Research symposium on Mediterranean

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University of Tampere, main building, lecture room C6



The purpose of the day is to bring together teaching and research activities in Tampere region
related to Mediterranean region. All interested, welcome!


9.00-9.20 opening words, Rector Liisa Laakso and Professor (emeritus) Tuomo Melasuo
9.20 – 10.30 Key note and discussion, Director of UNIMED Marcello Scalisi

Ambassador of Algeria, H.E. Ms Nawel Settouti
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco, H.E Mohammed Ariad

10.30 – 10.45 break

10.45 – 11.45 Session 1: Presentations (10 minutes each, discussion)

Rinna Kullaa: Recent International Relations' History across the Mediterranean: Great Powers, Superpowers, the European Union and Post-Colonialism

Bruno Lefort: The politics of belonging: Experiences of collaborative research with Lebanese students.

Karim Maiche: on Algerian autonomous trade union movement

11.45 – 13.00 lunch break

13.00 – 14.00 Session 2

Susanne Dahlgren: Politics, Law and Revolution in Yemen; IX Islamic Legal Studies conference, June 5-9, 2018 in U of Helsinki and U of Tampere

Tytti Erästö: The Role of the Mediterranean in NATO Missile Defence

Sari Katajala-Peltomaa and Ville Vuolanto: Reseach on Mediterranean in TRIVIUM

14.15 – 15.15 Session 3

Vera G. Centeno: The analysis of the OECD Mediterranean Regional Project - MRP (1960s/1970s).

Iris Alves Santos: OECD influence on the Portuguese education policy

Ari Heinonen and Auli Harju: Experiences on higher education cooperation projects in the Mediterranean region

15.15 – 16  conclusion for the day on the topic Ways to facilitate and reinforce the Mediterranean University Cooperation

Contributors a.o:
Risto Veltheim - Advisory Council Anna Lindh Foundation; Foundation of the Finnish Institute in the Middle East
Marcello Scalisi – UNIMED
Marco di Donato - UNIMED
Auli Harju – University of Tampere
Katariina Mustakallio – University of Tampere
Tuomo Melasuo – University of Tampere

16 – snacks and drinks, place: muotokuva-aula




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