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Security and sovereignty in the 21st century

International conference - 4-5-6 November 2016


Conference topics
Current affairs of security and defence policy and various sovereignty-related issues. The roles of state and non-state actors in cooperation and conflict; concerns of territorial, political and economic integrity of states and regions; safety and well being of people.


⁞ Aims
This interdisciplinary meeting welcomes presentations of research on security studies, international relations, political science, law, history, economics and cross-border cooperation topics. The conference is supported by the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy (ICRP) and Kodolányi János University (KJU). Its aim is to serve as a meeting point to facilitate the public exposure of the perspectives and interests of different communities, governments, international organisations, NGOs, businesses, scholars, thinkers and common citizens.


⁞ Programme summary
Invited speakers include diplomats, scholars, acting and former leading politicians or government officials from across Central and Eastern Europe.

Conference days consist of lectures by invited speakers, members of ICRP Advisory Board as well as presentations of guest speakers and Q&A sessions. Optional sightseeing programmes on last day of conference.
Best presentations will be selected by a panel of judges and awarded during the closing ceremony.
Submitted and confirmed papers will be published online and will be archived on DVDs.
In case of large number of participants, papers will be published in conference book as well.
The main language of the conference is English.


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Conference Brochure

Booklet of Abstracts


⁞ Conference themes
(Possible directions may include, but are not restricted to, the following)
Global challenges and regional security; national security and defence policies, military strategies; security organisations; conflict transformation and conflict resolution; cyber security; economic issues; energy security; cross-border crime, counter-terrorism; immigration; self-determination; territorial sovereignty; financial sovereignty; separatism, ethnic minority issues; diaspora policies and interstate relations.


⁞ Conference sections - speakers and presentation titles

Keynote speakers

Gyöngyvér Hervai Szabó (Vice Rector for research & development, Kodolányi University)

H.E. Éric Fournier (Ambassador of France to Hungary)

H.E. Liubov Nepop (Ambassador of Ukraine to Hungary)

Károly Grúber (Head of the Common Foreign and Security Policy department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade) 

I. Identity and sovereignty

Aldoreza Prandana
The mentality of “Us” and “Others”: The perception of identity in Aceh before and after the Peace Agreement

Edit Lőrinczné Bencze, PhD
The structuring of the modern Croatian identity and sovereign nation

Ana Marković Čunko
Socially engaged music in the former Yugoslavian republics: Critique of the socio-economic and political reality

Federica Romana Simone
Kosovo: a case study on security and sovereignty in the Balkans in the 21st century

Sandra Fabijanić Gagro
Reconciling state sovereignty and responsibility to protect (RtoP) in contemporary world

Daniella Vecsei
National sovereignty in the Unites States

II. Migration from a security perspective

Tatyana A. Shkurko
Transformation of social requirements and relations of migrant workers to other people in the course of business interaction with representatives of the dominant ethnic group

Irina V. Abakumova, Liudmila Ju. Kruteleva
Characteristic features of personality’s transformations of forced migrants from the territories of local armed conflicts

Prof. Elena Makarova, Lidia Fedkina and Alina Loskutnikova
Gender aspects in migration flows regulation in frontier areas

Stanislav Černega
Securitization as a campaigning tool: Refugee crisis and immigration in the Slovak Prime Minister’s online communication

Luna Shamieh
Denied political security of refugees is a denial of their human security: Syrian refugees in the neighboring countries as a case study

dr. Adrienn Prieger
How the migration crisis determines the relation between Turkey and EU?

III. International organisations

Péter Krisztián Zachar, PhD
Governance in Europe – The organisation of business interests on the European level

Kristína Janková
The EU Global strategy and its implications for the EU role as security provider

Bülent Sarper Ağır and Murat Necip Arman
The efforts of European Union in the Western Balkans as a human security providing actor: The cases of the FYROM and Kosovo

Süleyman Aksoy
EU’s trial with 21st century security challenges: has EU lost its normative power?

Barış Gürsoy, Ali Bilgenoğlu and Altuğ Günal
A critical assessment of the European Union’s regionalization efforts towards its near abroad: Black Sea Synergy re-considered

Anca Parmena Olimid, Cătălina Maria Georgescu, Daniel Alin Olimid, Silviu Georgescu and Cosmin Lucian Gherghe
Matrixing Security and Strategy Agenda Settings in the NATO summits: Chicago (2012), Wales (2014), Warsaw (2016) (MASES Agenda)

IV. Legal and psychological aspects of security

Krisztina Kállai
Effects of posttraumatic stress disorder on unaccompanied underage refugees

Edina Wittmann
Crime prevention in Germany

Liudmila Ju. Kruteleva
Influence of mass communication media on psychological safety of a person

Dr. Jared O. Bell
Security and responsibility: The need for holding states accountable for human rights violations while protecting the homeland

V. Security challenges in Western Asia

Sedef Topal
The role of nuclear weapons in international security and peace from neo-realist perspective within Iran-US deal

