#Med2021

Speakers & Chairs

Almotaz Abadi

Water Managing Director, Union for the Mediterranean-UfM

Abla Abdel Latif

Executive Director and Director of Research, Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES), Egypt

Ahmed Aboul Gheit

Secretary General, Arab League

Tareq Abu Hamed

Executive Director, Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel

Djime Adoum

High Representative, Coalition for the Sahel

Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mauritania

Rumaitha Al Busaidi

Middle East Climate Strategist, Oman

Nayef Falah Mubarak Al Hajraf

Secretary General, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC)

Mohammed Ali al Hawiji

Minister of Economy and Trade, Libya

Riyad Al Malki

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Palestine

Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi

Minister of commerce and acting minister of media, Saudi Arabia

Muhammad Salem Al Shahoubi

Minister of Transport, Libya

Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Qatar

Shaikha Alanoud Al Thani

Deputy CEO, Qatar Financial Centre, Qatar

Mahdi Rasheed Al-Hamdani

Minister of Water resources, Iraq

Dlawer Ala’aldeen

President, MERI, Iraq

Ranj Alaaldin

Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Director of the Carnegie Corporation's Crisis Response Council

José Manuel Albares

Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Spain

Haya Aljadoua

Advisor of the Secretary General, World Muslim League

John R. Allen

President, The Brookings Institution, USA

Ibrahim Saad Almojel

CEO, Saudi Industrial Development Fund

Abdel Aziz Abu Hamad Aluwaisheg

Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Negotiations, GCC

Haizam Amirah-Fernández

Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute, Spain

Niels Annen

Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Germany

Antonio Argenziano

President, Young European Federalists, Italy

Ali Aslan

International TV presenter and Journalist

Canan Atilgan

Head of the Department of Middle East and North Africa, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Germany

Shaddad Attili

Advisor Ranking Minister, Palestine Liberation Organization’s Negotiations Affairs Department

Jihad Azour

Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF

Emaddedin Badi

Advisor for Libya, DCAF

Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo

Secretary General, OPEC

Alpha Barry

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, African Integration and Burkinabe abroad, Burkina Faso

Evarist Bartolo

Minister for European and Foreign Affairs, Malta

Kehkashan Basu

Founder-President, Green Hope Foundation

Traian Chebeleu

Deputy Secretary General, Permanent International Secretariat, PERMIS

Hafed Belhadj

Chief procurement officer, Philip Morris international

Ferid Belhaj

Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa, World Bank

Leila Benali

Minister of Energetic Transition and Sustainable Development, Morocco

Benedetta Berti

Head, Policy Planning, Office of the Secretary General, NATO

Josep Borrell

High Representative For Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, European Union

Abdallah Bou Habib

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Lebanon

Mary Burce Warlick

Deputy Executive Director, IEA

Andrea Cabrini

Managing Editor, Class CNBC

Natalina Cea

Head of Mission, European Union Border Assistance Mission in Libya

Andrea Cellino

Head, North Africa Desk at the Middle East and North Africa Division, Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF)

Nikos Christodoulides

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cyprus

Andrey Chuprygin

Senior Lecturer, HSE university, Russia

James Cleverly

Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa, UK

Emmanuel Cohen-Hadria

Head, Euro-Mediterranean Policies Department, European Institute of the Mediterranean – IEMed

Lorenzo Cremonesi

Corriere della Sera

Galip Dalay

Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy; Associate Fellow, Chatham House, and doctoral researcher, Oxford University

Fadi Daou

Co-founder & Policy Advisor, Adyan Foundation, Lebanon

Staffan De Mistura

Secretary-General's Personal Envoy on Western Sahara, United Nations

Stefano Del Col

Head of Mission and Force Commander, UNIFIL

Emanuela Del Re

Special Representative for Sahel, European Union

Claudio Descalzi

CEO, ENI, Italy

Luigi Di Maio

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

Francesca Di Mauro

Head, Sahel Division, European Commission

Noemi Di Segni

President, Union of Italian Jewish Communities

Manlio Di Stefano

Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

Ishac Diwan

Professor of Economics, Paris Sciences et Lettres and École normale supérieure in Paris

