Political turmoil in Saudi Arabia: Implications for the region

When: December 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia, Via Giovanni Boccaccio, 121, 50133 Firenze FI, Italy

  Political turmoil in Saudi Arabia: Implications for the region MEDirections Round-Table The recent internal political developments in Saudi Arabia mark a new era, not only for Saudi Arabia, but also for the whole region. The foreign policy of the new Saudi Read More …

The day after IS military defeat

When: December 6, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: EPC Conference Centre (3rd Floor), Rue du Trône 14, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Policy Dialogue / The day after IS military defeat The event is organised by the Middle East Directions Programme (MEDirections) in partnership with the European Policy Centre (EPC). It will be a roundtable structured into two sets of questions. The Read More …

Executive Training Seminar/ Learning from Conflicts: Approaches to Peace-Building and the Role of Europe

When: December 13, 2017 @ 8:45 am – December 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Where: Conference Room, Villa La Fonte, Via delle Fontanelle 18 I-50014 San Domenico di Fiesole (FI)

Learning from Conflicts: Approaches to Peace-Building and the Role of Europe This Executive Training Seminar focuses on approaches to conflict resolution and peace-building and the role that Europe can play in these processes. The informed audience will be exposed to Read More …

Schuman Centre’s Seminar Series: Religiosity and State-Society Relations in a Comparative Perspective: Europe and the Middle East

When: November 15, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia, Via Giovanni Boccaccio, 121, 50133 Firenze FI, Italy

Schuman Centre’s Seminar Series: Religiosity and State-Society Relations in a Comparative Perspective: Europe and the Middle East Tine Gade: Hybrid Pathways to Resistance in the Islamic World: A Study of Islamist Groups in Lebanon and Iraq Jamil Mouawad: How “Strong” Read More …

University, Diplomacy and Peace in the Middle East

When: October 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Middle East Directions Programme at the Robert Schuman Centre organises a seminar in collaboration with the European Association of International Studies (Associazione Europea di Studi Internazionali – AESI), led by Prof. Massimo Caneva. AESI gathers a delegation of 20 Read More …

Beyond Borders and States: New Actors in the Globalised Middle East

When: July 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am – July 5, 2017 @ 9:30 am

Middle East Directions Programme Annual Conference  –  Florence, 3-5 July 2017 The conference provided academic analysis and fieldwork-research findings on the main dynamics and actors that are transforming the region, as well as on the links between local dynamics and Read More …