Mustafa Yetim
“The new reality” of the Middle East: The interpretation of the violent non-state actors

Bülent Sarper Ağır
An evaluation of Turkey’s security conception in the context of Kurdish problem

Ali Sarikaya
Russia as a global player

VI. Security challenges in the Balkans and Eastern Europe

Viktoriia Panova
Resilient entrepreneurship in times of crisis? The case of Ukraine

Cătălina Maria Georgescu, Anca Parmena Olimid, Daniel Alin Olimid, Silviu Georgescu and Cosmin Lucian Gherghe
Generating defence and security within national frameworks: A retrospective analysis of the Romanian strategic concepts

Scott N. Romaniuk
Undermining peace: The impact of counterterrorism measures in post-9/11 Hungary

Karolina Libront, PhD
German politics towards Russia: Between security and economics

Nazif Mandacı
Global land grab and the Balkans

Dr. Viorela Polena (Agolli)
Sovereignty, security, and globalization: Interrelations and perspectives in the Western Balkan countries

In absentia presentations

Dóra Vető
Failed states: safe haven for terrorist groups. The case of Libya

MD Nazmul Islam
“Kashmir” in India and Pakistan: Proposed paradigms from conflict to peace 

Prof. Dr. Georgios Nouskalis
Biometrics, e-identity, and the balance between security and privacy: case study of the passenger name record (PNR) system

⁞ Conference location
Kodolányi University, Budapest
Frangepán utca 50-56, 1139 Hungary
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⁞ Benefits of attending
The opportunity to present your research within a unique forum and collaborate with experts from wider regions and around the world;
Conference papers/abstracts are peer-reviewed by members of ICRP international Advisory Board;
Published papers in electronic format (Proceedings available on DVD and in on ICRP website, where they will remain accessible to thousands of researchers and practitioners worldwide.);
Get in touch with different views and new approaches;
A chance to promote your research by presenting it to relevant people and organisations (active politicians, decision-makers, diplomats);
To get more knowledge about recent developments and new challenges in security policy;
Tea, coffee and refreshments will be served during the program. (Lunch not included in the price);
• Group sightseeing in Budapest is also part of the program.


Day 1
Time Mins Session
09:00-10:00 60 Registration
10:00-10:30 30 Opening Session (Gyöngyvér Hervai Szabó, Vice-Rector)
10:30-10:50 20 H.E. Éric Fournier (Ambassador of France)
10:50-11:10 20 H.E. Liubov Nepop (Ambassador of Ukraine)
11:10-11:30 20 Károly Grúber (MFA, Hungary)
11:30-13:00 90 Lunch
13:00-14:40 100 Guest Speakers Session I.
14:40-15:00 20 Coffee, tea, refreshments
15:00-16:40 100 Guest Speakers Session II.
Day 2
Time Mins Session
09:00-10:40 100 Guest Speakers Session III.
10:40-11:00 20 Coffee, tea, refreshments
11:00-12:40 100 Guest Speakers Session IV.
12:40-14:00 80 Lunch
14:00-15:40 100 Guest Speakers Session V.
15:40-16:00 20 Coffee, tea, refreshments
16:00-18:00 120 Guest Speakers Session VI.
Day 3
Time Mins Session
10:00-13:00 180 Interethnic Walking Tours
13:00-14:00 60 Lunch break
14:00-16:00 120 Sightseeing Tour (City Centre)


⁞ Registration and payment information

How to register for participation (listeners)?
The registration is a two-step procedure and it includes the submission of the online registration form and payment of the listener registration fee (15 EUR*). Deadline of submission & payment: 1 November, 2016.

How to apply for paper presentation (speakers)?
The application is a two-step procedure and it includes the submission of the online application form and payment of the speaker registration fee (75 EUR*). Deadline of submission: 15 October, 2016. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection within 5 working days after submission. The registration fee shall be paid by bank transfer prior to the event OR at the same time as first day registration.

Early bird application fee is 50 EUR* for presenters if application is submitted before 1 September 2016!

* NOTE that bank transfer fees must be covered by participants. In order to reduce money transfer costs, speakers are entitled to make payment in cash during the registration (original speaker registration fee 75 EUR).

Registration fees for the full conference include one copy of conference materials (including booklet of abstracts and conference proceedings that contains all approved papers), and covers the cost of refreshments, and all conference activities, including the walking tours on the last day. These items are not separately priced. Papers are invited on the topics outlined and others falling within the scope of the meeting. The conference fee does not include public transport, international travel and travel related expenses (visa & insurance fee expenses) and accommodation fees.