Mario Draghi

President of the Council of Ministers, Italy

Riccardo Dutto

Managing Director - Global Head of Infrastructure, Intesa Sanpaolo

Karim El Aynaoui

President, PCNS, Morocco

Youssef El Khalil

Minister of Finance, Republic of Lebanon

Alaa Elaroush

Founder & CEO of Perpetual Peace Foundation, Libya 

Najla Almangoush

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Libya

Cornel Feruţă

State Secretary for Global Affairs and Diplomatic Strategies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romania

Mary Fitzgerald

Non-Resident Scholar, Middle East Institute

Paolo Gentiloni

Commissioner for Economy, European Commission

Mircea Geoana

Deputy Secretary General, NATO

Gordan Grlić-Radman

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Croatia

Rafael Grossi

Director General, The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Lorenzo Guerini

Minister of Defence, Italy

Adel Hamaizia

Associate Fellow, MENA Programme, Chatham House

Ibrahim Kalın

Spokesperson, Presidency of the Republic of Turkey

Nasser Kamel

Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean (UFM)

Azza Karam

Secretary General, Religions for Peace

Margaret Karram

President, Focolare Movement

Kristina Kausch

Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

Dareen Khalifa

Senior Analyst, International Crisis Group

Lina Khatib

Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House, UK

Khaled Khiari

Assistant Secretary-General for the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, United Nations

Sven Koopmans

EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process

Andrey Kortunov

Director, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Russian Federation

Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam

Coordinator of the Sector of “Ecology and Creation”, Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, the Holy See

Francesco La Camera

Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Luca Lazzaroli

Director General, European Investment Bank

Timothy Lenderking

U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen

Anže Logar

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia

Giacomo Luciani

Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po

Monica Maggioni

Director, TG 1, RAI

Haykel Ben Mahfoudh

Professor of International Law, Tunis

Giampiero Massolo

President, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Italy

Joseph McMonigle

Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF)

Miloud Medjelled

Director, Ministry of Energy and Miles, Algeria

Tarek Megerisi

Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR

Karim Mezran

Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, USA

Marcello Minenna

Director, Italian Customs Agency

Maurizio Molinari

Director, La Repubblica

Enrico Molinaro

President, Mediterranean Perspectives; Secretary General, Italian Network for the Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue

Miguel Ángel Moratinos

High Representative, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

Blanca Moreno-Dodson

Director, Center for Mediterranean Integration

Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak

Minister Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Yemen

Alfredo Nunzi

Acting Deputy Executive Director Governance, Europol

Vural Ocali

ARKAS Holding

Yacine El-Mahdi Oualid

Minister of Knowledge Economy and Startups, Algeria

Geir O. Pedersen

Special Envoy for Syria, United Nations

Fabio Petito

Head, Religions and International Relations Programme, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Italy; University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Sérgio Pimenta

Vice President Middle East and Noth Africa, IFC

Mariangela Pira

Anchor and Reporter, SkyTg24

Qu Dongyu

Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Ernesto Ottone Ramirez

Assistant Director General , UNESCO

Stefano Ravagnan

Special Envoy for Syria, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

José Sabadell

Head, European Union Delegation to Libya

Ayman Safadi

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Jordan

Ghassan Salamé

UN Former Special Representative for Libya

Augusto Santos Silva

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Portugal

Marta Serafini

Corriere della Sera

Marta Serafini

Inviata in Ucraina, Corriere della Sera

Marina Sereni

Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

Dina Shoman

Co-founder, Verity

Biliana Sirakova

Youth Coordinator, European Commission

Randa Slim

Director, Conflict Resolution and Track II Dialogues Program, Middle East Institute

Michael Spindelegger

Director General, International Centre for Migration Policy Development

Ugo Tramballi

Senior Advisor, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Italy

Sinan Ülgen

Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Europe

Olivér Varhélyi

Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, European Commission

Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen

Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

Claudio Viezzoli

Managing Director, EBRD

António Vitorino

Director General, International Organization for Migration – IOM

Thomas Volk

Director Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean, KAS

Mons. Miroslaw Wachowski

Under-Secretary for the Relations with States, The Holy See

Stephanie Williams

Former Acting Envoy for Libya, United Nations

Maha Yahya

Director, Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, Lebanon

Vivian Yee

New York Times correspondent, Cairo

Zhai Jun

Special Envoy, Chinese Government on the Middle East, China