Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World

Rethinking Social and Political Dynamics in the Contemporary Mediterranean Region

A major online round table taking place on Thursday 17 June 2021.

Mediterranean Politics and Society Research Network
The Journal of Mediterranean Politics, The Institute for Advanced Studies of Aix-Marseille University (IMéRA), and the Alwaleed Centre at the University of Edinburgh and the Mediterranean Politics and Society Research Network welcome you to two roundtables on the present and future of social and political research in the contemporary Mediterranean region. Contributors will analyse salient dilemmas and introduce emerging research themes to illuminate the complex dynamics that shape interactions all around the Mediterranean sea today.
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Full Programme

Roundtable 1: 14:00-15:20 Central European Summer Time/13:00-14:20 British Summer Time

Reflecting on the Euromed legacy

Nathalie Ferré, Sciences po Aix-en-Provence / Mesopolhis: Performing the Mediterranean in times of securitization: Revisiting a European founding myth

Nadine Sika, American University in Cairo: Protest activities and policy change in Egypt and Jordan: when formal networks matter.’

Thierry Fabre, IMéRA: Shall we put to rest the idea of the ‘Euro-Mediterranean’?

Chair: Frédéric Volpi, Edinburgh University/IMERA

Comfort Break 

Roundtable 2: 15:40-17:00 Central European Summer Time/14:40-16:00 British Summer Time

New trends in Mediterranean research

Sarah Wolff, Queen Mary University of London: Secular Power Europe and Islam: Foreign Policy and Identity

Matt Buehler, University of Tennessee: Racism and Labor Market Threat Perceptions: Surveying Moroccan Attitudes about sub-Saharan Migrants

Dilek Yankaya, Sciences Po Aix-en-Provence / Mesopolhis: Back to the future in the Mediterranean: how history matters in international trade?

Chair: Frédéric Volpi, Edinburgh University/IMERA