The Institute for Islamic World Futures Studies (IIWFS) is a non-profit institute whose aim is to strengthen the effective trends and drivers on making a better future for the Islamic World within the framework of undisputed power bloc of the world, through increasing convergence and unity among Islamic countries. The institute was founded in 2009 as a leading institute in the I.R. Iran in the field of cultural-artistic, political, economic and international Islamic World studies. Meanwhile initiating and promoting the field of Islamic World studies in higher education level and organizing scientific research courses and groups, the institute also tries to develop a realist-pragmatist perspective in convergence and unity of the Islamic world. Read More ...

In the meeting of scientific and executive committee, the deadline for abstract submission extended to 9 June 2016.

The meeting of policy making council took place with the participation of Dr. Seyed Yahya Safavi president of the Institute for Islamic World Futures Studies (IIWFS) and secretary of the ICGCIW, Dr. Mohammad Reza Hafeznia scientific secretary of ICGCIW, Dr. Seyed Hamzeh Safavi executive secretary of ICGCIW, Dr. Jamile Tavakoli Nia dean of Faculty of Earth Sciences of Shahid Beheshti University, Dr. Elahe Kolaee the head of Regional Studies department in the University of Tehran and professors of geographic sciences, political sciences and international relations at the IIWFS.

In the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Seyed Hamzeh Safavi director of the IIWFS and executive secretary of the conference stated a report of the actions taken:

Launching the conference website in Farsi, English and Arabic, doing executive coordinates, coordination with the Ministry of Science and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to invite Islamic world scholars and international experts, holding coordination meetings with academic centers are among the executive committee activities.
Also the scientific secretary of the conference, Dr. Hafez Nia presented a report of scientific committee activities.

Members of scientific and executive committee discussed the topics of the conference, promoting scientific level of papers by inviting experts in this field, having a basic look at the conference subjects, recognizing the new capacities in the Islamic world and attracting national and international contributions in holding the conference.
Due to the high volume of abstracts which have been submitted to the secretariat also the demands by researchers and professors of geographic sciences, political sciences and international relations, it was decided to extend the deadline for abstract submission in this meeting.

The conference will be held on 15-16 November 2016 with the aim of understanding and determining the crises of Islamic world, studying the solutions to remove these  threats by using the Islamic world capacities and recognizing the scientific-practical strategies to achieve unity and convergence through the Islamic scholars' viewpoints in Shahid Beheshti University.

Welcome to the 1st International Conference on Geopolitical Crises in the Islamic World !

Geopolitical crisis is the result of conflicts and tensions between countries, political-spatial groups and political actors to control one or more values or geographical factors. Crises have different sources and types, which functionally lead the system to an imbalanced state and can disrupt the normal situations, spatial-geographical process and habitat for humanity.

Geopolitical crises include these features :

a) The issue and factor of crisis is to intervene and control one or more values like location, space, position, water, mineral resource, territory, minority, shrine, export market, transfer of goods, energy, tourism, island, strait, border line, religious site and so on.

b) Geopolitical crisis has relative stability and permanence and it is not easily solvable and removable, because the issue of crisis and tension is considered under national and collective interests.

c) Resolving geopolitical crisis requires following conditions :

1.    Establishment of friendly relations and goodwill among two sides of the crisis.
2.    Divisibility of geographical value and conflicting benefit, in a way that each of the claimants reach a desirable contribution and satisfaction achieved.
3.    The imbalance of interrelation of power in a way that one side of the conflict has the hegemonic power and convinces the competitors and counterparties to accept their demand in the shadow of their saber-rattling and take the control of the disputed geographical value, like the Kuril Islands in north of Japan, which is under the Russia’s control.

