The Mediterranean region, one of the oldest trading regions in the world, has been described as an area of mutual economic, social, and cultural exchanges. Yet this ancient trading ground is now threatened by unsustainable human pressures on fragile linked social and ecological systems, as well as growing distrust between the less developed and more developed parts of the region.
This course will analyse regional vulnerabilities in a context of global risks and will explore mitigation and adaptation strategies on multiple scales, through case studies. The role of international and regional organisations in adaptation, resilience building, risks mitigation, and disasters preparedness will also be examined.
This course forms part of the IES Abroad Independent Research Program. It can be combined with the RE 499 Introduction to Research Module for an additional 1-credit.