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 +The program overview is available here : {{:​unine_wsf-arizona-2016_programme_web_22.03.16gr.pdf|Program}} 
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 +**The Return of Geopolitics Conference** 
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 +**SUNDAY, April 3, 2016** 
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 +6 p.m. OPENING RECEPTION, Ventana Room, Marriott Hotel University Park, Tucson 
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 +**MONDAY, April 4, 2016** ​Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building, ​ Room S-107, UA campus 
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 +8:00 – 8:25 a.m. BREAKFAST 
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 +8:25 – 8:35 a.m. WELCOME 
 +  * **J.P. Jones**, Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UA  
 +  * **Christian Suter**, President, World Society Foundation, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
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 +8:35 – 8:50 a.m. OPENING REMARKS 
 +  * **Albert J. Bergesen**, Professor, School of Sociology, UA 
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 +8:50 – 9:20 a.m. PLENARY ADDRESS: ​ FORTRESS-RUSSIA: ​ GEOPOLITICAL DESTINY, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES,​ OR POLICY DECISIONS?​ 
 +  * **Andrei Melville**, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. ​  
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 +9:20 – 9:35 a.m. Q&A 
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 +9:35 – 10:05 a.m. MODERATED PANEL: RUSSIAN GEOPOLITICS 
 +  * **Andrei P. Tsygankov**,​ Professor at the Departments of Political Science and International Relations, San Francisco State University  
 +  * **Peter Turchin**, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut 
 +  * **Andrei Melville**, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow 
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 +10:05 – 10:20 a.m. Q&A 
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 +10:20 – 10:35 a.m. COFFEE BREAK 
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 +10:35 – 11:05 a.m. PLENARY ADDRESS: MIDDLE EASTERN GEOPOLITICS 
 +  * **Nizar Messari**, Professor and Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco 
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 +11:05 – 11:20 a.m. Q&A 
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 +11:20 a.m. — 11:50 a.m. MODERATED PANEL: ​ THE GEOPOLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST 
 +  * **Faten Goshn**, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Arizona  
 +  * **Mansoor Moaddel**, Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland  
 +  * **Nizar Messari**, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane 
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 +12:15  –  12:30 p.m.  Q&A 
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 +11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. LUNCH 
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 +12:50 – 1:20 p.m. PLENARY ADDRESS: ​ CHINESE GEOPOLITICS TODAY  
 +  * **Toshi Yoshihara**,​ John A. van Beuren Chair of Asia-Pacific Studies, U.S. Naval War College 
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 +01:20 – 01:35 p.m. Q&A 
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 +01:35 - 02:05 p.m. MODERATED PANEL: THE GEOPOLITICS OF EAST ASIA 
 +  * **T.V. Paul**, James McGill Professor of International Relations, McGill University; President, International Studies Association (ISA) 
 +  * **Chris Demchak**, RADM Grace M. Hopper Chair of Cybersecurity,​ U.S. Naval War College 
 +  * **Toshi Yoshihara**,​ U.S. Naval War College 
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 +02:05 – 02:20 p.m. Q&A 
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 +02:20 – 02:35 p.m. COFFEE BREAK 
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 +02:35 – 03:05 p.m. PLENARY ADDRESS: ON WAR 
 +  * **Ian Morris**, Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and Professor of History, ​ Stanford University 
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 +03:05 – 03:20 p.m. Q&A 
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 +03:20 – 03:50 p.m. MODERATED PANEL: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF WAR 
 +  * **William R. Thompson**, Distinguished Professor and Donald A. Rogers Professor of Political Science, Indiana University 
 +  * **Peter Turchin**, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut 
 +  * **Ian Morris**, Stanford University 
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 +03:50 – 04:05 p.m. Q&A 
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 +04:05 – 04:35 p.m. PLENARY ADDRESS: ​ GEOPOLITICS IN THE ANTHROPOCENE 
 +  * **Simon Dalby**, CIGI chair in the political economy of climate change at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), Wilfrid Laurier University 
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 +04:35– 04:50 p.m. Q&A 
