'For centuries, the Mediterranean has been a fertile meeting place for diverse civilisations. But it is also a fractured space, marked by violent confrontations and conflict...
...It is evident that the facing up to and resolution of these conflicts depends primarily on mutual understanding and a spirit of tolerance, both of which are promoted by education. This is why I enthusiastically support the launch of the MJES. It is particularly promising that the home of this journal is Malta, that fertile crossroads in the region.'
Georges Duby of the Académie Française, in the inaugural issue of the MJES, Vol.1 No.1, 1996.
23 August 2014