Co-IRIS section at EISA conference (Izmir / September 08-09, 2016)

We are proud to announce that the programme of the Co-IRIS section for the EISA conference is stated below.


TA26: Islam and the West
Time: Thursday (September 08), 9:00am – 10:45am
Chair: Gul Ceylan Tok, Kocaeli University
Discussant: Raffaele Mauriello, University of Tehran

The Islamic civilisation in the international relation
Alhadje Aly Garba Kounta
Centre d’Etudes Stratégiques, Mali

Islam and the West: What do we learn from history?
Beatriz Bissio Neiva Moreira
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Relation between Islam and the West within the Context of Globalization
Anwar Hassen Tsega
Marmara University, Turkey

Islamic Humanitarianism: Challenging Western Civilizational Missions or Replicating Them?
Eda Sevinin
Central European University, Hungary
TB26: Islamic State and Statecraft
Time: Thursday (September 08), 11:15am – 1:00pm
Chair: Raffaele Mauriello, University of Tehran
Discussant: Deina Abdelkader, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Comparative Conundrum between Nation-State and Muslim Governance
Nassef Manabilang Adiong
Philippine International Studies Organization (PhISO), Philippines

Conceptions of the State in the Iranian Revolution: Khomeini’s Vision
Mehdi Beyad
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, United Kingdom

The “Islamic State” – organization undermining the symbolic order of modern nation-state and creating a new model of religious state
Galit Truman Zinman
University of Haifa, Israel

The narrative of Islamic State and its impact on the development international system
Holger Mölder
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Beyond the Nation-State: Islam and Non-State Actors
Noha Khaled Ezzat
TC26: Islamic Paradigms and Ethics
Time: Thursday (September 08), 2:30pm – 4:15pm
Chair: Deina Abdelkader, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Discussant: Lili Yulyadi Arnakim, University of Malaya

Orientalism in International Relations: Dar al-Islam versus Dar al-Harb, Islamic or Khaddurian?
Raffaele Mauriello, Seyed Mohammad Marandi
University of Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Assessing Role of Islamic Ethics of Warfare in the Contemporary Period
Shameer Modongal
Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Aid paradigms: the late Islamic challenge to humanitarian assistance
Behar Sadriu
SOAS. University of London, United Kingdom

Explaining the Change in the course of the Arab Uprisings: Ibn Khaldun’s Concepts of Asabiyah and Dynastic Cycle
Melek Saral
University of Zurich, Switzerland
TD26: Islamic law and Islamic Political Thought
Time: Thursday (September 08), 4:45pm – 6:30pm
Chair: Nassef Manabilang Adiong, Philippine International Studies Organization (PhISO)
Discussant: Raffaele Mauriello, University of Tehran

The AKP: A Success in Political Islamist Movement?
Zeynep Kaya
Gedik University, Turkey

Islamic Law and International Law in the Era of Globalization.
Anna Rolewicz-Orpiszewska
Warsaw University

Democratization and Religion: Are They Oxymora?
Deina Abdelkader
University of Massachusetts Lowell, United States of America

Qatar. A model of Islamic diplomacy?
Alberto Priego
Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain
FA26: Muslim Nations and International Relations I
Time: Friday (September 09), 9:00am – 10:45am
Chair: Raffaele Mauriello, University of Tehran
Discussant: Deina Abdelkader, University of Massachusetts Lowell

The comparative Study of the Backgrounds of Forming the Territorial Government in Iran and England
Rasoul Afzali1, Soheil Mahmoudi3, Seyedmohammad Seyedi Asl2
1University of Tehran, Iran; 2Gazi University; 3Danshgah Azad

Archaism or Useful Glue: Turkey’s Religion Policy in Balkans during the EU Process
Ahmet Erdi Ozturk
Ljubljana University, Turkey

Turkey’s Axis Shift: An Evidence Based Analysis
Gonca Biltekin
Center for Foreign Policy and Peace Reserach, Turkey

Harnessing the World’s Economic Transformation: The Role of Balkan Muslims in the Arabic- Speaking World’s Absorption of Euro-American Power
Isa Blumi
Stockholm University, Sweden
FB26: Muslim Nations and International Relations II
Time: Friday (September 09), 11:15am – 1:00pm
Chair: Deina Abdelkader, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Discussant: Fadlan Khaerul Anam, University of Indonesia

A Feminist Analysis on EU Enlargement and Turkey’s Candidacy
Aysegul Gokalp Kutlu
Kocaeli University, Turkey

What is so ’sectarian’ about sectarian politics in Middle East international relations?
Morten Valbjorn
Aarhus University, Denmark

ISIS and the Return of Japanese Pacifist of Militarism: Islamic-oriented Japanese Pan-Asianists Perspective
Fadlan Khaerul Anam
University of Indonesia, Indonesia

The Impact of Islamic Movements on Indonesia-Palestine Relations
Lili Yulyadi Arnakim
University of Malaya, Malaysia
FC26: Secularism, Post-Secularism and Islam
Time: Friday (September 09), 2:30pm – 4:15pm
Chair: Giorgio Shani, International Christian University
Discussant: Giorgio Shani, International Christian University

God: L’ Assassin?
Giorgio Shani
International Christian University

Rethinking European Secularisms through the Margins: ‘Contending Secularisms’ in Turkey
Erdem Damar
Bursa Orhangazi University

Secularism, Post-Secularism and the European Court of Human Rights
Gul Ceylan Tok, Itir Aladag Gorentas
Kocaeli University

The Different Practices of Freedom of Religion as a Fault Line in the EU’s Multicultural Fabric
Fatmanur Kacar
Marmara University

The ‘Arab Spring’, Religion and the Secular State in Egypt
Mohammed Moussa
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies



The preliminary programme is available at:
Registration opens on Monday (March 14) and will close on Friday (April 15) at 23h59 CET. Registration takes place via ConfTool. Failure to register during this period will result in the removal of an author’s submission(s) and appearances from the conference programme. Please go to:
Please check the homepage of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for country-specific information on visa:
For further information on the conference, including frequently asked questions and a list of recommended hotels, please visit:
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact

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