Tuesday, February 3, 2009

CONF.- Eurasian Perspectives: In Search of Alternatives, Kolkata, Feb. 4-6

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CONF.- Eurasian Perspectives: In Search of Alternatives, Kolkata, Feb. 4-6

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International Seminar

Eurasian Perspectives. In search of alternatives
February 4-6, 2009
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies

February 4th

Inaugural 10 am to 11 am
Tea 11a.m. t0 11.30 a.m.

1st Academic Session

Reflections on alternatives 11.30 am to 1.30 pm
Chairperson: Professor Madhavan Palat

Vladimir Boyko, Endangered heartland: Russian Central Asia between
domestic and external geopolitics
Farkhad Tolipov, Towards the New Paradigm of International Relations:
The Implications of Central Asian Geopolitics
Roy Allison, Virtual regionalism and its role in Russian-Central Asian
Sattar Mazhiitov, Globalization and the Eurasian doctrine of
Kazakhstan: historical, social and political parameters

Lunch 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm

2nd Academic Session 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm

Local Histories and cultural expressions
Chairperson: H.S. Vasudevan

Uyama Tomohiko, The roles of small regions in intercultural relations
and conflicts: from Bokey Horde to Abkhazia
Judith Beyer, Coming of age and authority: aksakals in contemporary Kyrgyzstan
Naganawa Norihiro, Muslim travellers from Russia to the Ottoman
Empire: some thoughts on a research agenda
Marina Baldano, History of the formation of a composite version of the
epic 'Geser' in the context of nation-building
Jeta Sankrityayana, A passage from India: Rahula Sankrityayana's
intercultural quests

February 5th

3rd Academic Session 10 am to 11. 30 am

Linguistic Transformations

Chairperson: Professor Shankar Basu

Maria Gritsko, Linguistic security during the period of acceleration
of economic and socio-cultural globalization and self identification
of nationalities
Anna Yessengalieva, The role of language in forming modern society in
Saltanat Meiramova, Language socialization and the benefits of
bilingualism today

Tea 11.30 am –11.45am

4th Academic Session 11.45 am to 12.45 pm

Migration and demography
Chairperson: Professor K. Warikoo

Muzaffar Olimov, Tajikistan in a changing Eurasia: reorientation?
Sharad Soni, Post Soviet migration of Mongolian Kazakhs to Kazakhstan

Lunch 12.45 pm to 1.45 pm

5th Academic Session 1.45 pm to 3.15 pm

Economy and Politics
Chairperson: Professor R.G. Gidadhubli

P.L Dash, Russia's New Concept of Middle East in Eurasia
Sreemati Ganguli, Energy: The New Vector in Alliances in Eurasia
Jatinder Khanna, Harnessing youth power for peace: perspectives from Eurasia

Tea 3.15 pm to3..30 pm

3.30 pm

Special lecture- Alexander Solzhenitsyn: Historian of Decline and
Prophet of Resurrection by Professor Madhavan K. Palat

February 6th

6th Academic Session 10 am to 1pm

Strategic Perspectives
Chairperson: Professor P.L. Dash

Sanjay Chaturvedi, Climate change and northern Eurasia. Towards
alternative geopolitics
Abdomajid Eskandari, Central Asia and Caucasus. New Paradigms
Ajay Patnaik, Competing Geopolitical interests and Conflicts in the Caucasus
Mirzokhid Rakhimov, Central Eurasia. Challenges of regional and
international cooperation
Oybek Makhmudov, Problems of regional organization in countering non
traditional threats in Central Asian countries
Siddharth Saxena, Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Prospects of
Development in the Eurasia Region

Lunch 1 pm to 2 pm

2 pm - 5 pm

Symposium on Contemporary Challenges of Official Policy and
Globalization in Siberia and the Russian Far East

2.00 p.m. General Introduction to the Panel

2.15 p.m. Presentations of the Panel

Vladimir Lamin, Investment and the problems of Transport corridors in
Siberia in the deliberations of the Baikal Economic Forum
Marina Baldano, Development of Communications Infrastructure and the
implications for Buryatia
Viktor Dyatlov, The Structure of Chinese Migration into Siberia and
the Russian Far East
Denis Anan'ev, History of assimilation of Northern Asia in the context
of geographical determinism and the Heartland theory
Dr Arun Mohanty, Concept of Greater East Asia and Russia's Tasks

4 p.m. Discussion

5 p.m. Tea

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