Malta offers a neutral learning environment where even politically sensitive topics can be discussed in a constructive manner. Its location in the Mediterranean is well accessible for participants from across Africa, the Middle East and other regions. The IIJ is currently located at the Valletta Campus if the University of Malta, Malta’s national university. Construction on the Valletta Campus, popularly known as the Old University Building, was begun 1595 by Grand Master Martino Garzes, and later its exterior was redesigned in a Baroque style in 1647. The IIJ holds the majority of its programmes in the Old University Building, which can readily host programmes in conference meeting rooms with as many as 60 participants as well as smaller break out rooms for intimate programmes or breakout activities.