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A Seminar on “Russian Perspective on Syria, Iraq and the Middle East” (September 12, 2014)

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Presents:
A Seminar on “Russian Perspective on Syria, Iraq and the Middle East” (September 12, 2014)
Lecture Video (Summary)

SPF Videos are available on SMEIF Archives page and YouTube.
Lecture Information
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation has invited Dr. Alexander Shumilin, Director of the Center for the Great Middle East Conflicts at the Institute for the USA & Canada Studies (ISKRAN), Russian Academy of Sciences to speak at the seminar detailed below, on September 12th, 2014.

Russia is at present home to a large number of the Muslim population. Moreover, the country has a long history of direct and deep connections with the Islamic world and has conducted a vast amount of research on Islam, though this fact is little known in Japan. Contemporary research in Russia on the Middle East places a strong focus on fieldwork in the region, and much research has been devoted to the policy analysis which may contribute to the policy making process.

Based upon his long-standing experience of fieldwork and research on the region, Dr. Shumilin has spoken widely on the current situation in the Middle East both inside and outside Russia. He has also been playing an important role in framing the Middle East policy of the international community, for example, through attending an UN roundtable meeting held in July 2014 concerning Iraq.

Friday, 12th September, 2014 17:00 to 18:30
Conference Room, 2nd floor, The Nippon Foundation Building 
1-2-2, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8523

"Russian Perspective on Syria, Iraq and the Middle East"
16:30~17:00 Registration
17:00~18:00 Speaker:
Dr. Alexander SHUMILIN (Director, the Center for the Greater Middle East conflicts, the Russian Academy of Sciences)

Mr. Shuji HOSAKA (Senior Research Fellow & Assistant Director, JIME Center)
18:00~18:30 Question and Answer
English/Japanese with simultaneous interpretation

Please visit SPF on USTREAM! (September 12, 2014 (Fri) 17:00 to 18:30)
The Sasakawa Middle East Islam Fund: Dr. Matsunaga, Mr. Yokoyama and Ms. Fujimoto
Phone: 03-6229-5459, FAX: 03-6229-5473