Thursday, November 22

9:30 –10:00: Registration
10:00–11:40: The Opening of the Conference
Welcoming Speeches
WOJCIECH NOWAK, Professor – Rector of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow
KAROLINA RAK, PhD – Vice-Director of the Institute of Middle and Far East
Keynote Lectures
JANUSZ ONYSZKIEWICZ, Professor, Former Minister of National Defence of Poland: The Impact of Rivalry between the United States, China and Russia on Security of Europe
SVEN BERNHARD GAREIS, Professor, Political Affairs and Security Policy Division of NATO: The Impact of Rivalries between China, Russia and the United States on Alliances
11:40–12:00: Coffee Break
12:00–14:30: Session 1 – Ukraine and the European Security Complex
Chairman: BOGUSŁAW PACEK, Professor
AARON T. WALTER, PhD, University of Cyril and Methodius in Trnava / Masaryk University in Brno Tipping the Axis: The United States, Russia and the New Fight for Europe
ANDRII KORETSKYI, Colonel, PhD, National Defence University of Ukraine: The Signs of Global Changes in the International Relations and Security of Europe
HENNADII KHUDOV, Colonel, Professor, Ivan Kozhedub National Air Force University: The Impact of Rivalry Between the United States and Russia on the Development of New Generation Weapons on the Example of Conflicts in Syria and Ukraine
VOLODYMYR SUSLOV, Major, Odessa Military Academy: Military Component of the Russian Aggression against Ukraine
ANHELIKA DILAI, Captain, National University of Kyiv: Hybrid (Proxy) Aggression of Russia in Central and Eastern Europe – the Ukrainian Perspective
IVAN ABLAZOV, Colonel, PhD, Military Diplomatic Academy named after Evhgeniy Berezniak: Realization of the Strategic Communication Concept in Ukraine
VLADYSLAV CHEVARDIN, DScTech, Associate Professor at the Military Institute of Telecommunication and Informatization: Cyber Security Issues – Directions for Resolution
PIOTR GAWLICZEK, Professor, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn: NATO DEEP Ukraine – Towards E-Learning System Solutions
14:30–14:50: Coffee Break
14:50–17:20: Session 2 – Aspects of Global Rivalry in Asia and Africa
ROBERT KŁACZYŃSKI, Professor, State Higher Vocational School in Tarnow: The Present State and the Relationship of the Energy Sector between Moscow and Beijing
MARIUSZ A. KAMIŃSKI, PhD, War Studies University in Warsaw: The Competition of Intelligence Between the United States, Russia and China in the Cyber Age
PIOTR ŁUKASIEWICZ, PhD, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: War in Afghanistan – Useful Strategic Inertia
SIROUS AMERIAN, MA, Massey University in Manawatu: India Strategic Response to the Rise of China – a Dynamic Balancing Perspective
RASHAD RAMIZ MAMMADOV, Navy Commander, Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan: Great Power Rivalry in the South Caucasus and Caspian Sea Region
MARIANN VECSEY, Captain, NATO Force Integration Unit Hungary: The African Union’s Perception of Great Powers Rivalry
YU YANG, MA, independent researcher: Belt and Road Platform. A Pattern for New Chinese Revisionism or Cooperation Opportunity?
BOGUSŁAW PACEK, Professor, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: Changes in Central Asia as a Result of Rivalry between the United States, Russia and China

Friday, November 23

08:00–10:30: Session 3 – Security in the Middle East and North Africa
Chairman: AARON T. WALTER, PhD
P.R. KUMARASWAMY, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi: The Declining US Influence and Impending Power Vacuum in the Middle East
HUBERT KRÓLIKOWSKI, Professor, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: Defence Budgets and Armament Policy of Algeria, Spain and Poland – a Comparison of Selected Aspects
JOANNA DYDUCH, Professor, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: New Trends in Israel's Foreign Policy
ARTUR SKOREK, PhD, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement as a Security Challenge for Israel
PAULINA WARSZA, MA, Warsaw University: NATO’s Outreach to the MENA Region. Examining the Stabilizing Potential of The Mediterranean Dialogue and the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative Partnerships Programmes
WAWRZYNIEC BANACH, MA, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: Aspects of the Policy of the European Union towards Africa in the Context of Migration Crisis
JOANNA SOZAŃSKA, BA, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: Operation Minerva 2018 of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX) – Determinants and Implications in the Context of Migration from Morocco to the European Union
MICHAŁ LIPA, PhD, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: Egypt’s Foreign Policy Towards the United States and the Russian Federation
10:30–10:40: Coffee Break
10:40–13:10: Session 4 – Dimensions of China’s Rising Power
Chairman: HUBERT KRÓLIKOWSKI, Professor
LEVAN GEGESHIDZE, Professor, National Defense Academy of Georgia: Rise of China’s Military Power and its Influence on Regional Security
ALEKSANDER GŁOGOWSKI, Professor, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: Chinese Belt and Road Initiative. Threats and Opportunities for Pakistan
BARTOK ANDRAS, MA, National University of Public Service in Budapest: Islands in "Grey Zone" – Sino-Japanese Arms Race for the Senkaku Islands
PETER BOBAK, MA, independent researcher: The U.S.-China Maritime Rivalry and its Impact to Japan – In Perspective of Hegemony Theory
MONIKA PIOSIK, MA, Warsaw University: The Importance of Melaka Strait in the Relations of Southeast Asian Countries and China
MIRON KOKOSIŃSKI, MA, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: Political Ambivalence of Uzbekistan. Wandering between Russia, USA and Chinese Investments
KALEAB TADESSE SIGATU, MA, Doctoral School of Military Sciences in Budapest: Conflict over Nile – The Involvement of China and United States
WADIM PROCEL, MA, independent researcher: Chinese-American Competition for Influence in the Middle East in the Shadow of Yemeni Civil War
13:10–13:20: Coffee Break
13:20–16:00: Session 5 – Young Researchers Session on International Security in Asia
PIOTR PACEK, PhD, War Studies University in Warsaw: The Implications of Superpowers’ Information War
JULIA A. GAWECKA, PhD, Pedagogical University of Krakow: China’s Soft Power. Confucius Institutes – Implications for the Modern World
JAKUB SZYSZKO, BA, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: Russian Policy towards Kurds in the Syrian Civil War
YUZHU LIU, BA, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: One Belt, One Road – a Virtuous Route?
ROBERT ZAJĄC, BA, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: Territorial Dispute of Dokdo / Takeshima in the Eyes of Realism and Neorealism
KATARZYNA NOWAK, BA, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: Japan and Processes of International Integration in the Asia-Pacific Region
ADAM TARGOWSKI, student, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: The Shape of Chinese Arms Policy in the Context of Xi Jinping's Pacifist Rhetoric
KINGA MAJCHRZAK, student, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: Cyber Wars – Factual and Legal Status Based on China-United States Relations
PIOTR CZAJKOWSKI, student, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: "Space Silk Road" – The Development of the Chinese Satellite Navigation System "Beidou". Challenges, Opportunities and Security Threats
KAMILA CHROBAK, student, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: Pacifism vs. Nationalism – the Two Forces Shaping Foreign Policy of Japan