Speakers 2019

Ghassan Salamè

Special Envoy for Libya, United Nations

Ghassan Salamé is the UN Secretary General Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) since 2017.  In 2003, Mr. Salamé served as the Political Adviser to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), where he played a crucial role in bringing together Iraqi factions.  He was then appointed as Senior Adviser to the Secretary-General (2003-2007, 2012).  In 2016, he joined the Commission on the Rakhine State (Myanmar) chaired by Kofi Annan.  For most of his career, Mr. Salamé was a professor of international relations at Sciences-Po (Paris) and he is the founding Dean of its Paris School of International Affairs.