2013 Conference Program

“Crisis Management from within: Governing Chaotic Situations”  

Second Global Conference on Public Policy and Administration in the Middle East  
November 14 and 15, 2013
Ankara, Turkey
09:00-10:00            Registration 
                                Place: Faculty of Engineering Auditorium (Kemal Zaim Sunel)
Opening Speeches
Conference Chair
Dean of Faculty of Management
AMEPPA President
Rector of Atilim University
10:45 – 11:00             Turkish Classical Music Concert
11:00 – 12:00             Keynote Speakers
                                   Prof. Dr. İsmail Bircan (Atılım University)
                                   Prof. Dr. Muhittin Acar (Hacettepe University)
12:00 – 13:30             Lunch at University Restaurant Kuşkonmaz
13:30 – 15:30             Sessions (2 Parallel)
15:30 – 16:00             Coffee Break
16:00 – 18:00             Sessions (2 Parallel)
20:00                          Welcome Dinner   
Friday-November 15th, 2014 
09:00 – 11:00             Sessions (3 Parallel)
11:00 – 13:30             Lunch
13:30 – 15:30             Sessions (3 Parallel)
15:30 – 16:00             Coffee Break
16:00 – 18:00             Sessions (2 Parallel)
18:00                          Closing Remarks
Session I: Theoretical Reflections on Government, History and Public Administration
Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah and M. M. Ashaduzzaman Nour: “Public Administration and Civilization: Past, Present and Future”
Waleed Ali: “Governance and Public Policy in the Middle East: Global Assimilation or Preserving Historical Identity”
Qahtan. Khairallah. Athab: “Reinventing Government: Attitudes And Potentials of Top And Middle Managements At the Public organization”
Inas Ahmed Ismail: “عهى انًشاركة انسياسية عبر انًجال انعاو االفتراضي تأثير تسويق األفكار” (The Impact of Promoting Ideas with a Hypothesis Sphere on Political Participation)
Session II: Coping with Various forms of Crisis in the Middle East
Discussant: Mustafa Kemal Bayırbağ
Mahmud Rahman: “Towards a Security Policy on Terrorism and Counterterrorism Issues”
Gökhan Orhan: “The Role of External Shocks, Crises, Disasters and Extraordinary Circumstances in Legitimating Policy Change: The Case of Turkey”
Darci Pauser: “Averting the Crisis of Sustainability Amid the East-West Pull: Turkey’s Sustainable Development Initiatives”
Richard Khan and Shamshad Ahmed: “Acculturation, Posttraumatic Stress, and the Mediating Role of Coping Strategies among Muslim Trauma Victims”.
Session III: Nation, Democracy and System
Discussant: Savaş Zafer Şahin
Samir Rihani: “Nations as living systems: mix of order and chaos”
Hüseyin Gül: “What Kind of a Public Administration for Turkey”
Abdalhadi M. Alijla: “The Road to Division: How Public Administration Fragments the Palestinians”
Sabuhi Khalili: “Non-economic Factors in the Middle East Uprisings-Internet and Media”
Session IV: The Arab Spring
Discussant: Mete Yıldız
Michiel S. de Vries: “The ethics involved in the Arab spring”
Fadel al-Kifaee and Mohammed Talabani: “The Iraqi Arab Spring”
Nassef Manabilang Adiong: “A Comparative Study on the Concept of Nation-State in International Relations and Islamic Studies: The Case of Nation States Involved in the Arab Spring Process”
Stefanie Slaoui-Zirpins: “The EU and the MENA region after the Arab Spring: Intensifying Dialogue between practitioners to overcome ongoing Instabilities?”    
