Fo­cussing on key is­sues in Eu­ro­pean and in­ter­na­tional pol­i­tics

The Malta Business Weekly - - NEWS -

The In­sti­tute for Eu­ro­pean Stud­ies and the De­part­ment of In­ter­na­tional Re­la­tions, Fac­ulty of Arts, held the sec­ond of a se­ries of re­search sem­i­nars, which fo­cus on key is­sues in Eu­ro­pean and in­ter­na­tional pol­i­tics. The aim of these re­search in progress sem­i­nars is twofold, to in­crease the re­search out­put of the Univer­sity of Malta by pre­sent­ing the state-of-the-art re­search de­vel­oped by res­i­dent and vis­it­ing mem­bers, and to iden­tify gaps where fur­ther re­search is needed to sup­port pol­icy.

The sec­ond re­search sem­i­nar was de­liv­ered by Prof. Al­berto Javier Báez-Gar­cía from the Univer­si­dad de La La­guna in Tener­ife (Ca­nary Is­lands), vis­it­ing scholar hosted by the Is­lands and Small States In­sti­tute. Prof. Báez-Gar­cía pre­sented a pa­per en­ti­tled Tourism pol­icy in the Ca­nary Is­lands. From the mora­to­rium to a new age. Dr Ste­fano Mon­cada, from the In­sti­tute for Eu­ro­pean Stud­ies, acted as the main dis­cus­sant and started off the dis­cus­sion among all par­tic­i­pants.

Fur­ther re­search sem­i­nars are sched­uled for the next months, with top­ics ad­dress­ing, among oth­ers, Women pol­i­tics in Saudi Ara­bia and The con­tri­bu­tion of des­ti­na­tion brand­ing on pub­lic diplo­macy ef­forts with ref­er­ences to Greece.

Ideas in Brown Bags will con­tinue to bring to­gether young and ma­ture schol­ars from the Univer­sity of Malta, and host­ing distin­guished guests from uni­ver­si­ties and re­search cen­tres from Eu­ro­pean and in­ter­na­tional uni­ver­si­ties.

Al­berto Javier Báez-Gar­cía

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