⁞ Important dates & times
Early bird registration: 1 September 2016
Deadline for application for in absentia presentation: 1 October 2016
Deadline for application of speakers:
15 October 2016
Deadline for registation of listeners: 1 November 2016
The conference: held between 4-6 November 2016
Arriving & Registration of Participants: 4 November 2016, 9:00-10:00
Keynote speakers: 4 November 2016, 10:00-12:50
Guest speakers: 4 November, 14:00-18:00 and 5 November, 9:00-18:00
Sightseeing tours: 6 November, 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-16:00
Deadline for submitting final paper: 31 January 2017
Final schedule of lectures and presentations will be disseminated to participants later.


⁞ Cancellation rules
Speaker applications:
After submission of speaker application in any case of the participation cancellation until 1 October 2016 the charge 35 EUR (plus bank transfer costs will be extra charge) will be deducted from the participation fee for the administrative charges. In case of participation cancellation after 1 October 2016 the charge will be 75 EUR (bank transfer costs will be extra charge).

Listener registration:
After submission of online registration in any case of the participation cancellation until 1 October 2016 the charge of bank transfer costs will be deducted from the participation fee for the administrative charges. In case of participation cancellation after 1 October 2016 no refund is possible.


Submitted abstracts will be evaluated by an international reviewing committee.
Authors will be notified of conditional acceptance or rejection in 5 working days after submission

Event organised by the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy in cooperation with Kodolányi University Budapest

The event targets a broad spectrum of undergraduate, PhD student, candidate,
lecturer and researcher participants, recognising the multidisciplinarity of
research in security studies and other related disciplines


Deadlines for publishing: the abstracts sent upon registration will be included in the Abstracts Booklet published for the conference. Full papers (or handout in case of lack of full paper) will be included in the conference DVD published for the conference (if paper received by 15 October 2016). The full paper will also published online on the event's webpage (if paper received by final deadline 31 January 2017).

Visa: Due to the international epidemic of attempted visa, entry permit, conference registration, and credit card fraud, the conference and its sponsors reserve the right to question any speaker application request and only honour it on receipt of valid proof of active research, studies or relevant experience in the field of the conference. In case of any issue, the decision will be up to the registration staff and conference organizing committee. Please visit the following website to get information about your visa easily:

Co-authors and groups: Please note that in case of group registration and papers with co-authors all registration fees are per person.

Accomodation: The ICRP is ready to suggest first class, mid-range and low budget hotels in Budapest.

Public transport: The ICRP is happy to purchase Budapest transportation ticket upon request. A Budapest 24-hour travelcard costs 6 euros and Budapest 72-hour travel card costs 15 euros. If you would like us to buy any of these travel cards for you please transfer the additional sum (6 or 15 euros) with the participation cost. Please transfer the accommodation and transportation cost together with the participation cost.

In absentia presentations are possible under some conditions. In case of presenting in absentia the abstract of your paper will be included in the Abstracts Booklet. Your full paper will be included in the conference DVD published for the conference (if paper received by 15 October). The full paper will also published online on the event's webpage (if paper received by 31 January 2017). The attendance certificate can be given only to those who attend the conference, however we can email you a certificate (upon request) showing that your paper was presented "in absentia." Registration fee for in absentia presentation is 60 EUR (plus international money transfer fee). The deadline for application for in absentia presentation is 1 October 2016.

Language: The conference language is English. No translation services will be available.

Interethnic walking tours: starting in the morning of the third day, participants will visit the following landmarks and sites: Parliament, Shoes on the Danube Bank, St. Stephen's Basilica, Deák sq, Synagogue, Fashion Street, Vörösmarty sq, Széchenyi sq. The afternoon tour includes Gresham Palace, Chain Bridge, Adam Clark sq, Sándor Palace (Office of the President), Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church


⁞ Abstracts and oral presentation
Papers are invited on the topics outlined and others falling within the scope of the meeting. Abstracts of no more than 3,000 characters. Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.
Paper of no more than 40,000 characters. Abstracts should be sent by e-mail at the following e-mail address:
• 15 minutes for presentation. Q/A session: 10 minutes maximum.
Use Microsoft PowerPoint or Prezi for your presentation.
•  Author guidelines: Language: British English; Font type and size: Times New Roman - size 12; editable file (.doc, .rtf, .odt); recommended length: 20,000 - 40,000 characters; Harvard Citation System (see: Figures, illustrations, tables are allowed.


⁞ Links and downloads

Participant and Speaker Registration Form:

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⁞ Bank transfer information
Registration fees shall be paid by bank transfer or on the spot in case of speakers. Please use the corresponding information below (please enter your name (or name of institution) as the payment reference):

The ICRP Bank Account:

Payee: Kulturalis Kapcsolatokert Alapitvany
Address: Gyongyosi u. 45., 1131 Budapest, Hungary
Bank: OTP Bank
Address: H-1051, Budapest, Nador utca 16.

For international transfers
International Bank Account Number (IBAN): HU92 1171 1010 2000 2963 0000 0000
Bank Identifier Code (BIC/SWIFT): OTPVHUHB

For transfers within Hungary
Account Number: OTP Bank 11711010-20002963-00000000


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