Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Romano Prodi -- Italy and the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership

Monday, April 5, 2010

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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Italy and the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership

A round table discussion with Former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, the Italian Consul General in Boston, Liborio Stellino, and Brown faculty and students. 

This round table will address the question of multiple and often conflicting identities - local, national, regional and continental - within the Mediterranean basin and along its rim. Within such multiple identities, what may be the advantages of using the Mediterranean as a focus of analysis, whether such analysis be economic, social, cultural or geo-political? What place does or should Italy have within this region? More specifically, how can we assess the Italian contribution to the progress of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, formerly known as the Barcelona Process (launched in 1995 and re-launched in 2008 as the Union for the Mediterranean, at the Paris Summit for the Mediterranean) in the crucial areas of political and security dialogue, economic and financial partnership, and in particular in the area of social, cultural and human partnership? 

Cosponsored by the Department of Italian Studies and the Watson Institute for International Studies.

Location: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.