 20: David Newman, Ben Gurion University, Beersheva (Israel), Editor of Geopolitics: Perception of Military, Political, and Economic Security Challenges in Israel (Abstract)

Paper 21: Mohamed Dajani, Al Quds University, Jerusalem (Palestine): Perception of Military, Political, and Economic Security Challenges in Palestine (Abstract)

Paper 22: Pablo Pareja-Alcaraz, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain): Old and New Security Challenges in the XXI Century: Could China's New Security Challenges Undermine it's Consolidation as a Global Power? (Abstract)

Discussant: Czeslaw Mesjasz, Cracow Economic Economic University (Poland)


18.00 Reception by the Foreign Minister of Turkey


Saturday, 27 August 2005

9.00-10.30: Panel 9: Water Security Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks

Chair: Yasemin Biro, Columbia University, New York (Turkey)

Paper 23: Bastien Affeltranger, UNU-EHS, Bonn (France): Are River Basin Organisations Sustainable Institutions? Case Study of the Mekong (Abstract), Presentation

Paper 24: Martin Kipping, Bonn (Germany): Can "Integrated Water Resources Management" Silence Neo-Malthusian Concerns? The Case of Kyrgyzstan Presentation (Abstract), CV

Paper 25: Hans Günter Brauch, Free University of Berlin and AFES-PRESS (Germany):: Wrapping up: From Istanbul to Bonn: Goals of the Third Book on Reconceptualising Security (Abstract)

Discussant: Bassam Hayek, Environmental Research Center, Royal Scientific Society, Amman (Jordan)


10.30-11.00: Coffee Break


11.00-12.30: Panel 10: From Conflict to Environmental Peacemaking in the Middle East: A Roundtable

Chair: Ursula Oswald Spring, UNAM/CRIM, Cuernavaca, Former Minister of Environment, Morelos, Mexico, Former President of IPRA; Secretary General of CLAIP (Mexico) (Abstract)

Paper 26: Mohammed Dajani, Al Quds University, Jerusalem (Palestine): Developing the Small Hopes, (90 MB), (Abstract)

Paper 27: David Newman, Ben Gurion University, Beersheva (Israel): Overcoming the Non-debate on Environmental Security in Israel and Palestine (Abstract)

Paper 28: Hans Günter Brauch, Free University of Berlin and AFES.-PRESS (Germany): Learning from Mitrany, Marshall, Monnet, Gorbachev: 60 Years of Peace in Europe (Abstract)

Paper 29: P.H. Liotta, Pell Center for International Studies and Public Policy, Newport, R.I. (USA): Towards Environmental Peacemaking in the Middle East (Abstract)

Paper 30: Uriel Safriel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem (Israel): Cooperation in Combating Desertification (Abstract)

Paper 31: Marwad Haddad, An-Najah National University in Nablus (Palestine): Cooperation on Water Issues (Abstract)


Afternoon and evening of 27 August

Farewell Dinner for Speakers of AFES-PRESS and MENA Group
Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner


Prof. Hussein (Cairo, Egypt) listening to life music during the boat trip on the Bosphorous with a palace of the Sultan in the background


Dr. Hayek (Amman, Jordan); Prof. Dajani, East Jerusalem, Palestine


Prof. Chourou (Tunis, Tunisia) Mr Nathan (Geneva), Mr. Kipping (Bonn, Germany)


Prof. Selim (Cairo, Egypt); Prof. Mesjasz (Krakow, Poland), Mr. Nathan (Geneva)

The photos have been taken by Prof. Oswald Spring (Mexico), Prof. Haddad (Nablus, palestine) and prof. Sabir (Rabat, Morocco)