Start of registration and paper submission September 22, 2015
Abstract submission deadline June 09,2016
Abstract acceptance notification June 20, 2016
Full paper submission deadline August 10,2016
Paper acceptance notification August 21, 2016
Registration deadline September 21, 2016
Conference dates November 14-15, 2016

 

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Introduction:

The Institute of Islamic World Future Studies (IIWFS) is a non-profit institute whose aim is to strengthen the effective trends and drivers on making a better future for the Islamic World within the framework of undisputed power bloc of the world, through increasing convergence and unity among Islamic countries. The institute was founded in 2009 as a leading institute in the I.R. Iran in the field of cultural-artistic, political, economic and international Islamic World studies. Meanwhile initiating and promoting the field of Islamic World studies in higher education level and organizing scientific research courses and groups, the institute also tries to develop a realist-pragmatist perspective in convergence and unity of the Islamic world.

Mission statement:

IIWFS was founded with the task of studying issues and problems relevant to the Islamic World and tries to provide applied scientific-research, problem-based principles needed by elites and scholars in Iran and Islamic World.
The institute introduces and promotes the enabling doctrines and patterns to establish convergence and synergy among Islamic societies, also to confront with the distorted image of Islam and weakened of unique capabilities of the Islamic World.

Activities:

The major activities of the IIWFS are considered as the following:

Holding national and international seminars and meetings in cooperation with universities and think tanks to study the unity among Islamic countries, peace and sustainable development are one of the main activities of IIWFS. In these seminars, IIWFS tries to establish a common strategic culture, synergy and unity.

The most significant activities of the IIWFS is authoring and translating books. The institute has published twelve books and is publishing the Journal of Islamic World Studies.

The Institute of Islamic World Future Studies has investigated the encyclopedia of the Islamic World during 6 years and turns it to an eight-volume book of the Islamic World as the most significant publication of the institute, which revealed in August 2014 with participation of scholars and ambassadors of Islamic countries in Tehran.

Theorizing on the area of unity among Islamic societies, expanding economic collaborations among Islamic countries and also catching up development based on Islamic worldview are considered as an another major objectives of IIWFS

Conference Topics:

a) Typology of Crises in the Islamic World

Ethnical crises

Religious crises

Economic crises in the Islamic World

Cultural crises in the Islamic World

Environmental crises in the Islamic World

Crises resulting from natural resources (energy, mineral, water

b) Critical cores and regions in the Islamic World

Eastern Mediterranean

Afghanistan

Arabian Peninsula

Southeast Asia

Persian gulf

Africa

Caucasus region

Central Asia and Xinjiang

Southeast Europe

South Asia

East Asia

c) Tracing the roots of geopolitical crises in the Islamic World

The historical evolution of geopolitical crises

Effective spatial factors on geopolitical crises

The role of intra-regional governments and politicians  in the Islamic World

The role of supra-regional governments and politicians intervention in the Islamic World (world powers)

The role of religious, political, cultural and social elites

The role of media in geopolitical crises

d) The spatial-environmental reflections of geopolitical crises in the Islamic World

Accession and abstraction in the Islamic World countries

Instability  of power, policy and political boarders in the Islamic World

The expansion of threats and insecurity in present and future

Crises and their role in convergence in the Islamic World

Crises and their role in divergence in the Islamic World

The effect of crises on expansion of poverty and misery

The role of crises in reducing the power of Islamic World

Creating the groundwork for military intervention of supra-regional powers

The effect of crises on destruction and underdevelopment of  the Islamic World

The effect of crises on emergence of neocolonialism (third wave of colonialism)

The effect of crises on developing terrorism

e) Averting crisis strategies and solutions in the Islamic World

Views and approaches to control and spread of crisis

Theoretical models of geopolitical crisis managements

Patterns, successful experiences of crisis management in the Islamic World

Pathology of unity studies and researches in the Islamic World

Considerations and requirements for convergence in the Islamic World

Considerations and requirements for establishing a united Islamic Ummah

Common interests and values in the Islamic World

Making the opportunities to create common interests in the Islamic World

The role of religious leaders, elites, media, politicians in convergence and the settlement of conflicts in the Islamic World

Solutions to remove and thwart the roots and causes of crises