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Interdisciplinary Research Seminar

From Wednesday November 10, 2021 at 11:00, to Thursday November 11, 2021 at 14:00
Palau de Pedralbes. Avinguda Diagonal, 686, 08034 Barcelona

This research seminar takes place as a complement to the series of lectures Aula Mediterrània 2021-2022, 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.


Wednesday 10th November 2021

11.00  11.45 Accreditations and coffee

11.45 – 12.00 Welcoming remarks by Senén Florensa, executive president, IEMed

12.00 – 14.00 Parallel sessions

  • Session 1. From Mubarak to Al Sisi: evolutions of Egypt's economic policies
  • Session 2. Models of reception of migrants and refugees in Mediterranean European countries: lessons learned and challenges for the future

14.00 – 14.30 Family photo

14.30 - 16.00 Lunch Break

16.00 – 16.30 Aula Mediterrània Awards Ceremony to the Best Master’s Dissertations. By Victoria Alsina Burgués, minister of Foreign Action and Open Government, Government of Catalonia; and Senén Florensa, executive president, IEMed.

16.30 – 18.30 Parallel sessions

    • "European foreign policy and hybrid actors in the Middle East" by Sharon Lecocq, PhD candidate at Leuven Institute for International and European Studies (LINES) and Leuven Center for Global Governance Studies (LCGGS), University of Leuven
    • "A new Emirate on the Game Board: Taliban Foreign Relations" by Cristina Sala, communication assistant at CIDOB, Phd student and joint lecturer at UPF, and IBEI alumna
  • Session 4. Modern societies faced to climate and health crises (XV-XIX centuries)

09.30 – 11.30 Parallel sessions

  • Session 5. Reflections on the Arab-Israeli conflict today
  • Session 6. Mediterranean cities and migration governance

11.30 - 12.00 Coffee Break

12.00 – 14.00 Closing session: Burning issues in the Maghreb

If you are interested in attending this Interdisciplinary Research Seminar, please contact Laia Mestres (lmestres@ibei.org).

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