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Director Cátedra al-Andalus|Magreb

October 4th, 2012

Area of Expertise: International Relations
Geographical Expertise - Region: North Africa and Middle East
Geographical Expertise - Country: Other
Language: Spanish
Country: Other
Continent: South America


Diego Melo, Ph. D. in Medieval History at Salamanca University is headFoto Diego Melo 11 Diego Melo Carrascodirector of al-Andalus|Magreb chair in Adolfo IbañezUniversity in Chile, which is part of an Alliance of Civilizations online community Education About Religions and Beliefs.

He specializes in medieval Islamic history as well as Al-Andalus and Medieval Magreb. Lately he focuses on the intercultural dialogue between civilizations; these encounters take place annually in partnership with the Mohammed VI Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations located in Coquimbo, Chile.Professor Melo is the author of several scientific papers, among them: “Europe and the Muslim Mediterranean. Dynamics of encounter and Divergence” (in collaboration with Fernando Laiseca); “Dialogue and Cultural Rights” (in collaboration with Ahmed Ait Belaid y Patricio González) and “1300 years of Al-Andalus conquest (711-2011)” (in collaboration with Francisco Vidal Castro).

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