#Med2022

Speakers & Chairs

Almotaz Abadi

Deputy Secretary General for Water, Environment and Blue Economy | Union for the Mediterranean

Abla Abdel Latif

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

Ahmed Aboul Gheit

Secretary General, Arab League

Dubai Abulhoul

Author; CEO | Rhodes Scholar and Fiker Institute

Alessandro Accorsi

Senior Analyst, Social Media and Conflict | International Crisis Group

Djime Adoum

High Representative | Coalition for the Sahel

Reem Al Haddadin

Researcher | Wana Institute

Nayef Falah Mubarak Al Hajraf

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

Muhammad Hassan Shaykh Al Islami

Deputy Foreign Minister; President | Islamic Republic of Iran and IPIS

Riyad Al Malki

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates | Palestine

Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Qatar

Ebtesam Al-Ketbi

President | Emirates Policy Center

Hayder Al-Khoei

Director of Foreign Relations | Al Khoei Institute

Nawaf Saud Nasser Al-Sabah

CEO | Kuwait Petroleum Corporation

Abdulwahab Al-Shehri

Undersecretary General for Corporate Communication | Muslim World League

Dlawer Ala’aldeen

Founding President | MERI

Ranj Alaaldin

Fellow; Director | Middle East Council on Global Affairs; Crisis Response Council

Chiara Albanese

Journalist | Bloomberg

Paige Alexander

Chief Executive Officer | The Carter Center

Haizam Amirah-Fernández

Senior Analyst | Elcano Royal Institute

Ali Aslan

International TV presenter and Journalist

Canan Atilgan

Head of the Department of Middle East and North Africa | Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Shaddad Attili

Former Minister of Water | Palestine

Gilles Badot

Director Adriatic Sea Department | European Investment Bank 

Joseph Bahout

Director | Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut

Lea Baroudi

Co-Founder and General Coordinator | MARCH

Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi

Head and Senior Research Fellow, MENA Programme; Associate Fellow | Royal United Services Institute; ISPI

Sara Bazoobandi

Marie Curie Fellow | German Institute for Global and Area Studies

Abdoul Salam Bello

Alternate Executive Director | The World Bank

Emna Ben Arab

Assistant Professor | University of Sfax

Leila Benali

Minister of Energetic Transition and Sustainable Development | Morocco

Éléonore A. Bénit

Communication Consultant |

Rim Berahab

Senior Economist | Policy Center for the New South

Cinzia Bianco

Research Fellow | European Council on Foreign Relations

Mohamed Bin Mubarak Bin Daina

Minister of Oil & Environment; Special Envoy for Climate Affairs | Bahrain

Abdallah Bou Habib

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants | Lebanon

Ouided Bouchamaoui

Member of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet - 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Zuzana Brixiova Schwidrowski

Director, North Africa | United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Andrea Cabrini

Managing Editor | Class CNBC

Clint Camilleri

Minister for Gozo | Malta

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

Minister of Foreign Affairs | Turkey

Natalina Cea

Head of Mission | European Union Border Assistance Mission in Libya

Ayşe Betül Çelik

Professor | Sabanci University; Mediterranean Women Mediators Network

Riccardo Chartroux

Journalist | RAI

Edmondo Cirielli

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation | Italy

Emmanuel Cohen-Hadria

Director | Euro-Mediterranean Policies Department, IEMed

Paolo Conversi

Secretary of State | Holy See

Stefania Craxi

President, Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee | Senate of the Italian Republic

Guido Crosetto

Minister of Defence | Italy

Maria Cuffaro

Journalist | RAI

Fadi Daou

Executive Director | Globe Ethics Foundation, Geneva

Rachele De Angelis

Development Specialist | Enel Group

Nicola De Blasio

Senior Fellow | Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Aurelio De Carolis

Vice Admiral Commander in Chief Fleet | Italy

Staffan De Mistura

Secretary-General's Personal Envoy for Western Sahara | United Nations

Emanuela Del Re

Special Representative for Sahel | European Union

Alain Délétroz

Director General | Geneva Call

Mohsen Derregia

Economist and Former Chairman | Libyan Investment Authority

Noemi Di Segni

President | Union of Italian Jewish Communities

Gilberto Dialuce

President | ENEA, Italy

Ishac Diwan

Director of Research for the Finance for Development Lab | Paris School of Economics

