En collaboration avec l'European External Action Service (EEAS), et sous le patronage de Josep Borrell, Haut représentant de l'Union européenne pour les affaires étrangères et la politique de sécurité et Vice-Président de la Commission européenne, l'Académie proposera le 25 avril 2022 de 17 à 19 h la cinquième séance de son « Brussels International College ».
L'invité sera Jean-Pierre Filiu.
Conference cycle 2021-2022
In the context of a complex and changing world, it is important to understand how the European Union articulates its values and interests with the common global challenges of the human kind. The Conference cycle 2021-2022 will address the main international political, economic and cultural challenges of the XXI century and the construction of a European Union common strategic culture through an open dialogue with outstanding scholars and highly qualified discussants coming from various cultures and world regions.
This conference cycle is jointly organised by the Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium and the European External Action Service, under the patronage and effective participation of Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission. The conference cycle is co-chaired by Didier Viviers, permanent Secretary of the Academy, and Professor Mario Telò, who, as scientific director, will introduce the 2021-2022 program.
Session 5 : “Europe and its southern neighbourhood: how large is the sea between us?”
April 25th, 2022, 5-7 pm.
Lecturer: Jean-Pierre Filiu
The quasi- failure of the Arab spring of 2011, the crisis of the negotiation process with Turkey, the downgrading of the Israelo-Palestinian conflict, the Islamist terrorism and unregulated migration flows, the tragedies of immigrants and refugees are increasing political instability and are threating the collapse of both economic interdependence and cultural dialogue with the Islamic countries. However, common neighborhood, shared interests (energy provision, trade and investments; regulation of migration) and geographic proximity oblige both sides to look for new ways of cooperation and dialogue.
CHAIR: WELCOMING WORDS
Former Ambassador Raoul DELCORDE, Belgian ambassador to Sweden,
Poland and Canada
Jean-Pierre FILIU, professor of Middle East Studies at Sciences Po,
Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). A historian and an Arabist
Faouzia Farida CHARFI, Junior minister of higher education,
1st and 2nd Government of Tunisia post Revolution
Q & A
Prof. Jean-Pierre FILIU is professor of Middle East Studies at Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). A historian and an Arabist, he has also held visiting professorships at the universities of Columbia and Georgetown. Prof. Filiu was a career diplomat from 1988 to 2006, following humanitarian missions in Afghanistan (1986) and Lebanon (1983-84). Hurst (London) and Oxford University Press (New York) published his Arab Revolution in 2011, Gaza, a History in 2014 (Palestine Book Award) and From Deep State to Islamic State in 2015. His works about contemporary Islam and the Arab world have been translated in more than fifteen languages, including Arabic.
Faouzia Farida CHARFI was junior minister of higher education, 1st and 2nd Government of Tunisia post Revolution; guest professor of physics at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, Paris, 2002-2009; general manager at Preparatory Institute for Scientific and Technical Studies (IPEST) from 1995-2001; professor of physics at Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, IPEST and Tunisia Polytechnic School (retired from 2002 for political reason during Ben Ali regime). She is author of L’islam et la science. En finir avec les compromis, Ed. Odile Jacob, 2021; «Sacrées questions... Pour un islam d’aujourd’hui», Ed. Odile Jacob, Paris 2017; « La science voilée », Ed. Odile Jacob, Paris, 2013 and « Électromagnétisme », Centre de Publication Universitaire, Tunis, 2009.
Ambassador (hon) Raoul DELCORDE has been a career diplomat for 35 years and was the Belgian ambassador to Sweden, Poland and Canada. He has a Ph.D in political science and he is a visiting professor at Université catholique de Louvain and Université de Montréal. Member of the Académie royale de Belgique.