Belarusian State University

Department of International Relations

Center for International Studies

March 27, 2014

Workshop on innovations in the research agenda of the international relations devoted to the modern policy of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Center for International Studies, as a participant of the Forum of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, holds an annual "Workshop on innovations in the research agenda of the international relations”, devoted this year to the activities of SCO.
The following aspects of the modern policy of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization policies will be discussed: SCO enlargement; activities in the region of Central Asia; security issues in the region in connection with the withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan; the realization of the dialogue partner status by Belarus.
The workshop will be attended by representatives of the academic community, Government of the Republic of Belarus, the leading specialists and experts from Belarus and SCO countries.
The main purpose of the annual Workshop on in the research agenda of the international relations is the preservation and development of the best traditions and innovative approaches in the study of international relations and teaching of relevant subjects.
The faculty, researchers and experts are invited to participate.
The round table will be held on March 27, 2014 from 10.00 am to 14.00 at the following address: Minsk, Department of International Relations, str. Leningradskaja 20, room – 1118.
Registration of participants - at 9.30 am, 11 floor, hall.
Application form (name, position and place of work, phone number and email address) and abstracts in the Belarusian, Russian, English languages (up to 2 pages, font Times New Roman, №14, the interval -1.0) should send in one file before March 15, 2014 by e-mail to the address: At the registration, please, provide one printed copy of abstracts with a personal signature.
A personal invitation to attend the seminar and the program will be sent by email before March 20, 2014.
Participation in the conference is free of charge. There is no financial support for the stay in Minsk.
The results of the round table will be published without charge.
For all inquiries please call - + 375 17 209 5773, + 375 17 209 5769.

Belarusian State University and Ege University (Turkey, Izmir) have signed a cooperation agreement, under which the responsible executives are the Center for International Studies of the Faculty of International Relations and Ege Strategic Research Center (ESAM) ( http://
The purpose of the Agreement is the development and strengthening of international cooperation in education, science and innovation by developing such forms of cooperation as the exchange of research staff to give lectures and conduct practical research, exchange of experience and information, carrying out joint research, conferences, seminars and other scientific events, publications, exchange of scientific literature and periodicals.

Summer Course “Comparative Regionalisms: Changing Forms of Governance in Asia, Africa and the Americas and the Effects on the
> World Order” > at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest,
> Hungary, June 24-July 4, 2013. CEU's summer school invites applications from graduate students, junior faculty, researchers and practitioners in universities and other institutions from all over the world. The course fosters new approaches to the study of regionalisms in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Building on, but seeking to go beyond the European experience the course examines the rise of regions after World War II and the resurgence of the idea in and from the 1980s.
It considers the different interpretations, values and expectations assigned to ‘region’, from regional free trade agreements to security communities to supra-national integrative projects. The course will examine how such regions vary across time and geography, assuming different characteristics, and will also consider to what extent regions are a result of and/or a response to globalization and the extent to which they constitute and shape global order.
Course faculty include Amitav Acharya, American University, Washington D.C.; Matteo Fumagalli, Central European University; Youngmi Kim, Central European University; Mark Aspinwall, Politics and International Relations, University of Edinburgh, UK; Shaun Breslin, Professor of Politics and International Studies, Politics& International Studies, Warwick University, UK; J. Andrew Grant, Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada; Richard W. Mansbach, Department of Political Science, Iowa State University, USA.
The application deadline is February 15, 2013.
Financial aid is available.
More detailed information available at