Sami Naïr and Javier de Lucas debate about the challenges of the Euro-Mediterranean region

  • Tarongers Institutes Support Unit
  • October 18th, 2019
Sami Naïr y Javier de Lucas

“Desenvolupament, democràcia i drets humans en l’àmbit euromediterrani: Una prioritat per a la UE i Espanya” (Growth, democracy and Human Rights in the Euro-Mediterranean field: a priority for the EU and Spain) is the title of the debate that will takes place on October 22th by the Professors Sami Naïr and Javier de Lucas in the Faculty of Law of the Universitat de València.

The debate, organised by Institut de Drets Humans of the Universitat de València (IDH-UV) (Human Rights Institute of the Universitat de València), is part of the programme of lectures of the Master’s Degree and Doctorate in Human Rights, Democracy and International Law. The session, opened to general public until seating capacity is reached, will takes place in the Master classroom 4 p-12 at 4:00 p.m.

The seminar idea, explains Javier de Lucas, “is discuss with the Professor Sami Naïr about the challenges of the Euro-Mediterranean that are key for the Valencian Community, for Spain and for Europe, despite they are not a priority for the EU”. These topics range from the climate challenge to migration, going through the commercial and cultural questions.

Sami Naïr is honorary doctorate from the Universitat de València, political Scientist, philosopher, sociologist and Professor of the Univeristy of Paris VIII, worldwide specialist recognised in migratory movements and he created in 1997 the concept co-development. From 1997 to 1999 he was adviser of Lionel Jospin government and from 1999 to 2004 he was member of the European Parliament. He is Professor in Political Sciences, director of Centro Mediterráneo Andaluz (Andalucian Mediterranean Centre) and Professor-Researcher in the Pablo Olavide University of Seville. He managed Les Temps Modernes with Simone de Beauvoir and L’Evenément européen with Edgar Pisani.

Javier de Lucas is Professor of Philosophy of Law and Political Philosophy in IDH-UV, which he was founder and first director (2004) and, again, director from June 2016 to his election as independent senator in the list of PSPV-PSOE (Socialist Party of the Valencian Country, PSPV – Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, PSOE) in April 2019 election. He works about Human Rights issues (especially migration policy and asylum and Human Rights), racism, xenophobia and obedience to the Law. His last books: Mediterráneo, el naufragio de Europa (2015), Per qué els drets humans? (coord.) (2018), Derechos humanos y Constitución (J de Lucas and J.M. Rodríguez Uribes, eds.) (2018).

The Master’s Degree programme in Human Rights, Democracy and International Law of the Universitat de València, has received the Mention of Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Education, who only have awarded with this mention to eight Master’s Degrees in Law field. It was created in 2005, the IDH-UV participates in the Consolider project in which takes part in twelve research groups of different Spanish universities, coordinated by the Bartolomé de las Casas Institute of Human Rights of the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid.

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