December 1, 2016 - Colloquium

EU-Eurasian Relations at the Crossroads





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Thursday, December 1

Location: McGill University, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, 8th Floor Conference Room 
527 Sherbrooke St. W. Montreal, Quebec 

15:00-15:30 - Welcoming Remarks

Juliet Johnson, McGill University, Director, EU Centre of Excellence-Montreal

Henry Hale, George Washington University, PONARS Eurasia

Antonia Maioni, McGill University, Dean, Faculty of Arts

Distinguished Guest: Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx, EU Delegation to Canada


15:30-17:00 - Panel I. EU-Russian Relations

Arkady Moshes, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
“EU-Russian Relations: Quo Vadis?”

Samuel Greene, King's College London
“Conditionality Beyond Sanctions: Identifying and Pursuing Interests in the EU-Russia Relationship”

Nikolay Petrov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
“The Right and Center-Right Populism in European and Russian Politics”

Rebecca Adler-Nissen, University of Copenhagen
Ayse Zarakol, Cambridge University
“Russia, Turkey, and Europe after Brexit”

Chair: Juliet Johnson, McGill University


17:00-18:00 Reception


Friday, December 2

Location: McGill University, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, 8th Floor Conference Room
527 Sherbrooke St. W. Montreal, Quebec


9:30-11:30 - Panel II. The EU and Ukraine

Discussant:  Marlene Laruelle, George Washington University, PONARS Eurasia

Yuriy Matsiyevsky, Ostroh Academy National University, Ukraine
“Has Ukraine’s Regime Changed since the 2014 Revolution?”

Maria Popova, McGill University
“Can Europe Push Ukraine towards the Rule of Law?”

Olexiy Haran, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
“The End of Ukraine’s Geopolitical Ambivalence: Regional Dimensions and Policy Implications”

Serghei GolunovKyushu University, Japan
“EU-Russia Cross-Border Cooperation: The Impact of Sanctions”

Chair: Henry Hale, George Washington University, PONARS Eurasia


11:45-13:15 Lunch Break


13:30-15:30 - Panel III. The EU and Russia in Regional Competition

Discussant:  Andrew BarnesKent State University and Juliet Johnson, McGill University 

Eiki BergUniversity of Tartu
“Bridging the Divide Between Parent States and Secessionist Entities: A New Perspective for Conflict Management?”

Elizabeth WishnickMontclair State University
“The Sino-Russian Partnership and Southern Europe"

Sebastien Peyrouse, George Washington University
"The European Union in Central Asia: A failed soft power or realpolitik?"

Pavel BaevPeace Research Institute, Oslo
"The Syria Intervention as an Instrument of Russia's EU Policy

Chair: Marlene Laruelle, George Washington University, PONARS Eurasia


15:30-16:00  Coffee Break


16:00-18:00 - Panel IV: The EU and South Caucasus

Discussant:  Henry HaleGeorge Washington University, PONARS Eurasia

Sergey MarkedonovRussian State University for the Humanities
“The South Caucasus: European and Eurasian Integration Projects”

Sergey MinasyanCaucasus Institute, Armenia
“New Round of Armenia-EU Relations: Again in the Shadow of Russia?”

Nona ShahnazarianNational Academy of Sciences, Armenia
"Eurasian Family versus European Values: Geopolitical Roots of Anti-Genderism in Armenia"

Anar ValiyevADA University, Baku
“Brexit and the Future of EU-Azerbaijan Relations: Slowing Down Integration?”

Chair: Juliet Johnson, McGill University






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