7th AFMA Conference (Ulaanbaatar, MAMES)

School of Foreign Service of National University of Mongolia
September 5-6, 2008

Conference Program

5 Sep, 2008 09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-10:20 Opening Ceremony
10:20-10:30 Tea Break
10:30-12:30 Special Panel
12:30-12:50 Discussion
13:00-14:00 Lunch (Restaurant of Ulaanbaatar Hotel, all participants)
14:00-17:00 Ulaanbaatar City Tour (for foreign participants)
17:00-17:50 Free time
18:00-20:00 Welcome Reception (Restaurant of Chinggis Khaan hotel, for foreign participants)
20:20-21:00 AFMA Council meeting (VIP room of Ulaanbaatar hotel)
6 Sep, 2008 09:30-12:00 Session I: International Relations
Session II: History and Culture
12:00-13:20 Lunch
13:30-15:30 Session III: Economics
Session IV: Social Issues
15:30-15:50 Concluding discussion and Closing Ceremony
16:00-17:00 Move to countryside camp (all participants)
17:30-20:00 Closing Reception
September 05, 2008

Place: Conference room
Center of Mongolia and Japan of National University of Mongolia

09:00-09:30Registration

09:30-10:20Opening ceremony

Chair:

J.Bayasakh

Head of Department of International Relations, School of Foreign Service, National University of Mongolia

Opening speech:

S.Nyamzagd

President of Asian Federation of Middle East Studies Assocaitions, Exicutive Director of Concortium of Institutes and Universities of Mongolia

N.Altantsetseg

Director of School of Foreign Service, National University of Mongolia

Kh. Koken

First Secretary of Department of Americas, Middle East and Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mongolia

10:20-10:30Tea Break

10:30-12:30Special Panel

G.Tumurchuluun

(Deputy Director, Policy Planning, Information and Monitoring Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia)

"Foreign Policy of Mongolia"

KISAICHI, Masatoshi

(President of Japan Association of Middle East Studies, Professor of Sophia University, Tokyo)

"Foreign Policies of Japan towards the Middle East"

J. Mendee

(Senior Researcher, Institute for Strategic Studies of Mongolia)

"Mongolia's Peacekeeping Commitment in the Middle East"

LEE Hee-Soo

(President of Korean Association of Middle East Studies, Professor of Hanyang University, Seoul)

"Ataturk and Modern Turkey described in the Korean Monthlies in 1920-1930s"

Yin Gang

(Secretary General Chinese Association of Middle East Studies, Research Professor, Institute of West Asian and African Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

"Two Asias: Their Disparities and Mutual Relations"

D.Munkh-Ochir

(Lecturer of National University of Mongolia, Associate Research Fellow of the Institute for Strategic Studies, National Security Council of Mongolia)

"Politics in the Middle East: Emerging Tendencies"

12:30-12:50Discussion

13:00-14:00Lunch
(Restaurant of Ulaanbaatar Hotel, all participants)

14:00-17:00Ulaanbaatar City Tour (for foreign participants)

18:00-20:00Welcome Reception (for foreign participants)

20:20-21:00AFMA Council meeting (VIP room of Ulaanbaatar hotel)

Exchange views of Presidents and General Secretaries on research expantion of Middle East studies, charing their opinions of their activities and fix the next conference date and its organization

September 06, 2008

Place: Conference room, 5th Building,
National University of Mongolia

09:30-12:00Session I, II
(each presentation should be 20-25 minutes)

Session One: International Relations (room 305)

Chair: J. Mendee

(Senior Researcher, Institute for Strategic Studies, Mongolia)

Presentations:

SAKAI Keiko

(Professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

"'Stories of Our Boys', but for Whom? The Japanese Media's Coverage of the SDF in Iraq"

USUKI Akira

(Professor, Japan Women's University)

"Japanese Attitudes toward Muslims during World War II: A Critical Review"

D.Oyunsuren

(Ph.D. candidate, National University of Mongolia)

"Middle East Nuclear Weapon Free Zone: A Utopian Dream ?"

TOBINA Hiromi

(Ph.D. candidate, Kyoto University, Japan)

"Palestinian Lives in East Jerusalem under Israeli Occupation: Case Studies of the Residency Right and Housing Problem"

S.Bayasgalan

(Ph.D. candidate, National University of Mongolia)

"Iran's Nuclear Program and Security Issue in the Middle East"

Discussion

Session Two: History and Culture (room 407)

Chair: D.Munkh-Ochir

(Associate Research Fellow of the Institute for Strategic Studies, National Security Council of Mongolia)

OKAMOTO Kumiko

(Professor,Osaka University, Japan)

"On the tale of the Swan Maiden in Arabic and Asian narratives"

P.Delgerjargal

(Professor, National University of Mongolia)

Ts. Ganbaatar

(Ph.D. candidate, National University of Mongolia)

"The meeting of Chinggis khaan and Chan Chun Bumba"

TAKAO Kenichiro

(Ph.D. candidate, Doshisha University, Japan)

"Religious Dialogue of Contemporary Islam: A Case with Oomoto, a Shinto Order in Japan"

S.Oyunsuren

(Ph.D. candidate, National University of Mongolia)

"Role of Mongols and Muslims in the Development of Diplomatic and Cultural Relations in the Medieval Century"

Discussion

12:00-13:20Lunch

13:30-15:30Session III, IV
(each presentation should be 20-25 minutes)

Session Three: Economics (room 305)

Chair: N.Batnasan

(Professor, National University of Mongolia)

SHIM Ui Sup

(Professor, Myongji University, Korea)

"Biz-Infrastructure in UAE: Comparative Study of Free Zones"

B.Ganzorig

(Ph.D., Chairman of Foreign Investment, Foreign Trade Agency, Mongolia)

"Opportunities for Trade, Investment and Economic Cooperation Between Mongolia and Middle East Countries"

Ts. Selenge

(Ph.D., Lecturer, Mongolian University of Education)

Ts.Batsukh

(Sc.D., professor, Mongolian University of Science and Technology)

"Bactrian Camel Milk from the Gobi Land"

SONG, Jae-Do

(Ph.D. candidate, Renmin University of China)

"Nomadic Economy in Mongolia and Middle East"

G.Uranbaigal

(Ph.D. candidate, Mongolian State University of Agriculture)

"Comparative Study of Land Reform Mongolia and Middle East"

Discussion

Session Four: Social Issues (room 407)

Chair: J. Bayasakh

(Professor, National University of Mongolia)

CHANG Byung-ock

(Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)

"The Current State of Middle East Studies in Korea"

AKAHORI Masayuki

(Professor, Sophia University)

"Nomads, Pastors and Tribesmen: Social Organization of the Bedouins in the Egyptian Wilderness"

HONG Seong Min

(Ph.D., President of Research Institute of the East-West Economy & Society)

"Food Security and Water Resources in the Middle East"

G.Baasankhuu

(Ph.D. candidate, National University of Mongolia)

"The Influence of Islam to Arabian Countries' Politics"

Discussion

15:30-15:50Concluding Discussion and Closing Ceremony:
(room 305, all participants)

16:00-17:00Move to countryside camp (all participants)

17:00-20:00Closing Reception (all participants)