PROPOSED SECTIONS


SECTION 1
The Place and Importance of The Black Sea for Global Peace and World Politics

SECTION 2
The Black Sea Oriented International Foundations: Their aims, organs, and functions: Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), NATO, OSCE, EU, UN

SECTION 3
Political and Historical Background:
a. Contemporary History and Political Developments in the Balkans
b. Contemporary History and Political Developments in the Caucasian
c. Commonwealth of Independent States and Turkey Relations
d. Contemporary History and International Relations of BSEC

SECTION 4
The US and Russian Regional Policies After 9/11:
a. Russian Strategy and Influence in the Black Sea Region after the 9/11
b. The US Strategy and Influence in the Black Sea Region after the 9/11
c. Regional Security Strategies

SECTION 5
a. The EU Policies in the Region after the Enlargement
b. The European Security and the Black Sea States
c. The Role of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation in Southeastern Europe

SECTION 6
The Black Sea Environmental Problems:
a. Nuclear Threat
b. Transporation Problems (TRACECA and other )
c. The Legal Status of the Black Sea and the Straits

SECTION 7
The "Action Plan for the Development of Cooperation in Eurasia", Black Sea Collaboration Task Group

SECTION 8
a. Energy Politics in the Black Sea Region
b. Historical and Ethnic Bases of Conflict Areas of the Black Sea Region
c. Energy Sources, Transportation and Marketing Problems in the Black Sea Region
d. Economic Policies in the Black Sea Region

SECTION 9
Frozen Conflicts in the Black Sea Region: Partnership for Peace; The Initiative of the Union of Democratic States in the Baltics- Black Sea- Caspian Sea Region

SECTION 10
a. The Russian Attempts to Build a Military Sea Base on the Black Sea
b. The US Military Bases in Romenia and Bulgaria

SECTION 11
New Developments in the Field of Cooperation in Higher Education and University Research Areas

SECTION 12
The Place and Importance of Sakarya Free Trade Area and Silkroad Trade Route for the Black Sea Regional Trade

SECTION 13
Other


**If you would like your abstract to be considered for one of the featured sections or panels, please indicate clearly that on your submission.

Other sections will be formed in accordance with the proposals and papers by the participants.

Important Note: Those scholars who wish to be in the scientific board are welcome to submit their names. Selection will be based on academic experience in the topics above.

The programme structure, especially as regards workshops, is still quite flexible and can be reformed in accordance with the proposals from the participants. Especially it should - this does imply that all papers should deal with Black Sea.

Conference language is English. Selected Papers will be published as an edited book.

APPLICATION: If interested in presenting a paper or organizing a panel/workshop in the 2008 Blue Black Sea Congress, please submit:
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