International Symposium in Barcelona: Cultural Dialogue after the Arab Spring (Oct 28th)

Today I moderated the international symposium titled ‘The Mediterranean: Cultural Dialogue after the Arab Spring’, held at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) in Barcelona and co-organized by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) and the Institut Carlemany d’Estudis Europeus (ICEE) of the UIC. There were two European speakers and 4 Arab speakers that tackled the following topics:
– Art and Culture
– Democratic Transition & Human Rights
– Civic Participation & Social Networks
– Gender & Women’s Rights
– Europe’s Perspective

The symposium focused on the expectations of the Arab civil society as to what the EU could offer in the post-revolution phase.

Many thanks to Dr. Enrique Banús for the incredible effort and the so much help that he provided throughout the whole thing.

Teaching Cultural Management in Barcelona: School Year 2011/2012

Today I start lecturing on “Tools for Managing Culture” for the students of the MA in Cultural Management at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) for the second year in row. Always a learning experience, always a pleasure.