Nov 06, 2017
Prof Stephen Calleya
Managing Security Challenges in the Mediterranean


Professor Stephen C. Calleya is Director and International Relations Professor at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies at the University of Malta. He is also former Rector’s Delegate for International Affairs at the University of Malta. 

Professor Calleya is advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malta with the status of Ambassador. He is also a former member of The Today Public Policy Institute, a think tank in Malta and a member of the Board of the European Documentation Research Centre, University of Malta. Between 1996 and 2012 Prof. Calleya has been the Project Manager of the Euro-Mediterranean Information and Training Seminars in Malta. Most recently in September 2017 Prof. Calleya  addressed the Presidents of the Arraiolos Group in Malta on the theme of ‘Managing Security Challenges in the Mediterranean’. 

Professor Calleya has compiled several analytical articles in refereed journals and the international synidicated press. His most recent publications in the refereed journals Mediterranean Quarterly and European View have focused on the evolution of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership that was launched in Barcelona in November 1995 and the impact that this multilateral initiative is having on relations in the Mediterranean area. He has edited two books on Economic Diplomacy in the Mediterranean in 1998 and 1999 respectively. In the Summer 2011 issue of the Harvard Political Review his analysis is quoted in two lead articles “Revolution & Democracy" by Catria O'Neill and "Been Here Before” by Allan Bradley. In 2013 Professor Calleya together with Prof. Dr. Ludger Kühnhardt co-authored an article entitled “How to Ride the Revolutionary Arab Lion?”, published by the World Security Network. Professor Calleya has also penned a chapter entitled ‘Developing States Diplomacy’ published in Constantinou, C. M., Kerr, P. & Sharp, P. (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy, London, SAGE Publications, 2016.  

Professor Calleya is also author of Navigating Regional Dynamics in the Post-Cold War World, Patterns of Relations in the Mediterranean World, published by Dartmouth 1997. He is also editor of the book Regionalism in the Post-Cold War World, published by Ashgate in March 2000. In 2002 he published the book Looking Ahead, Malta’s Foreign Policy Agenda, published by Miller Publishing House. In 2005 he published Evaluating Euro-Mediterranean Relations, published by Routledge. His most recent book is entitled Security Challenges in the Euro-Med Area in the 21st Century: Mare Nostrum, published by Routledge in 2013. 

Professor Calleya is a permanent Senior Fellow at the Centre for European Integration Studies (ZEI), University of Bonn. He is also a member of the Euro-Mediterranean Study Commission (EuroMeSCo) and he a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, (IISS). 

In 2011 he was awarded The Merit of Order by the Federal Republic of Germany and the The Cross of the Officer of the Order of Isabel la Catolica by the Spain. In 2015 Professor Calleya was awarded the insignia of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite by the Republic of France.  

As a guest analyst he has participated in numerous interviews including contributions to the BBC World Service and in the Financial Times and articles in Asharq-Al-Awsat.