Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Program: 4th Circassian Day in Europe

EP Circassian Day 05.10.2009

"Diaspora and Homeland"
European Parliament, Brussels
Hosted by Ska Keller, MEP. The Greens

8:15: Departure from Hotel
8:45: Arrival at the Visitors' Gate of the Paul Henry Spaak Building, the European Parliament
9:00-10:30: Presentation on the Workings of the European Parliament (organised for the group from Berlin) to be followed by a meeting with Ms Ska Keller at PHS Visitors' Section

10:30 - 10:45 Greeting the Guests and Registration for the event (ASP 1st Floor, 1 G2)

11:00 - 12:00 Conference: "Circassians: Diaspora and Homeland"
Welcoming Remarks by

Mr. Admiral DASDEMIR
President of the Federation of European Circassians

Mr. Cem OZDEMIR (tbc)
Co-Leader, Alliance 90/The Greens

Ms. Ska KELLER - (TBC)
MEP, the Greens

Session I: Circassians in Diaspora

Dr. Mitat CELIKPALA - "Circassian Diaspora in Turkey"
Department of International Relations, TOBB University, Ankara, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Sevda ALANKUS - "Circassian Diaspora in the Middle East" University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey

Mr. Zeynel Abidin BESLENEY - "Circassian Diaspora in Europe"
School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK

Mrs. Cicek CHEK - "Circassian Diaspora in the United States "
Circassian activist in the US

12:00-15:00 Lunch & Informal meetings

15:00-15:30 Meeting with the President of the European Parliament, Mr. Jerzy Buzek MEP (tbc)

15:30 - 17:00 Session II: "Circassians in the Homeland"

Dr. Samir KHOTKO - "Circassians in the Republic of Adygeya, RF"
Adygeya State University, Department of History, RF

Valery KHATAZHUKOV - "Circassians in the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, RF"
Director, Kabardino-Balkaria Human Rights Centre

Maxim GUNJIA - " Abkhazia in the Limelight"
Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Abkhazia

Prof. Erol TAYMAZ - "Abkhazia in Contemporary World Affairs"
Department of International Affairs, Middle Eastern Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

17:15: Group Picture by the Official Photographer of the EP

18:00: End of the Event

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