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 will provide 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 Read More …

Turkey at a Crossroads (Workshop)

When: March 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Villa Schifanoia, Via Boccacio, 121, firenze

Wed 29 Mar 2017, 16.00 – 18.00 Sala Trivia, Villa Schifanoia A seminar organised by the Migration Working Group, Global Governance Programme, MEDirections Programme and the    Muslim World Working Group. In power for almost 15 years – first as Prime Read More …

Migration challenges: What can Libya’s local communities do?

When: February 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Capella, Villa Schifanoia, Fiesole

Migration challenges: What can Libyaʼs local communities do?   Speaker: Musab El Gaed (MEDirections Associate, Libya) Tuesday 28 February 2017 11 a.m – 1 p.m Capella, Villa Schifanoia Organised in the framework of the The Middle East Directions Programme  At their Read More …

The Future of Christians in the Middle East

When: December 7, 2016 @ 8:56 am – 5:15 pm
Where: European University Institute

While the Arab spring offered an opportunity for religious and ethnic minorities to obtain their full rights in new democratic political regimes, the violent turn of events in many Arab countries has put religious and ethnic minorities under unprecedented threats. Read More …

Book Presentation: “Le Djihad et la mort” by Olivier Roy

When: November 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia, 50014 Fiesole FI, Italy

Wednesday 23 November 17.00-19.00 Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia Chair: Catherine Cornet Why do young Europeans suddenly turn to terrorist violence? What are the main causes of radicalization? There are as many answers to these questions as there are different frameworks of Read More …

The Future of Iraq after ISIS

When: November 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia, 50014 Fiesole FI, Italy

The Future of Iraq after ISIS  A seminar organised in the framework of the The Middle East Directions Programme  With Dr. Yehia al-Kubaisi   Thursday 17 November 10.00-12.00 Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia     Yehia al-Kubaisi is a consultant for the Read More …

Transformations in the Middle-East: The EU’s response

When: June 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Transformations in the Middle-East: The EU’s response Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:00pm 3:00 p.m  The current Syrian and Libyan conflicts are having a major impact in the neighboring countries and the EU plays a critical role in this scenario. The Read More …