The Mediterranean Research Group (MedRG) seeks to showcase and discuss new research encounters between the variegated peoples and countries of the Mediterranean Basin and to promote interdisciplinary discussion among academics and professionals of all disciplines who either specialize or act within the geographical space of the Mediterranean.
As a think tank specialised in Mediterranean relations, our approach is multidisciplinary and encourages international networking, transcultural analysis, personal understanding, and social cooperation through the organisation of bi-yearly forums, occasional seminars, research projects, and on-line publications.
The aim of the MedRG is to foster innovative research projects that contribute to the mutual understanding, intellectual exchange, practical cooperation, and productive dialogue amongst members of the region. Towards this end, the MedRG encourages and actively solicits participation from local embassies of the Mediterranean Basin located in the Canadian capital city of Ottawa.
We expect these initiatives to remove barriers to working effectively across disciplines, to significantly improve our ability to conduct interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative work, and to provide unparalleled interdisciplinary graduate education and training for our students.