Session V: The Turkish Model
Discussant: Çağkan Sayın
Zhu Xiaoning, Zhao Shurong and Zhang Mengmeng: “Sino-Turkey Comparative Study on Recent Governance Reform —-Based on Case Studies of Governments Responsiveness to Group Events”
Savaş Zafer Şahin: “Do models work in the Middle East?: “Bureaucracy vs Democracy” under the Single Party Government Practice in Turkey since 2002”
Vadim Atnashev: “The Turkish Citizenship Legislation and Statelessness Issue in the Modern Context”    
Session VI: Perpetual Crisis: Policy Making in the Republic of Lebanon
Chair:Thomas W. Haase
Discussant: Hiba Khodr
Wen-Jiun Wang: “Lebanon and the Syrian Refugee Crisis:A Humanitarian Response Network in Action”
Anna Nersesyants: “Setting the Policy Agenda: Disaster Management in the Republic of Lebanon”
Melissa Ajamian: “Lebanese Nongovernmental Organizations: Towards a Preliminary Taxonomy”
Hiba Khodr: “Energy Policy in Lebanon: When Research, Politics and Policy Fail to Interact”
Carmen Geha: “Civil  Society  and  Policy  Making  in  a  Consociational  Democracy: Towards  a  Policy Intervention Model”    
Session VII: Role of Education in the Middle East’s Public Reform
Discussant: Betül Bulut Şahin
Yasmin Khodary: “Towards Good Governance in Education”
Anıl Çekiç: “Computer Aided Education System Framework for Turkey”
Ayman Hussein: “Subject Matters and Core Competencies in MPA Programs in the Arab region”
Heba Abdel Megeed: “Effectiveness of Community Participation in Education”    
Session VIII: E-Sloutions to the Problems of the Middle East
Discussant: Anıl Çekiç
Mete Yıldız and Kamil Demirhan: “What Can E-Government Studies Learn From Crises: The Case of 2011 Van Earthquake”
Shahjahan H. Bhuiyan: “People’s Revolution, e-Government and  the Building of a Transparent and Open Government in the “New” Egypt”
Tawfik Elkheshen: “The Role of Information Technology in Local Government Reform in Egypt”
Salma El Tanany: “Moving Towards a Knowledge-Based Economy: What is Needed to Enable Science, Technology and Innovation in Post-Revolutionary Egypt”    
Session IX: Ortadoğuda Kriz ve Devlet (Crisis and State in the Middle East)
Discussant: Halil İbrahim Ülker
Sıddık Ekici, Hatice Altunok, Gülcan Şahin: “Krizleri İçerden Yönetememek: Yabanci Uzman Raporlariyla Devlet İnşası”
Mustafa Altunok ve Can Umut Çiner: “Kamu Politikaları ve Devlette Reform Takıntısı”
Cenay Babaoğlu: “Küresel Etkenlerin Yamacinda Irak’ta Yerel Yönetimler”
Özkan Leblebici: “Ortadoğuda İstikrarsizlik, Kaos ve Otorite”
Session X
Discussant: Savaş Zafer Şahin
Moosa Elayah: “Public Sector Administrative Reform: The Yemeni Experience (1995-2005)”
Amna.H.Muhammed: “The Impact Of Administrative Development In Attracting Foreign Investment From The Standpoint Of Workers at (Ministry Of Industry and Commerce, Investment Promotion Corporation, JSC)  In the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: A field Study”
Khalid Moustafa Hassan: “The use of Early warning system network and electronic warfare in securing the safety of nuclear plants from terrorist attacks”
Khalifa Chater: “The Democratic Transition in Tunisia, Challenges”
Hamid E. Ali and Omnia A. Abdellatif: “Military Spending and Natural Resource: Evidence from Rentiers’ States in The Middle East and North Africa”
Ahmed A. Alzahrani and Alberto Asquer: “A new model of providing public services: the case of Public –Business Centers”
Session XI: Social Inclusion and Governance in Post-Revolutionary Egypt
Ahmed Alaa Fayed: “Case-studies on petty corruption in post revolutionary Egypt”
Ashraf Numair: “How to Boost Citizens’ Trust in Government The Case of Post-Revolution Egypt”
Jenifer Bremer: “Zakat and the Egyptian Diaspora:  Philanthropic Linkages Between the Egyptian-American Community in Washington and Marginalized Communities in Egypt as a Tool for Inclusive Growth Strategies”
Eissa Abou Omar: “Empowering Professional Syndicates in Egypt to Achieve Good Governance (An Application to the Egyptian Medical Syndicate)    
Session XII: Public Service in the Middle East
Discussant: Mete Yıldız
Lucky Benson and Bulila N. Daniel: “Public Service Reforms and the achievements of Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria”
Noura Wahby: “Community self-help initiatives in Infrastructure Upgrading in Informal Areas: Reshaping Local Governance”
Amira Abdel Latif: “Improving the Quality of Public Health Services in lower income areas in Cairo, Egypt” *
Mona Salem El Rassass: “The Determinants of Citizens’ Satisfaction in the Water Public Service: the Case Study of The Governorate of Fayoum”
Alexandre Munoz: “Issues of a new governance of public policies to develop sustainable regional investment in the Mediterranean”