Geopolitics of a Multipolar Mediterranean

CIDOB will host the second public conference of MEDRESET. This EU funded research project aims at developing alternative visions for a new Mediterranean partnership and this event will focus on the geopolitical approaches of various global and regional powers.

PERFORMED ACTIVITY
19 April 2017 - 16:00h
LOCATION: CIDOB, sala Jordi Maragall, c/Elisabets 12, 08001 Barcelona
ORGANIZED BY: CIDOB

Objective

CIDOB will host a public conference of MEDRESET. This EU funded research project aims at developing alternative visions for a new Mediterranean partnership, six years after the Arab Spring. The project will design an inclusive, flexible, and responsive future role for the EU in the region. In this conference, participants will discuss how different global and regional players approach the Mediterranean. For some the Mediterranean is a geopolitcial entity, for other a mere transit zone. Which implications does it have? To whose vision is Europe closer to? Speakers will also discuss which kind of role could and should the EU play in this region and how this should translate into specific policies and instruments. 

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Geopolitics of a Multipolar Mediterranean PERFORMED ACTIVITY

16:00h Welcome Remarks

Eduard Soler i Lecha, Senior research fellow, CIDOB

Maria Cristina Paciello, Senior research fellow, IAI, and Scientific coordinator of MEDRESET

 

16:15h Re-imagining Mediterranean Geopolitics

Perspectives from Europe, the United States, Russia, China, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey           

Chair: Abdullah Baabood, Director, Gulf Studies Program QU

Panelists:

Münevver Cebeci,  Senior Researcher  College of Europe, Natolin Campus
Daniela Huber, Senior Research Fellow, IAI 
Nicolás de Pedro, Research Fellow, CIDOB
Max Ajil, PhD Candidate and editor of Jadaliyya’s Palestine page, ASI-REM
Aria Mohammadi, Research Assistant in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University, UDUR
Aybars Görgülü, founding member and Senior Fellow, PODEM , Istanbul

 

17:45h Coffee Break

18:15h A new role for the EU in the Mediterranean?

Chair: Sabiha Senyücel Gündoğar, founding member and research director, PODEM, Istanbul

Panelists:

Anoush Ehteshami, Chair in International Relations and Director of the HH Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah Programme at Durham University, UDUR
Tobias Schumacher, Chair in European Neighbourhood Policy,College of Europe
Marc Schade-Poulsen, Executive Director of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights, Euromed Rights Group
Meriem El- Hilali, Diplomatic Advisor Social and Civil Affairs, UFM secretariat
Eduard Soler i Lecha, Senior research fellow, CIDOB and Scientific coordinator of MENARA

19:15h Concluding remarks

John Sakkas, Associate Professor for Modern Mediterranean History University of the Aegean, Rhodes
Nur Abdelkhaliq, Senior Consultant at IOD PARC, Edinburgh