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Lurdes Vidal

Lurdes Vidal_foto

Chief Officer for Arab and Mediterranean World, IEMed

European Institute of the Mediterranean


Lurdes Vidal is Head of the Arab and Mediterranean World Department at the IEMed. She holds a degree in Translation and Interpretation from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and studied International Relations. She is Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly journal afkar/ideas and contributes to diverse media. She lectures on the subject of Arab Politics in the Master on the Arab and Islamic World at the University of Barcelona.

Her notable publications include “Democracia islámica: ¿un debate envenenado?”, in Ámbitos de Política y Sociedad (2008), Los retos de la educación básica en países del Mediterráneo Sur, Fundación Carolina/CeALCI/IEMed (2006); “Islam político y democracia, riesgo u oportunidad?”, in Ámbitos de Política y Sociedad (2006), “El reto del desarrollo en Egipto”, in DCidob (2006), “Syria, Vertigo in the Face of a Radicalised Revolution and an Uncertain Future”, a Med.2012 IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook (2012), “Perceptions on Democracy and Islamism: Hypotheses and Second-Guessed Predictions”, a Euromed Survey 2011 (2012) y “Blogs y redes sociales: la rebelión de los jóvenes árabes” (2013), Fundación Tres Culturas del Mediterráneo (en prensa). She lived in Damascus (Syria) in 1998, where she studied Arabic.   


Selected publications

  • Ciuccarelli, Elisabetta; Mayer, Nicolas; Vidal, Lurdes.

    2014.Syria or the inevitability of feeling concerned, Euromed Survey 05, Barcelona: IEMed..Link
  • Mayer, Nicolas; Vidal, Lurdes

    2014.Siria o la lógica del mal menor, Cuadernos de información sindical: Siria. Esperanzas defraudadas, Barcelona: CCOO..Link
  • Vidal, Lurdes (dir.); Bourkba, Moussa; Rufalco, Laura

    2013.Socio-Political Map after the “Arab Awakening”: in Search of a Balance of Powers, IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook 2013, Barcelona: IEMed..Link
  • Vidal, Lurdes.2013.After the “Spring” Euphoria, a Restrained Optimism, Euromed Survey of Experts and Actors 2012. Rethinking Euromed Policies in a Changed Mediterranean, Barcelona: IEMed..Link
  • Vidal, Lurdes.2012.Syria, Vertigo in the Face of a Radicalised Revolution and an Uncertain Future, Med.2012 IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook, Barcelona: IEMed..Link