Rome MED 2021

SPEAKERS

Almotaz Abadi

Deputy Secretary General for Water, Environment and Blue Economy

Abla Abdel Latif

Executive Director and Director of Research

Ahmed Aboul Gheit

Secretary General

Tareq Abu Hamed

Executive Director, Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, Israel

Djime Adoum

High Representative

Rumaitha Al Busaidi

Middle East Climate Strategist, Oman

Nayef Falah Mubarak Al Hajraf

Secretary General

Riyad Al Malki

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates

Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Qatar

Shaikha Alanoud Al Thani

Deputy CEO, Qatar Financial Centre

Mahdi Rasheed Al-Hamdani

Minister of Water resources, Iraq

Muawiya Khaled Muhammad Al-Radaydah

Dlawer Ala’aldeen

Founding President

Ranj Alaaldin

Fellow; Director

José Manuel Albares

Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation

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

Niels Annen

Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Germany

Antonio Argenziano

President, Young European Federalists

Ali Aslan

International TV presenter and Journalist

Canan Atilgan

Head of the Department of Middle East and North Africa

Shaddad Attili

Former Minister of Water

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

Leila Benali

Minister of Energetic Transition and Sustainable Development

Benedetta Berti

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

Fatih Birol

Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Josep Borrell

High Representative For Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, European Union

Abdallah Bou Habib

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants

Mary Burce Warlick

Deputy Executive Director, IEA

Andrea Cabrini

Managing Editor

Natalina Cea

Head of Mission

Andrea Cellino

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

Riccardo Chartroux

Journalist

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

Director

Lorenzo Cremonesi

Corriere della Sera

Maria Cuffaro

Journalist

Galip Dalay

Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow; Associate Fellow; Doctoral researcher

Fadi Daou

Executive Director

Staffan De Mistura

Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara

Stefano Del Col

Head of Mission and Force Commander, UNIFIL

Emanuela Del Re

Special Representative for Sahel

Claudio Descalzi

CEO

Luigi Di Maio

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

Francesca Di Mauro

Head, Sahel Division, European Commission

Noemi Di Segni

President

Manlio Di Stefano

Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

Ishac Diwan

Director of Research for the Finance for Development Lab

Mario Draghi

President of the Council of Ministers, Italy

Riccardo Dutto

Managing Director – Global Head of Infrastructure, Intesa Sanpaolo

Karim El Aynaoui

Executive President; Executive Vice-President

Youssef El Khalil

Minister of Finance, Republic of Lebanon

Najla El Mangoush

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Alaa M. Elaroush

Founder and CEO of Perpetual Peace Foundation, Libya 

Zaid Eyadat

Director

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

Mircea Geoana

Deputy Secretary General, NATO

Ellie Geranmayeh

Deputy Director and Senior Policy Fellow

Maria Gianniti

RAI

Gordan Grlić-Radman

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

Rafael Mariano Grossi

Director General

Lorenzo Guerini

Minister of Defence, Italy

Adel Hamaizia

Associate Fellow, MENA Programme

Othman Jerandi

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad

Ibrahim Kalın

Spokesperson, Presidency of the Republic of Turkey

Nasser Kamel

Secretary General

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)

Amy Kellogg

Fox News

Gilles Kepel

Professor, PSL Paris Science et Lettre – École normale Supérieure and Università della Svizzera italiana

Dareen Khalifa

Senior Analyst, International Crisis Group

Lina Khatib

Director, Middle East and North Africa Programme

Khaled Khiari

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

Sven Koopmans

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

Maria Latella

Sky TG24

Luca Lazzaroli

Director General, Deputy Head of Operation, EIB

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

Haykel Ben Mahfoudh

Professor of International Law, Tunis

Hassoumi Massoudou

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Giampiero Massolo

President

Joseph McMonigle

Secretary General

Miloud Medjelled

Director, Ministry of Energy and Miles, Algeria

Tarek Megerisi

Senior Policy Fellow

Karim Mezran

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

Marcello Minenna

Director, Italian Customs Agency

Maurizio Molinari

Editor in Chief, La Repubblica

Enrico Molinaro

President; Secretary General

Miguel Ángel Moratinos

High Representative, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

Blanca Moreno-Dodson

Director

Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak

Minister Foreign and Expatriates Affairs

Stefano Napoletano

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Alfredo Nunzi

Acting Deputy Executive Director Governance, Europol

Vural Ocali

ARKAS Holding

Yacine El-Mahdi Oualid

Minister of Knowledge Economy and Startups

Geir O. Pedersen

Special Envoy for Syria, United Nations

Fabio Petito

Senior Associate Research Fellow

Sérgio Pimenta

Regional Vice President for 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

Francesco Rocca

President

José Sabadell

Head, European Union Delegation to Libya

Ayman Safadi

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ghassan Salamé

Former Special Representative for Libya; Professor of International Relations

Augusto Santos Silva

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Portugal

Marta Serafini

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, USA

Michael Spindelegger

Director General, International Centre for Migration Policy Development

Enrica Toninelli

RAI

Ugo Tramballi

Senior Advisor

Sinan Ülgen

Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Europe

Olivér Varhélyi

Commissioner, 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

Miroslaw Wachowski

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

William F. Wechsler

Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and Middle East Programs

Stephanie Williams

Former Special Adviser on Libya

Maha Yahya

Director

Vivian Yee

Cairo Bureau Chief

Zhai Jun

Special Envoy on the Middle East, China