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Aula Mediterrània Series of lectures | East Mediterranean energy developments amidst the war in Ukraine

Thursday March 23, 2023, at 18:30
Conference room IEMed, Girona, 20 - Barcelona and live on IEMed YouTube channel

Laury Haytayan (Natural Resource Governance Institute).
ModeratorUmut Özkirimli (IBEI)

Attendance is free. No previous registration is required*

*Anyone wishing to request the attendance and achievement diploma should complete the registration form.

Laury sets the strategic trajectory of the Middle East and North Africa region in accordance with the organizations’ mission and vision. She represents NRGI in the region and she oversees the implementation of programs and projects. Prior to becoming the director, Laury was the MENA senior officer in charge of the media and parliamentary capacity building programs. She played a significant role in establishing the Middle East and North Africa Regional Knowledge Hub Course in Lebanon in 2014.

Previously, Laury was executive director of Beirut-based Arab Region Parliamentarians Against Corruption (ARPAC), where she worked with parliamentarians and civil society groups to strengthen legislators' oversight and legislative capacities. Laury was invited by the Carter Center to help monitor the first Tunisian elections after the fall of Ben Ali. Prior to working with ARPAC, she was in charge of regional grassroots projects in Bahrain, Yemen and Saudi Arabia focused on promoting the role of women in development and policy-making. She also worked as grant manager, advocacy specialist and trainer for several international nongovernmental organizations, including IREX, ACDI/VOCA and the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. There, she mainly focused on civil society democracy campaigns in Lebanon and Iraq. Laury holds a master’s in Middle East politics from the University of Exeter and a B.A. in communication arts from the Lebanese American University. She speaks Arabic, French, English and Armenian.

Co-organised by the IEMed as part of the Aula Mediterrània 2022-23 programme in collaboration with IBEI Master’s in International Relations.

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 2022-23, the programme celebrates its ninth edition. International experts from various professional backgrounds will address key issues of the Mediterranean and international agenda. For instance, the management of energy resources, the global governance of the environment, border management, sectarianism in the Middle East, the political situation of countries such as Sudan or Iran, or the growing Chinese influence in the Maghreb.

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



The lectures will be at the Conference room IEMed, Girona, 20 - Barcelona and live on IEMed YouTube channel.

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

Attendance is free.

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.