Debate: EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST ARE CONDEMNED TO FIGHT

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The Oxford University Alumni Society in Barcelona (OUS) in collaboration with the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) invites you to attend the debate:

“EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST ARE CONDEMNED TO FIGHT.”

Venue: Conference room at the CIDOB Foundation, Carrer d'Elisabets, 12, Barcelona

Date and time: 18th of February, 6-8 pm, please be on time because we need to collect and count your votes before and after the debate!

The debate will feature Rafael Vilasanjuan and Francis Ghilès. Vilasanjuan will argue in favor of the motion, and Ghilès will argue against it. Cale Salih will moderate the debate.

Rafael Vilasanjuan is Director of Policy and Global Development of ISGlobal since March 2011. He was Deputy Director of the Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) from 2006 to 2011. He also worked for over 12 years with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), starting as Communication Director in 1995 and later as General Director of the Spanish section of MSF. In 1999, when the organization was awarded the Nobel Prize for peace, he was appointed General Secretary of MSF International until 2006. During this period he worked in conflict areas such as Afghanistan, Chechnya, Somalia, Sudan, West Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia and Iraq.

Francis Ghilès is a political scientist who through eighteen years with The Financial Times reporting on international capital markets and North Africa has built up extensive experience and high level contacts throughout the Western Mediterranean, the UK, the USA and Japan. He is now based at CIDOB where he analyses emerging security, political, economic and energy trends in the region and connects them to European, US and North African policy priorities.

Cale Salih is a Project Manager at the Institute for Integrated Transitions, as well as a Masters of Studies Candidate in International Human Rights Law at Oxford University. She previously worked as a Middle East analyst at various organizations, including: the European Council on Foreign Relations (Kurds in Syria, Turkey and Iraq focus), the International Crisis Group (Syria and Lebanon focus); Integrity Research & Consultancy (Syria focus); and Al-Monitor.


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