Leo Docherty

Minister of State for Europe | UK

Karim El Aynaoui

Executive President; Executive Vice-President | Policy Center for the New South; Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

Mohamed Cheikh El Ghazouani

President | Mauritania

Anas El Gomati

Director | Sadeq Institute

Najla El Mangoush

Minister of Foreign Affairs | Libya

Karim Elgendy

Associate Fellow | Chatham House

Zaid Eyadat

Director | Jordanian Center for Strategic Studies

Kristin Fabbe

Jakurski Family associate professor | Harvard Business School

Tanja Fajon

Minister of Foreign Affairs | Slovenia

Intissar Fakir

Senior Fellow and Director | North Africa and Sahel program, Middle East Institute

Maria Fantappiè

Special Adviser for the MENA region | Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Fadia Faqir

Author | Jordan

Nadim Farajalla

Director | Climate and Environment Program, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs

Daniela Fatarella

General Manager | Save the Children Italy

Marco Felisati

Deputy Director Internationalization and Trade Policy | Confindustria

Irene Fellin

Secretary General's Special Representative for Women Peace and Security | NATO 

Senen Florensa

President | European Institute of the Mediterranean

Mauro Garofalo

Head of International Relations | Comunità di Sant'Egidio

Roberta Gatti

Chief Economist | Middle East and North Africa, World Bank

Claudia Gazzini

Senior Analyst for Libya | International Crisis Group

Paolo Gentiloni

Commissioner for Economy | European Commission

Ellie Geranmayeh

Deputy Director and Senior Policy Fellow | MENA Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations

Nazila Ghanea

Special Rapporteur of freedom of religion or belief | United Nations

Dalia Ghanem

Senior Analyst, Middle East and North Africa | European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)

Lucia Goracci

Journalist | RAI

Nimrod Goren

Co-founder; President and Founder | Diplomeds; Mitvim

Giovanni Gorno Tempini

President, Cassa depositi e Prestiti | Italy

Lise Grande

CEO | U.S. Institute of Peace

Claudio Graziano

Chairman | Fincantieri

Gordan Grlić-Radman

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs | Croatia

Samantha Gross

Director, Energy Security and Climate Initiative | The Brookings Institution

Rafael Mariano Grossi

Director General | The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Michael Haddad

Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Climate Action | United Nations Development Programme

Fatou Haidara

Managing Director, Directorate of Global Partnerships and External Relations; Director General’s Special Representative for Africa | UNIDO

Marco Hannappel

CEO | Philip Morris Italy

Kawa Hassan

Executive Director | Stimson Europe

Hisham A. Hellyer

Senior Associate Fellow | Royal United Services Institute

Steffen Hertog

Associate Professor in Comparative Politics | Department of Government, LSE

Zaina Hurani

Student’s Voice | UNIMED Network

Dalal Iriqat

Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution | Arab American University, Palestine

Marc Owen Jones

Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies | Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar

Kerri-Ann Jones

Deputy Secretary General | OECD

Ibrahim Kalın

Spokesperson, Presidency of the Republic of Turkey

Nasser Kamel

Secretary General | Union for the Mediterranean (UFM)

Matthew Karnitschnig

Journalist | Politico

Tamara Kharroub

Deputy Executive Director and Senior Fellow | Arab Center Washington DC

Lina Khatib

Director, Middle East and North Africa Programme | Chatham House, UK

Sven Koopmans

Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process | European Union

Francesco La Camera

Director-General | International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Ramtane Lamamra

Minister of Foreign Affairs | Algeria

Hélène Le Gal

Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa | European External Action Service

Yael Lempert

Acting Assistant Secretary | Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Ian Lesser

Vice President | The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

Gideon Levy

Journalist | Haaretz

Marwa Louati

Chevening Scholar 2021-2022 | Public Policy, Tunisia

Monica Maggioni

Director, TG 1 | RAI

Paolo Magri

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

Robert Malley

Special Envoy for Iran | USA

Tarek Masoud

Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Governance | F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Hassoumi Massoudou

