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[CANCELLED] Interdisciplinary research seminar | Imagining the Mediterranean to come

From Tuesday March 24, 2020 at 9:00, to Wednesday March 25, 2020 at 13:30
Institute of Catalan Studies. Carrer del Carme, 47, 08001 Barcelona

This event has been CANCELLED and it's NOT going to take place.

This research seminar takes place as a complement to the series of lectures Aula Mediterrània 2019-2020, a result of the collaboration between the IEMed and the academic world. It brings together experts and the latest research on various topics related to the Mediterranean.


Tuesday 24th March 2020

08.30 09.00 Registration

09.00 09.30 Welcome remarks

09.30  10.00 Challenges of the Mediterranean of the future. Debate among the winners of the awards on the best Master Dissertations with the participation of Josep Canals, secretary general of MedCities; Lola Bañon, associate professor of Journalism, Universitat de Valencia; and Lurdes Vidaldirector of the Arab and Mediterranean World Division, IEMed; Affiliated Faculty, IBEI.

10.00 - 11.45 Parallel sessions

  • Session 1The role of Artificial lntelligence in North Africa's future
  • Session 2Return Migration and reintegration in the Mediterranean in critical perspective: between exogenous pressures and endogenous interests

11.45 - 12.15. Coffee break

12.15 - 14.00 Parallel sessions

  • Session 3Solidarity and internationalism in the WANA region. Transnational evolutions
  • Session 4Border externalization in the EU and new forms of violence in the Mediterranean

14.00 - 15.00 Lunch break

15.00 - 16.45 Parallel sessions

  • Session 5Energetic transition and energetic needs of South Mediterranean countries: convergence or conflict?
  • Session 6The Mediterranean in the modern era: space of nexus and conflict

16.45 - 18:30 Parallel sessions

  • Session 7Literary identities in the Mediterranean: visions and some considerations
  • Session 8. Libya, a divided country and a broken society in a turbulent region

Wednesday 25th March 2020

09.00 - 10.45 Parallel sessions

  • Session 9. Open Mic: Researching the Mediterranean

10.45 - 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 - 13.30 Parallel sessions

  • Session 10Translating and interpreting from Arabic to Spanish in European and international institutions: past and future of a professional career

Chair: Esther BarbéSenior Research Associate, IBEI; Professor of lnternational Relations, UAB

    • "Democratization in Tunisia and the EU" Adrià RiveraPredoctoral Fellow, IBEI
    • "lslamist Movements in Post-Transitional Egypt" Cristina Sala, Alumna, IBEI; PhD Student, UPF; and Editorial Coordinator Support, IEMed
    • "The Role of Non-State Actors in the lnternational Relations of Middle East and North Africa" Sharon LecocqPhD Researcher, Leuven lnternational and European Studies (UNES) lnstitute and Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (LCGGS) of the University of Leuven. Visiting researcher, IBEI.