The 9th edition of the Interuniversity Program Aula Mediterrània offers 18 conferences between November 2022 and May 2023.
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.
All sessions are open access. If you want a certificate of attendance, you must enroll in the program by filling out the form below.
On 29th and 20th March 2023 the Program holds its annual seminar in Barcelona.
The programme at a glance:
3 November – New tools for environmental defence in the Mediterranean
10 November – The construction of the ambassador in the modern era
17 November – Decolonizing the city through poetry and translation
23 November – The sound spaces of the city in the Modern Age
15 December – Fashion showcases. Democratization of luxury and new consumption spaces in pre-industrial Valencia
19 January – A renewed partnership for developing energy and transport infrastructure across the Mediterranean
26 January – Science diplomacy in the Mediterranean: building trust through science and knowledge
2 February – Irregular migration in the Mediterranean: border policies and gender spaces
9 February – Child Marriage and Human Rights: The Moroccan Case
16 February – Arab press freedom between external and internal pressures
23 February – Sectarianism in the MENA region
16 March – EU relations with Southern Mediterranean countries: the democratic conditionality clause
23 March – East Mediterranean energy developments amidst the war in Ukraine
13 April – Threats and alliances in the post-2011 Middle East
20 April –The Chinese presence in North Africa
4 May – The pushbacks of migrants at the Ceuta and Melilla borders with Morocco
11 May – Identity and foreign policy in the Islamic Republic: the dynamics of geopolitical expediency
18 May – Yemen: fragmentation, mediation and humanitarian crisis
25 May – The paradoxes of Sudanese politics
La construcción del embajador en la época moderna. La diplomacia entre los Estados italianos y la Monarquía hispánica (siglos XVI-XVII)
Article by Paola Volpini, Associate Professor of Modern History (Università di Roma Sapienza) where she reflects on some fundamental themes in the history of European diplomacy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.12 January 2023
Knowledge and interdisciplinary academic research on Mediterranean issues
Aula Mediterrània is held since 2014 in coordination with more than a dozen master’s degree programmes from different universities that, in their syllabuses, teach content related to the Euro-Mediterranean region, and especially to the Middle East and North Africa. The aim of Aula Mediterrània is to support knowledge and research on Mediterranean issues and contribute to the internationalisation of local academia through the opportunity to mobilise experts, academics and actors who are relevant in the knowledge and study of the Mediterranean environment. Through this programme, they have the opportunity to network with universities around the world.
The programme has three pillars: a series of lectures, an academic seminar and the Aula Awards for the Best Master’s Degree Final Projects on Mediterranean issues.
Since the 2020-2021 academic year, Aula Mediterrània has twinned with the newcomer Aula Árabe, promoted by Casa Árabe from 2019-2020, to expand the range of lectures and encourage exchange between participants in both programmes.