Extractvisim lecture series “Climate change and raw materials: risk or opportunity?” with Rachid Ouaissa

As part of the Extractvisim lecture series “Climate change and raw materials: risk or opportunity?”, Prof. Dr. Rachid Ouaissa, one of the two directors of MECAM, will speak on the topic “500 years of interdependence between the Maghreb and Europe”. As in most non-European countries, the most important events in the history of the 19th and 20th centuries are the relations of Maghreb countries with the capitalist and industrial powers. Colonial triumphs led to serious inequalities and contradictions that led to liberation movements. The history of the colonial construction of the region is also the history of the emergence of colonial power techniques and colonial dynamics to create geographical realities as well as postcolonial interdependencies.

Indeed, even in the post-colonial phase, the Maghreb and Europe are closely linked. With a clear European dominance, the EU dictates migration, security, trade and energy policies and has a monopoly of knowledge in the Mediterranean and the Maghreb. The question then arises as to whether we are dealing with a kind of colonial or even imperialist ‘longue durée’.


Date of the event: 9 February 2023, 18:00 – 20:00 (CEST)

Venue: Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Deutschhausstraße 12, 35037 Marburg, Germany

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Rachid Ouaissa

Online session via ZOOM.


Feb 09 2023


18h00 - 20h00

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