Barcelona Summer School of the Mediterranean and the Middle East celebrates its third edition

A joint initiative of the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI), Blanquerna-Universitat Ramon Llull, the European Institute of the Mediterranean and DIPLOCAT.

A new Barcelona Summer School of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, co-organised by the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI), Blanquerna-Universitat Ramon Llull, the European Institute of the Mediterranean and DIPLOCAT, will take place from 1 to 5 July. Registration deadline is 27 June (more information in the attached programme).

This year's edition will include a set of courses on politics and international relations in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, delivered by renowned experts. Courses will be interactive and face-to-face, and in some cases will also be available online. Topics will address religious engagement and migration, energy, sustainability and climate change, conflict resolution, connections, alliances and influences in the region and in the global south, and gender and decolonisation, to mention a few. The programme also includes a course on scientific writing techniques and their basic components, such as logical argumentation, persuasion and social science writing style, as well as cultural outings and visits.

The Summer School will be inaugurated with a conference entitled Making and Unmaking the Tale of the "Saracen" (in the European Mediterranean): The case of Sicily, by Sherine Hafez, from the University of California at Riverside, which will be moderated and debated by Suad Joseph, from the University of California at Davis, as part of the Fred Halliday Award 2024 ceremony.

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