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20 · OCTUBRE · 2021

Series of lectures: Aula Mediterrània 2021-2022

The inter-university programme Aula Mediterrània aims to foster studies on the Mediterranean with an as wide and interdisciplinary perspective as possible. It is the result of the collaboration between the IEMed and the academic world, including IBEI.

In the academic year 2021-22, the programme celebrates its eighth edition combining on-site and online conferences due to the covid-19 pandemic. Some of the topics that the programme will cover are migration and border management, transnationalism, economic cooperation in the Mediterranean, climate change, European policy towards Arab countries or the jihadism; and other more novel or less approached such as Iran’s new foreign policy, politics of maritime infrastructures across the Mediterranean, the impact of Brexit on the role of Gibraltar or the relation between dissidence and the Arab women.

We strongly recommend our students to take part in this programme in order to broaden their knowledge in the MENA regionCheck the programme

First conference of the series of lectures:

October 28, 2021 · 18:30h CEST

Opening of the Aula Mediterrània 2021-22 lectures
With Muntsa Vilalta, director general for Foreign Affairs, Generalitat de Catalunya; and Senen Florensa, executive president, IEMed.

Lecture | Princesses in the Mediterranean in the modern age
With María Ángeles Pérez Samper, emeritus professor of Modern History, UB; and Xavier Gil Pujol, full professor of Modern History, UB.

More information and registration

Conferences co-organized by IBEI

📌 23 November, 2021 | Borderlands: Europe and the Mediterranean Middle East?
With Raffaella del Sarto, associate professor of Middle East Studies, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; and Elisabeth Johansson-Nogués, associate professor, IBEI. More info

📌 24 March, 2022 | Nationalism, Islam and democracy
With Umut Özkirimli, senior research fellow, IBEI and associate senior researcher, CIDOB; and Eduard Soler i Lecha, senior research fellow, CIDOB, and affiliated faculty member, IBEI. More info

Conferences with the participation of researchers linked to IBEI

📌 26 January, 2022 | The new / old cold wars: geopolitics of North Africa and the Middle East in the age of the Arab revolts
With H. A. Hellyer, senior associate fellow, Royal United Service Institute, London; and Lurdes Vidal, director of the Arab and Islamic, IEMed, and affiliated faculty member, IBEI. More info

📌 24 February, 2022 | The Politics of Climate Change and Migration: a Sociological Interpretation
With Gerard Delanty, professor of Sociology and Social Political Thought, School of Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex, Brighton; and Juan Carlos Triviño, research fellow, IBEI. More info

Practical information

The lectures will be at the Conference room IEMed, Girona, 20 - Barcelona and/or live on the Zoom platform (with registration) and on the IEMed streaming video channel.

Languages: The lectures will be in Catalan, Spanish, English or French, depending on the speaker.

Attendance is free, previous registration here.

Those who attend 40% of the sessions can request an attendance and achievement diploma delivered by the IEMed, jointly issued with the Master’s programs participating in the lectures. Anyone wishing to request the diploma should complete the registration form and attend via Zoom Platform.