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 – Is the Africa-China nexus a reality for Northern African Arab countries?
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.
Approaching sectarian identity politics and Middle East international relations in the first post-Arab Uprisings decade – a stocktaking
Lecture by Morten Valbjørn, associate professor at the Department of Political Sciences in Aarhus University, moderated by Jordi Quero, Coordinator and Professor of the Master’s at CEI/UB.23 February 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.