Rethinking Social and Political Dynamics in the Contemporary Mediterranean Region

June 17, 2021 - 14:00 -  17:00 -  On line

Rethinking Social and Political Dynamics in the Contemporary Mediterranean Region

Roundtable organised by Frédéric Volpi, Senior Fellow IMéRA 2021-2023, Chair Islamic and Middle East Studies & Director, Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Contemporary Islam, University of Edinburgh

This roundtable is free and open to all, but registration is necessary :



The Journal of Mediterranean Politics, The Institute for Advanced Studies of Aix-Marseille University (IMéRA), and the Alwaleed Centre at the University of Edinburgh, welcome you to two roundtables on the present and future of social and political research in the contemporary Mediterranean region.

Contributors will analyse salient dilemmas and introduce emerging research themes to illuminate the complex dynamics that shape interactions all around the Mediterranean sea today.

Full Programme:

  • Roundtable 1: 14h00-15h20 (Central European Time)

Reflecting on the Euromed legacy

Sarah Wolff, Queen Mary University of London: Secular Power Europe and Islam: Foreign Policy and Identity

Nathalie Ferré, Sciences po Aix-en-Provence / Mesopolhis: Performing the Mediterranean in times of securitization: Revisiting a European founding myth

Thierry Fabre, IMéRA: Shall we put to rest the idea of the ‘Euro-Mediterranean’?

Chair: Frédéric Volpi, Edinburgh University/IMERA

Comfort Break 

  • Roundtable 2: 15h40-17h00 (Central European Time)

New trends in Mediterranean research

Matt Buehler, University of Tennessee: Racism and Labor Market Threat Perceptions: Surveying Moroccan Attitudes about sub-Saharan Migrants

Dilek Yankaya, Sciences Po Aix-en-Provence / Mesopolhis: Back to the future in the Mediterranean: how history matters in international trade?

Nadine Sika, American University in Cairo: Protest activities and policy change in Egypt and Jordan: when formal networks matter.’

Chair: Frédéric Volpi, Edinburgh University/IMERA