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation | Niger

Giampiero Massolo

President | Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)

Grammenos Mastrojeni

Senior Deputy Secretary General | Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean

Sergio Mattarella

President of the Republic | Italy

Joseph McMonigle

Secretary General | International Energy Forum (IEF)

Hamza Meddeb

Fellow | Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center

Tarek Megerisi

Senior Policy Fellow | ECFR

Zineb Mekouar

Author | Morocco

Giorgia Meloni

President of the Council of Ministers | Italy

Mohamed Salem Ould Merzoug

Minister of Foreign Affairs | Mauritania

Karim Mezran

Director, North Africa Initiative, Rafik Hariri Center and Middle East Program | Atlantic Council

Silvio Micali

Professor; Founder | Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Algorand

Alessandra Migliaccio

Journalist | Bloomberg

Osama Mobarez

Secretary General | East Mediterranean Gas Forum

Miro Modrusan

Geneva Representative and Policy Advisor | INTERSOS

Enrico Molinaro

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

Blanca Moreno-Dodson

Director | Center for Mediterranean Integration

Pol Morillas

Director | Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Margherita Movarelli

Head of Communications and Marketing | Martens Centre

Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak

Minister Foreign and Expatriates Affairs | Yemen

Taghrid Nafeisi

Managing Director | Al-Multaqqa Brokerage & Investment Co.

Bo Viktor Nylund

Director | Unicef Innocenti

Yacine El-Mahdi Oualid

Minister of Knowledge Economy and Startups | Algeria

Taha Özhan

Research Director; Former Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee | Ankara institute; Turkish parliament

Geir O. Pedersen

Special Envoy for Syria, United Nations

Antonio Pedro

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

Fabio Petito

Senior Associate Research Fellow | ISPI

Gilberto Pichetto Fratin

Minister of Environment and Energy Security | Italy

Lapo Pistelli

Director Public Affairs | ENI

Jyotsna Puri

Associate Vice-President, Strategy and Knowledge Department | IFAD

Edi Rama

Prime Minister | Albania

Francesco Rocca

President | International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Roy Olivier

Professor | European University Institute

Ayman Safadi

Minister of Foreign Affairs | Jordan

Ghassan Salamé

Former Special Representative for Libya, United Nations; Professor of International Relations, Science Po

Illka Salmi

Counterterrorism Coordinator | European Union

Bruno Scholl

Head, Iran Division | EEAS

Sameh Shoukry

Minister of Foreign Affairs | Egypt

Takei Shunshuke

State Minister of Foreign Affairs | Japan

Giampaolo Silvestri

Secretary General | AVSI Foundation

Konstantinos Skrekas

Minister of Energy and Environment | Greece

Margherita Stancati

Journalist | Wall Street Journal

Antonio Tajani

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

Bayan Tal

Communication Specialist | Jordan

Michaël Tanchum

Non-Resident Fellow, Economics and Energy Programme | Middle East Institute

Tarek Tawfik

Deputy Chairman; President | Federation of Egyptian Industries, and The Egyptian Center for Economic Studies; American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt 

Loredana Teodorescu

President; Head | Women International Security; Italy and Mediterranean Women Mediators Network

Máximo Torero Cullen

Chief Economist | Food and Agriculture Organization

Ugo Tramballi

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

Giulio Tremonti

President, Foreign Affairs Committee | Chamber of Deputies, Italy

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President and Project Director, Iran | International Crisis Group

Sanam Vakil

Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow, MENA programme | Chatham House

Olivér Varhélyi

Commissioner, Neighbourhood and Enlargement, European Commission

Gelsomina Vigliotti

Vice President | European Investment Bank

Thomas Volk

Director, Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean | KAS

William F. Wechsler

Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and Middle East Programs | Atlantic Council

Stephanie Williams

Former Special Adviser on Libya | United Nations

Joanna Wronecka

Secretary-General’s Special Coordinator for Lebanon | United Nations

Mona Yacoubian

Senior Advisor | USIP

Maha Yahya

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

Vivian Yee

Cairo Bureau Chief | New York Times

Miki Zaide

Director of Planning Division | Israel Water Authority

Hossam Zaki

Assistant Secretary General | League of Arab States