Rethinking the Eastern Mediterranean in a volatile world


Rethinking the Eastern Mediterranean in a volatile world

Tuesday, 21 November 2023 - 5:00pm
Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HR
Alexander Clarkson (Kings College London)
Constantinos Filis (American College of Greece)
Manal Shehabi (Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Oxford)
Galip Dalay (St Antony's College, Oxford)...
Othon Anastasakis (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Othon Anastasakis (St Antony's College, Oxford)
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The panel will address themes that pertain to the Eastern Mediterranean, including how the region is defined and what it includes, its geopolitical and geoeconomic significance  and  how it is affected by current developments in Ukraine.

Alexander Clarkson has been Lecturer for European Studies at King’s College London since 2007. His research examines the impact diasporas have had on European politics as well as how the EU's border system has affected neighbouring states such as Algeria, Libya, Turkey or Ukraine. Most recently his book 'Die Macht der Diaspora: Die unbekannte Geschichte der Emigranten in Deutschland seit 1945' was published with Propyläen Verlag in 2022.

Constantinos Filis is the Director of the ACG Institute of Global Affairs and an Associate Professor at the American College of Greece, where he teaches courses in International Relations and European Affairs. His most recent books/monographs are: “Assertive Patriotism,” “Greece in its neighborhood,” “A Closer Look at Russia and its Influence in the World,” “Turkey, Islam, Erdogan,” and “Refugees, Europe, Insecurity.” He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Piraeus Asset Management; the Greek-Turkish Forum; the Institute of Energy for South-East Europe; and the Delphi Economic Forum. He is also President of the Foundation of Thracian Art and Tradition and Director of the International Olympic Truce Centre and a member of the Hellenic Olympic Committee; energy and geoeconomics advisor to the Hellenic Entrepreneurs Association and Advisory Board member of DiaNEOsis Research and Policy Institute.

Manal Shehabi is an Associate Faculty Member at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies of the University of Oxford, and Seminar Leader for Economics for Public Policy at Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. An applied economist, her research concerns economic, energy, and resource sustainability and policy in resource-dependent economies, focusing on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. She publishes in high-impact journals, books, and policy reports. Her research’s impact includes (co)authoring global policy reports (e.g., the IPCC; T7 of G7; T20 of G20) and reviewing draft and geoeconomics scenarios for national hydrogen strategies, among others. She advises the International Energy Agency on producing economies and the UNFCCC on response measures. She is also Member of Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions at The Australia National University (ANU); Research Associate of the Centre for Climate & Energy Policy of the Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU; Research Fellow of the Economic Research Forum; and Founding Director of SHEER Research & Advisory. 

Galip Dalay is a doctoral candidate at St Antony’s College at Oxford University, consulting fellow at Chatham House, and nonresident senior fellow at the Middle East Council on Global Affairs. He was previously Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow at Istanbul Policy Center and at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) & Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at Robert Bosch Academy. Dalay’s research focuses on the question of regionalism, regional order and governance in the Middle East, Eastern Mediterranean, Turkish politics and foreign policy, Middle Eastern politics, Turkish - Russian relations, history and politics of Turkish - Western/European relations, and history of post-colonial and post-imperial forms of internationalism. His work has appeared on Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, Project Syndicate, CNN, the National Interest, Newsweek, Le Monde, Internationale Politik, DW Opinion, Open Democracy, Middle East Eye and The World Politics Review.