The Ankara Conference on Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution
"Using Cultural Diplomacy as a Tool to Build Sustainable Peace"

(Ankara, International Conference, April 17th - 19th, 2012)

  Tuesday,
April 17th, 2012
Wednesday,
April 18th, 2012
Thursday,
April 19th, 2012
09:30 Welcome Words

Speakers:
Arda Batu

(Vice Chairman, ARI Movement)

Mark C. Donfried
(Director & Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. John Holmes

(Ambassador of Canada to Turkey)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
Participant Papers

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
10:00 Using Cultural Diplomacy as a Tool to Build Sustainable Peace
(Opening Lecture)

Speaker:
The Hon. Yasar Yakis

(Former Foreign Minister of Turkey  and President of the ICD Young Leaders Forum)

Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
The Role of Civil Society in Promoting Human Rights
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Marilyn J. Alarilla 

(Ambassador of the Philippines to Turkey)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
EU, Soft Power, and the Promotion of Democracy in the Mediterranean
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Pol De Witte

(Ambassador of  Belgium to Turkey)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
10:30 Ignorance as a Source of Conflict, Knowledge as a Way to Conflict Prevention and Solution
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Jean-Daniel Ruch

(Special Representative for the Middle East of the Foreign Ministry of Switzerland)

Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
Norway’s Successful Soft Power and Best Practices that Can be Applied in the Mediterranean Region
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Janis Bjørn Kanavin

(Ambassador of Norway to Turkey)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters


Reconciling Conflict in Societies through Intercultural Dialogue- Migration a Tool for Better Understanding within the Region
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Özlem Piltanoğlu

(Member of the Turkish Parliament)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
11:00 Prospects for Democracy in the Mediterranean - the Rise of Civil Society in the Region
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Ural Aküzüm

(Chairman, ARI Movement)

Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
Peace, as a Need for Development? The Chilean Experience
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Jorge Arancibia Reyes

(Ambassador of Chile to Turkey)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
To What Extent can Serbia Joining the EU Help Build Sustainable Peace in the Balkans?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Dusan Spasojevic

(Ambassador of Serbia to Turkey)

Location
TOBB-ETU Headquarter
11:30 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
12:00 Cultural Diplomacy - A Challenge of and an Opportunity for the 21st Century
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Dr. Milan Jazbec

(Ambassador of Slovenia to Turkey)

Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
Transitioning from Conflict to Peace: Internal Challenges to Building Democracy
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
The Hon. Yasar Yakis

Speakers:
H. E. Amb. Marilyn J. Alarilla 
(Ambassador of the Philippines to Turkey)
Ozlem  Piltanoglu
(Turkish Columnist and Politician of the Justice and Development Party)
H. E. Amb. John Holmes
(Ambassador of Canada to Turkey)
H. E. Amb. Jorge Arancibia Reyes
(Ambassador of Chile to Turkey)
H. E. Amb. Janis Bjørn Kanavin
(Ambassador of Norway to Turkey)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
Assessing the Legitimacy and Efficiency of Peace-Making interventions: Situations in Libya and Syria
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Sadi Çaycı

(Lecturer, Public International Law Baskent University, Faculty of Law)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
12:30 Transitioning from a Neighbor to a Member - Implications of EU and NATO Integration for Croatia
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Drazen Hrastic

(Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Germany)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
Discussion
(Continued)
Conflict and Memory: Latest Developments in the Relations between France and Turkey
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Gulsun Bilgehan

(Member of the Turkish Parliament)

Location
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
13:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:30 Turkish Approach to Regional Peace: Turkey's Efforts as a Peacebroker in the Middle East
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Talha Köse

(Assistant Professor, Department of Political
Science and International
Relations, İstanbul Şehir
University)

Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
Democratic Transitions in the Mediterranean: Lessons Learned from the Polish Experience
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Marcin Wilczek

(Polish Ambassador to Turkey)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
The Arab Spring and the Identity Crisis
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mohamed El Fatah Naciri
(Representative of the Mission of the Arab League of Arab States in Turkey)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
15:00 Turkey: a Regional Power, Safeguarding a Fragile Security Balance
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
The Hon. Yasar Yakis

Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Bülent Aras
(Professor of International Relations, Department of International Relations, Isik University)
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kibaroglu
(Chair, International Relations Department Director, Center for Eurasian Studies Okan University)
Prof. Talha Köse
(Assistant Professor, Department of Political
Science and International
Relations, İstanbul Şehir
University)
H. E. Amb. Osman Faruk Loğoğlu
(Former Turkish Ambassador to the United States of America)
Ceren Mutuş Toprakseven (Researcher, Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies (USAK) )
Shahid Najam
(United Nations Resident Coordinator in Turkey)

 
Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
Regional Cooperation as a Factor Leading to Sustained Peace
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
The Hon. Yasar Yakis

Speakers:
Isabelle Dumont
(Second Political Counselor at the Embassy of France in Ankara)
Yusuf Kanli
(Columnist, Hurriyet Daily News)
Ahu Ozyurt     
(Moderator, CNN Turkey)
H. E. Amb. Marcin Wilczek
(Polish Ambassador to Turkey)
Prof. Dr. Serdar Güner
(Professor, Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Bilkent University)
H. E. Amb. Ian Biggs
(Australian Ambassador to Turkey)
Çağrı Erhan
(Researcher, Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies - USAK)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
Cultural Diplomacy - The RSA Experience
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Vika M. Khumalo

(Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to Turkey)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters  

Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
H. E. Amb.Jaime García Amaral

(Ambassador of Mexico to Turkey)

Location
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
16:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
16:30

 
Turkey’s Emergent Role as a Mediator
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Bülent Aras

(Professor of International Relations, Department of International Relations, Isik University)

Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
The Effect of Religion on Foreign Policy
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Serdar Güner

(Professor, Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Bilkent University)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
What Economic Prospects for Development have Emerged in the Region, Since the Arab Spring?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Kıvılcım Metin Özcan

(Associate Professor of economics, Bilkent University)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
17:00 Interception of Migrants in the Mediterranean Sea: Exploring the Legal Implications of the Hirsi and Others v. Italy Judgement of the ECtHR
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Ceren Mutuş Toprakseven (Researcher, Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies (USAK) )

Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
Multilateral Diplomacy: the Case of Nuclear Non-Proliferation
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Ian Biggs
(Australian Ambassador to Turkey)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
The EU's Mediterranean Policy: Challenges and Prospects
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Zerrin Torun

(Lecturer, Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Ankara)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
17:30 Building Sustainable Institutions to Avoid Future Conflict
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Shahid Najam

(United Nations Resident Coordinator in Turkey)

Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
Turkey’s Strategic Position in the Mediterranean Security Complex
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Çağrı Erhan

(Researcher, Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies - USAK)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
Participant Papers

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
18:30 Participant Papers

Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
Participant Papers

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
Participant Papers

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters