Scientific Council

The Scientific Council is composed by professors from the different participant universities:

Pr Enric Olivé. Full professor at Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Enric Olive Serret i the coordinator of RelMed and leads the scientific council. He is director of the UNESCO Chair of Intercultural Dialogue in the Mediterranean since 2004. The chair wants to promote various activities in the field and inter-cultural dialogue in the Mediterranean, seeking also to encourage communication with civil society, promoting dialogue and peace building. He is also Executive Secretary of the EuroMed Permanent University Forum (EPUF) since 2006. This institution, with administrative headquarters at the URV, works for the creation and maintenance of the Euro-Mediterranean Area of Higher Education and Research, and currently has 130 institutions from 28 different countries of the Union for the Mediterranean.


Pr Fadia Kiwan. Full professor at Université Saint Joseph of Beirut

Fadia Kiwan is Professor of Political Science at St. Joseph University, Beruit. She was Visiting Professor at IEP Lille from 2004 to 2005 and at IEP Toulouse from 2003 to 2004. She has been a member of the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO since 1991, and was President of the Commission from 2001 to 2004.

She was a member of the Inter-governmental Committee of Experts in Higher Education (1991–1998), manager of a World Bank programme for higher education reform and coordination with the labour market in Lebanon (1995–1998), and coordinator of a UNDP/UNESCO programme to strengthen higher education in Lebanon from 1995 to 1997. From 1992 to 1995 she was Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of National Education and Fine Arts, and from 1992 to 1995 she was Advisor to the Minister of Culture and Higher Education.

She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Paris I (Sorbonne).


Dr Christine Cadot. Professor at Université Paris 8

Co-Chair of the Department of Political Science, University Paris 8. Lecturer in Political Science, University of Paris 8. Research Associate at the Institute of Social and Political Science (PSI, CNRS UMR 8166, ENS Cachan and University Paris X-Nanterre - France). Member of the axis "Art and Politics".

She received a PhD from the Department of Political Science (Université Paris VIII) in 2005, where she was an assistant researcher and lecturer between 2000 and 2006.

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Pr Joana Maria Seguí. Full Professor at Universitat de les Illes Balears

Joana Maria Pons Seguí is full Professor of Human Geography at the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) since 2001. She was visiting professor at the Department of Geography of Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (Canada), in 2005-2006. She Leads the Research Group: Sustainable Mobility, Information Society and Territory, at the UIB. She is the author or coauthor of twelve books, including The Geography of Transport (2004) and over forty national and international chapters, and over seventy articles in international journals and national impact as, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design or Boletín de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles and Scripta Nova, many of them, the result of presentations or papers presented at conferences and seminars throughout his long academic career and research.


Dr Ricard Zapata. Professor at Université Pompeu Fabra

Ricard Zapata-Barrero is a Professor of Political Theory at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona-Spain). His main lines of research deal with contemporary issues of liberal democracy in contexts of diversity, especially the relationship between democracy, citizenship and immigration. He is Director of GRITIM-UPF (Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration) and the Master Programme on immigration management at UPF. He is currently working on various lines of research related to Borders and Diversity: the link between two types of cultural pluralism, im­migration and minority nations, ethics of migration politics, the political theory of borders, regi­o­nal euromediterranean politics of immigration, diversity accommodation policies and the intercultural approach.


Pr. Aissa Kadri. Professor at Université París 8


 Aïssa Kadri is full professor at Université Paris 8.





Pr. Jaume Rosselló. Professor at Universitat de les Illes Balears

Jaume Rosselló gets his PhD in Economics and Business at the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain) in 2001. Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Economics and Associate Researcher at the Economic Research Center, he teaches microeconomics, tourism demand modelling and tourism economics in the same university. He has published over 25 research papers in international journals and books, monographs and collective volumes. He is director of the Master in Tourism and Environmental Economics. In 2009 he was awarded "Emerging Scholarship" from the International Academy for the Study of Tourism. 

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