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Geopolitical Matters: The Arab world, Spain and the Mediterranean

From June 01, 2017 until September 09, 2017Check schedule.
Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Alcalá, 62). Check schedule. Prior registration required.

Casa Árabe and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) have organized this summer course from September 6 to 8. You may now register and apply for scholarships.

The objective of this course, directed by professors Ana Isabel Planet (UAM) and Miguel Hernando de Larramendi (UCLM), is to provide up-to-date knowledge and thought on the main topics in today’s geopolitical situation in the Mediterranean. During the course, special attention will be placed on the processes of political change which have taken place since 2011, as well as the conflicts that have not been resolved and the need for action to put an end to the resulting humanitarian and political crises.  The overview includes a general framework for the region, from regional economic policy, international relations and Spain’s role in the region to reflections revolving around recent occurrences in Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey and Syria. The topics for debate during the round table discussions include the economy, youth, conflicts and humanitarian crisis.

Course program

The course will be held from September 6 to 8 at the Casa Árabe headquarters in Madrid (at Calle Alcalá, 62). It includes 25 total class hours (1 ECTS credit), with participation by experts on the contemporary Arab world in Spain, the most notable of which are:

Ignacio Álvarez-Ossorio Alvariño, University of Alicante
Haizam Amirah Fernández, Real Instituto Elcano
Thierry Desrues, IESA/CSIC
Gonzalo Escribano Francés, Real Instituto Elcano
Irene Fernández Molina, Exeter University
Ruth Ferrero Turrión, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Ignacio Gutiérrez de Terán Gómez-Benita, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)
Miguel Hernando de Larramendi Martínez, GRESAM-UCLM
Aurelia Mañé Estrada, University of Barcelona
Eva Martínez, Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Ana Isabel Planet Contreras, UAM
Carmen Rodríguez López, UAM
José Sánchez García, University of Lleida-Sahwa Project
Laurence Thieux, GRESAM/TEIM

Tuition for the course is €62.87€ (without lunch), though the UAM offers a series of up to 20 scholarships for which university students, and unemployed university degree holders may apply.

The ECTS credits will be recognized for anyone who attends 100% of the sessions and passes the required evaluation. Those students who attend at least 80% of the sessions will receive a diploma of attendance.

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Geopolitical Matters: The Arab world, Spain and the Mediterranean

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