16-20 March 2012 Shanghai, China

SAM delegation comprised of Vice Chair Dr.Mesut Özcan, Associate Prof. Burhaneddin Duran, Associate Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu and Dr.Şaban Kardaş paid a visit to China as the guest of one of the leading think-tanks of the country, Shangai Institute of International Studies (SIIS).

Our delegation organized two panel discussions with their counterparts titled ‘The Current Situation in the Middle East and the Prospects’ and ‘The Role of the Rising Powers in the Transitory International System’. In addition, they visited the Institute for Middle Eastern Studies within the Shanghai International Studies University and had discussions on the regional issues and the two countries perspectives with the directors of the Institute.