Since 2014, MED has established itself as a global hub for dialogue on the Mediterranean region. The year-long initiative, co-organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), aims at drafting a positive agenda for the Mediterranean region.
Med 2017 – A View from Iran with Mohammad Javad Zarif
Foreign Minister of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, engages in a lively discussion on the role of Iran in the MENA region and beyond in an interview with Monica Maggioni, Former President of Rai, and Nicolas Pelham, Middle East correspondent for The Economist.
Med 2017 – Economic Partnerships and Foreign Investments: a tool for growth
The plenary session discusses the main best practices for boosting growth in Europe and the MENA region. Participants to the sessions are: Thamer Al-failakawi, Regional Manager for West African countries at the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, Saad Ahmed al-Mohannadi, President of Ashghal, Fouad Makhzoumi, Executive Chairman and CEO of the Future Pipe Industries, Beniamino Quinteri, President of SACE, and Naguib Sawiris, CEO of Orascom – Telecom Media And Technology Holding.
Med 2017 – A View from Saudi Arabia with Adel al-Jubeir
Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, Adel al-Jubeir, discusses the prospects of the foreign policy of Riyadh with Monica Maggioni, former President of Rai, and Maurizio Molinari, Editor in Chief of La Stampa.
Med 2017 – A View from Qatar with Mohammed al-Thani
A conversation between Foreign Minister of Qatar, Mohammed al-Thani, and Alberto Negri, Senior Advisor of ISPI and former war correspondent for “Il Sole 24 Ore”, on the role of Doha in the MENA region.
Med 2017 – A View from Russia with Sergej Lavrov
Sergej Lavrov, Minister of the Russian Federation, discusses on the strategies of Moscow in the MENA region and beyond with Alberto Negri, Senior Advisor of ISPI and former war correspondent for “Il Sole 24 Ore”, and David Hearst, Editor in Chief of the Middle East Eye.
Med 2017 – A View from China with Ying Fu
Ying Fu, Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chinese National People’s Congress discusses the economic and political role of China in the MENA Region with Mark Leonard, Director of the European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR).
Med 2017 – Dialogue with Federica Mogherini
Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, discusses on the role of Europe in the MENA region with Jamese Politi, former correspondent to Rome of the Financial Times, and Maha Yahya, Director of Carnegie Middle East Center.
Med 2015 – Erekat: “If the Palestinian authority fails, ISIS will come”
Saeb Erekat, Chief Palestinian negotiator, underlines the centrality of the Palestinian issue in the current Middle East during the first edition of MED.
Med 2017 – Official Video
The opening video of the third edition of MED resumes the challenges and opportunities for the enlarged Mediterranean region and the main issues addressed in the Event.
Med 2017 – Massolo: If you don’t deal with Mediterranean, Mediterranean problems will deal with you
The president of ISPI, Giampiero Massolo, discusses the importance of a shared approach in dealing with regional problems in the Mediterranean region.