“The New Mediterranean” Symposium Hosted by NYU’s Catalan Center, Sept. 21-22

“The New Mediterranean,” a symposium organized by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) and The Catalan Center at New York University, will take place on Sunday, September 21, from 6-7:30 p.m., and Monday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The symposium, which takes place at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (53 Washington Square South), will focus on the “Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean,” establishing a dialogue between Mediterranean and North American experts on the Euro-Med Project. The event is free and open to the public and is held with the support of NYU’s Center for European and Mediterranean Studies and the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. For more information, the public may call 212.998.8255.

The Barcelona Process, launched by Euro-Mediterranean Foreign Ministers in November 1995, formed an innovative alliance based on the principles of joint ownership, dialogue and co-operation. It brings together the 27 Members of the European Union and 12 Southern Mediterranean States. The main objectives of the partnership are to build together an area of peace, security, and shared prosperity.

Topics to be discussed include: “New Perspectives on the ‘Barcelona Process’: Union for the Mediterranean”; “The New Role of Europe, Spain, and Catalonia in the Mediterranean”; and “Immigration, Integration, and Cultural Dialogue”.

Speakers include: Hassan Adouyub, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco; Zergun Koroturk, Ambassador, Undersecretary for European Affairs, Republic of Turkey; Josep Piqué, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Spain; Álvaro de Vasconcelos, Director, European Institute for Security Studies, Paris; John L. Esposito, professor of religion and international affairs and of Islamic studies and founding director of the prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University; and Senén Florensa, Director General, IEMed.

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