We are delighted to announce the 1st Eurasia-Latin America International Conference (ELAIC), organized by the Latin American Project at Bahçeşehir University and the Eurasia Department of the Institute of International Relations at the National University of La Plata, will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, March, 2016.
During the last decade there were several significant processes and events that occur in Latin America and Eurasia regions. In this congress we would like to evaluate the increasing strategic engagement between the two regions and the similarities of specific social and political developments. This conference aims to discuss the increasing relationships between Eurasia (Russia, Turkey, Iran, Caucasus and Central Asian countries) and Latin America nations as well as analyze the main similarities and problems in comparative perspective from political economy to social and cultural dynamics.
The International System is increasingly multipolar after the U.S. financial crisis of 2008 and the strategic and economical growing of the BRICS and near-BRIC countries. The impact of this new international scenario in Latin America and Eurasia has varied from country to country but there are positive prospect of cooperation and mutual learning from different experiences has been growing in the last years. Latin America is facing an important opportunity to expand its global networks while the Eurasian countries look Latin America as an attractive land to learn from development experiences and to expand its political and economic interests. This congress also aims to address and discuss different international perspectives about the main political, economic and social trends as well as the recent events and transformation in both regions.
With this perspective, the Latin American Project at Bahçeşehir University, invites scholars, experts and practitioners to participate in panels and meetings for strengthening our understanding of the dynamics in the region. The congress will be held in three languages: Russian, English and Spanish.
We invite you to submit full paper proposals, attend the “1st International Conference of Latin America and Eurasia (ELAIC)”, and participate in panel discussions. All presentation proposals are reviewed and selected by a respected Scientific Board Members of the (ELAIC).