Geopolitics and Changing States

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the Geopolitics of Greater Eurasia e Cattedra Politics Without a Centre
1 July 2022
2 July 2022
Start time 
2:00 pm
Palazzo di Sociologia - Via Verdi 26, Trento
European Centre of Excellence Jean Monnet
Target audience: 
University community
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Registration deadline: 
30 June 2022, 12:00
Contact details: 
Centro Europeo di Eccellenza Jean Monnet


1 July 2022

14.00-14.15 – Welcome and Introduction

  • Viktoria Akchurina, OSCE Academy
  • Vincent Della Sala, University of Trento

14.15-16.00 – Understanding Geopolitics and States

  • Diana Kudaibergenova, University of Cambridge
    Conceptualising Power (Vlast’) 
  • Anja Mihr, OSCE Academy
    Glocal Governance in Times of New Regionalism
  • Sarah Perret, King’s College, London
    Geopolitics of Risk

16.00-16.30 – Coffee

16.30-18.15 – Geopolitics and States in the Heartland

  • Luca Anceschi, University of Glasgow
    Modernising Authoritarian Foreign Policy: The Case of Uzbekistan
  • Dmitry Shlapentokh, Indiana University
    The Use of Local Elites: Putin’s dealings with Chechnya
  • Lucia Leontiev, Maastricht University/Pisa
    De Facto States and Fragile States: The Flip Side of the Same Coin. A discourse on Eastern European de facto states rise and the failure of their territorial states 

19.30 – Dinner

2 July 2022

9.15-10.30 – Geopolitics and States in the Balkans

  • Jeta Abasi Ghashi, University of Leipzig/Pristina
    “The Kosovo Young Europeans” - the Constructions of Self and European Other
  • Islam Jusufi, University of Skopje
    Emergence of hybrid judiciary governance in Albania: Its significance for the strategic interests of external actors 

10.30-11.00 – Coffee

11.30 – 12.45 – Geopolitics and States in the Middle East

  • Bilal Salayme, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
    From Monopoly to Oligopoly of Violence Restructuring Political Order in Northern Syria
  • Aurèlie Daher, Université Paris-Dauphine
    Is the Lebanese Hezbollah a Challenge to a Sovereign State?


  • Samuele  Abrami, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Mahmoood Alhosain, Harmon Center for Contemporary Studies, Doha, Qatar
  • Trym Eiterjord, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
  • Zhibek Kasymova, Osce Academy
  • Assala Kettake, King's College London University
  • Yelyzaveta Monastyrova, Law School of the Open University
  • Loan-David Onel, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration
  • Nosirkhon Qodirov, University of Szeged
  • Pablo Sanchez Rodriguez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Lauren Rogers, University of Edinburgh
  • Cornelia Sahling, libera professionista
  • Gianluca Sampaolo, Università di Macerata
  • Veronica Strina, Università per Stranieri di Perugia
  • Elena Tagliani, Università di Lille
  • Ozge Tunc, Katip Celebi University
  • Aytac Yurukcu, University of Eastern Finland

12.45-13.15 – Conclusion