International Workshop on Regional Geography - 2017.09.08.



International Workshop on Regional Geography
Geographical Institute, CSFK MTA, Budapest

Date: 8th September, 2017, Friday, 10:00-16:00

Venue: "MTA Kutatóház", Budapest, Budaörsi út 45., 1st floor, "Kis Tanácsterem"


9:50-10:00 Morning coffee and registration

10:00-10:20 Welcome speech by Károly Kocsis (Director of MTA CSFK Geographical Institute)

10:20-12:00 Morning session: Austroasia (Chair: Ágnes Erőss)
10:20-10:40 Chyong-fang Ko (Professor, director, Academica Sinica, Institute of European and American Studies, Taiwan)
Who take care of the elderly: An east-west comparison
10:40-11:00 Andrew Taylor (Professor, senior research fellow, Charles Darwin University, Northern Institute, Australia)
Indigenous demographic change in Northern Australia
11:00-11:20 Ferenc Gyuris (Assistant professor, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary, Budapest)
Reasons for and limits to the Chinese "economic miracle" from an economic geography perspective

11:20-11:50 Q&A
11:50-12:30 Light buffet lunch at the venue

12:30-14:00 Afternoon session 1: Eastern Europe (Chair: Ferenc Gyuris)
12:30-12:50 Ekaterina Antipova, Ivan Pirozhnik, Dzmitry Ivanov (Professors, Belarusian State University, Faculty of Geography)
Demographic transformation processes in Belarus and their role in the socio-economic development
12:50-13:10 Erőss Ágnes, Kata Kovály, Patrik Tátrai (Research fellows, Geographical Institute, MTA)
Kin-state politics stirred by a geopolitical conflict: Hungary's growing activity in post-Euromaidan Transcarpathia, Ukraine
13:10-13:30 Dávid Karácsonyi (Research fellow, Geographical Institute, MTA)
Belarusian economy: a model, a miracle or just survival?

13:30-14:00 Q&A
14:00-14:20 Afternoon coffee

14:20-15:50 Afternoon session 2: Eastern Europe (Chair: Dávid Karácsonyi)
14:20-14:40 Grigory Pidgrushnii (Professor, head of department, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Institute of Geography)
Formation of poles of social and economic growth in frames of Ukrainian regional development
14:40-15:00 Zsolt Bottlik (Professor, head of department, Inst. of Geography and Earth Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University), Gábor Demeter (Research fellow, MTA Reaearch Centre for the Humanities, Institute of History)
Language and nationality (self-identification) as political protest behavior in European post-Soviet region
15:00-15:20 Anatoly Melnichuk (Associate professor, Kyiv Taras Sevchenko National University, Department of Economic and Social Geography)
Some aspects of social consequences of the construction of Hydroelectric Power Station Nr 2. at the Kakhivka HPS site

15:20-15:50 Q&A

15:50-16:00 Closing remarks (Károly Kocsis, Dávid Karácsonyi)

The workshop is open for everybody, the participation is free of charge.
Kindly RSVP by 1st September, 2017 at karacsonyidavid[at]