About the Conference

MED – MEDITERRANEAN DIALOGUES is the annual high-level initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and ISPI (Italian Institute for International Political Studies) in Rome with the aim to rethink traditional approaches to the area complementing analyses of current challenges with new ideas and suggestions and to draft a new “positive agenda”, addressing shared challenges at both the regional and the international level.

Among our top Speakers

Djime Adoum

High Representative, Coalition for the Sahel

José Manuel Albares

Minister for Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation, Spain

Paige Alexander

Chief Executive Officer, The Carter Center, USA

Mohamed Arkab

Minister of Energy and Mines, Algeria

Lea Baroudi

Founder and Director, MARCH, Lebanon

Mohamed Bazoum

President of Niger

Leila Benali

Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, Morocco

Ouided Bouchamaoui

Member, Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet; 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Clint Camilleri

Minister for Gozo, Malta

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Türkiye

Guido Crosetto

Minister of Defence, Italy

Mohamed Bin Mubarak Bin Daina

Minister of Oil & Environment, Special Envoy for Climate Affairs, Bahrain

Staffan De Mistura

Special Envoy for Western Sahara, United Nations

Emanuela Del Re

EU Special Representative for the Sahel

Claudio Descalzi


Noemi Di Segni

President, Union of the Italian Jewish Communities

Leo Docherty

Minister for Europe, United Kingdom

Kristin E. Fabbe

Jakurski Family associate professor, Harvard Business School

Tanja Fajon

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia

Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia

Irene Fellin

Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women Peace and Security, NATO

Archbishop Paul Gallagher

Secretary for Relations with States, Holy See

Roberta Gatti

Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank

Ellie Geranmayeh

Deputy Director and Senior Policy Fellow, MENA programme, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Nazila Ghanea

UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

Mohamed Cheikh El Ghazouani

President of Mauritania

Ahmed Aboul Gheit

Secretary General, League of Arab States

Giovanni Gorno Tempini

President, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, Italy

Claudio Graziano

Chairman, Fincantieri

Gordan Grlić-Radman

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Croatia

Samantha Gross

Director, Energy Security and Climate Initiative, The Brookings Institutio)

Rafael Mariano Grossi

Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Abdullah Bou Habib

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lebanon

Michael Haddad

Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Climate Action, UNDP

Fuad Hussein

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Iraq

Kerri-Ann Jones

Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

Nasser Kamel

Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean

Ebtesam Al-Ketbi

President, Emirates Policy Center (EPC)

Lina Khatib

Director, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House

Sven Koopmans

EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process

Francesco La Camera

Director-General, IRENA

Ramtane Lamamra

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Algeria

Yael Lempert

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs

Yacine El Madi Oualid

Minister of Knowledge Economy and Startups, Algeria

Riad Malki

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Palestine

Robert Malley

US Special Representative for Iran

Najla El Mangoush

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Libya

Hassoumi Massoudou

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Niger

Joseph McMonigle

Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF)

Osama Mobarez

Secretary General, East Mediterranean Gas Forum

Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Yemen

Geir O. Pedersen

Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Syria, United Nations

Antonio M. A. Pedro

Acting Executive Director, UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

Gilberto Pichetto Fratin

Minister of Environment and Energy Security, Italy

Pina Picierno

Vice President, European Parliament

Ayman Safadi

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jordan

Ilkka Salmi

Counterterrorism Coordinator, European Union

Sameh Shoukry

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Egitto

Kostantinos Skrekas

Minister of Energy and Environment, Greece

Antonio Tajani

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

Shunsuke Takei

State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan

Prince Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan

Stephanie Williams

Former Special Adviser on Libya, UN

Joanna Wronecka

Special Coordinator for Lebanon, United Nations

Maha Yahya

Director, Carnegie Malcolm H. Kerr Middle East Center




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