Tarih: 25 Haziran 2021

The EU's Foreign Policy: Trends and Perspectives

The Eu’s Foreign Policy: 

Trends and Perspectives

Beykent University, European Union Application and Research Centre

June 25, 2021


09.30 - 09.45

Opening & Online Registration


09.45 - 10.00

Opening Speeches


Prof. Dr. Murat Ferman - Rector, Beykent University

Prof. Dr. Selahattin Sarı - Dean, Beykent University Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences


10.00 - 11.30

Panel: EU Foreign Policy in Times of COVID-19

Chair: Prof. Paolo Bargiacchi, Università Kore di Enna (Italy)


“Evolution of the European Foreign Policy Priorities in 2021: Is the EU Still Reliable Actor?”

Dr. Beata Piskorska - The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Institute of Political Science and Public Administration, Poland

“Technology as the Determinant of the EU’s Place on the Global Chessboard at the Time of COVID-19”

Karolina Zbytniewska - Chief Editor at EURACTIV, Poland


“What's the State of the EU Strategic Autonomy?”

Piotr Maciej Kaczyński - Team Europe, The European Commission Representation Office in Poland 


“Strategic Compass: Risk of Another Unfulfilled Promise”

Dr. Monika Sus - The Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland & Hertie School, Germany


“The European Green Deal and Its Influence on the EU's Foreign Policy”

Dr. Martin Dahl - Lazarski University in Warsaw, Poland 


12.30 - 14.00

Panel: EU Foreign Policy vis-à-vis Iran

Chair: Dr. İsmail Sarı - Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ORSAM) & 

Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University (Turkey)


“Investigating the Variables and Obstacles Affecting Iran's Relations With the EU”

Assoc. Prof. Rasoul Afzali - Department of Political Geography, University of Tehran, Iran

Dr. Abolghasem Mahmoodi - Department of Political Geography, University of Tehran, Iran

Ataollah Bahremani, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Language History and Georaphy, Ankara University, Turkey


“Explanation of the Three European Powers’ Role in the Nuclear Negotiations Between the P5+1 and Iran (2003 – 2021)”

Dr. S. Mohammad Isanedjad - MENA Geopolitics, University of Tehran, Iran


“The EU’s Attitude Towards the Human Rights Violations in Iran”

Dr. Nazrin Alizada - Independent Researcher, Azerbaijan 


“The Role of the European Union on the Future of Iran's Syria Policies”

Dr. Shalaleh Zabardast - Independent Researcher, Iran


14.15 - 16.00

Panel: “Sovereignty” and “Multilateralism” in European Foreign Policy Orientations: Reflections in a Historical Perspective

Chair: Prof. Sanem Baykal - TOBB University of Economics and Technology


“Between Reality and Representation: The EU's Weakness in the International Order”

Assoc. Prof. Eric Pomès - Faculty of Law, Economy and Management, Catholic Institute of Vendée, France 


“The EU’s Trade Policy as a Foreign Policy Tool”

Assoc. Prof. Selma Aytüre - Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Turkey


“Major EU Member States and NATO: Internal Deepening, Endurance, and Expansion: Economic Incentives and Gains as an Explanatory Complement to Realist Alliance Theory”

Dr. Nikoloz Esitashvili - Chief Specialist of the Scientific-Research Center at David Aghmashenebeli National Defense Academy, Georgia


“De Gaulle's Conception of European Foreign Policy in the World War II Period”

Asst. Prof. Antonios Vratimos - Sakarya University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, Greece


“European History: A Background to a Common European Identity and the Basic Axis of the EU Foreign Policy”

Asst. Prof. Konstantinos Moustakas - University of Crete, Department of History and Archaeology, Greece



16.00 - 16.45

Closing Remarks & Discussion