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 +04:50 – 05:20 p.m. MODERATED PANEL: GEOPOLITICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT 
 +  * **Diana Liverman**, Co-director,​ Institute of the Environment and Regents Professor, School of Geography and Development,​ University of Arizona 
 +  * **Franck Poupeau**, Co-Director of the UMI iGLOBES CNRS/UA, and Senior Researcher, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, France  
 +  * **Simon Dalby**, Wilfrid Laurier University ​  
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 +05:20 – 05:35 p.m. Q&A 
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 +05:35 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS 
 +  * **Albert J. Bergesen** 
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 +06:30 p.m. DINNER, meet in the lobby of the Marriot Hotel 
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 +**TUESDAY, April 5, 2016** - Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building, ​ Room S-107, UA campus 
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 +08:15 – 08:50 a.m. BREAKFAST 
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 +08:50 – 09:00 a.m. OPENING REMARKS 
 +  * **Albert J. Bergesen**, Professor, School of Sociology, UA 
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 +09:00 – 10:15 a.m. SESSION 1: GLOBAL GEOPLOLITICAL DYNAMICS 
 +  * **Salvatore Babones**, “Sovereignty in the Millennial World-System,"​ University of Sydney 
 +  * **William R. Thompson**, “Getting International Structure '​Right':​ Geopolitics,​ Political Economy, and Instability – The Unipolarity Myth and Associated Misperceptions,​” Indiana University 
 +  * **Şahan Savaş Karatasli**,​ “Contentious Conjunctures and Global Waves of Secessionism,​” Princeton University ​  
 +  * **Thomas Ehrlich Reifer**, “Lawyers, Guns & Money: ​ Wall Street, Geopolitics,​ & the American Century,” University of San Diego  
 +  * **Timothy P. Moran**, “The United Nations and Global Governance in the 21st Century: The Nation State, National Borders, and the Future of Geopolitics,​” Department of Sociology, Stony Brook University 
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 +10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Q&A 
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 +10:30 – 10:45 a.m. COFFEE BREAK 
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 +10:45 – 11:45 a.m. SESSION 2: RUSSIA AND EUROPE 
 +  * **Tomasz Stępniewski**, ​ "The Eastern Partnership Held Hostage in a Geopolitical Game between the EU and Russia," ​ Institute of Political Science and International Affairs, Catholic University of Lublin, Poland ​  
 +  * **Marta Zorko**, “The Return of Geopolitics in Europe: ​ Divisions, Wired Fences and Myths of Unity,"​ University of Zagreb, Croatia 
 +  * **Sophia Skupien**, "​Building a New World Order? Comparing Russian and Chinese Aims for the BRICS,” Georgetown University 
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 +11:45 – 12:00 a.m. Q&A 
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 +12:00  – 01:00 p.m. LUNCH 
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 +01:00 — 02:00 p.m. SESSION 3: CHINA AND THE ASIA PACIFIC 
 +  * **Rongxing Guo**, “China’s New Silk-Road Initiative and the South China Sea Disputes: Toward a New Mutual Deterrence Equilibrium,​” ​ Regional Science Association,​ Peking University, 101402, Beijing, China 
 +  * **Elizabeth F. Larus**, “Alliances and US Sea Power in the Asia-Pacific,​” University of Mary Washington 
 +  * **Manochehr Dorraj**, “The Return of the Middle East to its Asian Home: Expanding Middle East/ Asia Nexus and their Ramifications,​” Texas Christian University 
 +  * **Robert A. Denemark**, “Pre-emptive Decline: ​ The Weakening of Great Powers and Geopolitical Volatility,​” University of Delaware 
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 +02:00 – 02:15 p.m. Q&A 
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 +02:15 – 03:15 p.m. SESSION 4: VIOLENCE, TERRORISM, RELIGION 
 +  * **Skander Ben Mami**, “The Advent of Saharan Geopolitics,​” Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) 
 +  * **Maria Syed**, “Crystal Ball Gazing: Alarming Trends and a Collision Course between Iran and Saudi Arabia,” Australian National University 
 +  * **Deepika Saraswat**, “Revolutionary Shi’ism and Conservative Wahhabism: The Sectarian Axis of Geopolitical Rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran,” Jawaharlal Nehru University, India 
 +  * **Sefika Kumral**, “Geopolitics of Anti-Kurdish Violence in Turkey: From Riots to Ethnic Cleansing?,​” Johns Hopkins University 
 +  * **William F.S. Miles**, “African Islamist Terrorism and the Fracturing of Postcolonial Borders,​” ​ Northeastern University  
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 +03:15 – 03:30 p.m. Q&A 
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 +3:30 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS 
 +  * **Albert J. Bergesen** 
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