Semina 9th Feb 2007

The Aleksanteri Institute’s Eurasia Energy Group in coordination with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the European Union Centre of Excellence at the University of Michigan are pleased to invite you to a full day seminar on:

The Wider Caucasus: Energy, Ethnicity, Economics and Security

Time: Friday the 9 th of February from 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-15.00
Place: The University of Helsinki Aleksanterinkatu 7, 7 th Floor, Lecture Room 7

Programme:

9.45 - 10.00 Coffee

10.00 Morning Panel
Chair: Dr. Pami Aalto Eurasia Energy Group, Aleksanteri Institute University of Helsinki

Professor Markku Kivinen, Director, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki: Opening Remarks

H.E. Ambassador Terhi Hakala, Ambassador of Finland to Armenia Azerbaijan and Georgia, based in Helsinki : The EU’s Increasing Engagement with the South Caucasus

H.E. Ambassador Amiran Kavadze, Ambassador of Georgia to Sweden and Finland: Building the Way to Regional Stability in Caucasus through Energy Security

Professor Fatma Muge Gocek, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan: Provincializing Russia? A Comparative Historical Analysis of the Cultural politics of Caspian Oil.

Dr. Jeremy Smith, CREES University of Birmingham: Oil and Ethnicity: Lessons from Baku at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century

12.00 Lunch Break

13.00 Coffee

13.15 Afternoon panel
Chair: Professor Markku Kivinen, Director, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

Professor Michael Kennedy, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan: Culture, History, Power and Energy in Global Transformations.

Professor Jirair Libaridian, Department of History, University of Michigan: Pipelines, Politics and Peace in the Caucasus

Mr. Temuri Yakobashvili, Executive Vice-President of the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies:Changes in Georgia and implications for the Caucasus

Mr. Mikko Palonkorpi Eurasia Energy Group, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki: The Energy Security Complex in the Caucasus

Mr. David Dusseault, Eurasia Energy Group, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki: The Continuing Competition over Resources: Chechnya’s Oil Industry

15.00 - 15.45 Open discussion

Space is limited so please RSVP by Wednesday 7 th of February to Essi Lindroos

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