Speakers & Chairs

Ehab Abdulgader
Director and Chief Operating Officer, PetroGas, Libya
Ahmed Aboul-Gheit
Secretary-General, Arab League
Dlawer Ala’Aldeen
President, Middle East Research Institute (MERI), Iraq
Ranj Alaaldin
Visiting Fellow, Brookings Doha, Qatar
Angelino Alfano
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy
Ibrahim Abdul-Kareem Hamza al-Eshaiker al-Jaafari
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Iraq
Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia
Yousef Bin Ahmad al-Othaimeen
Secretary General, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
Talal al-Rahbi
Deputy Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning, Oman
Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim al-Thani
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
Youssef Amrani
Advisor to the King of Morocco
Alain Aoun
Vice Chair, Defense and Interior Committee, Lebanese Parliament
Michel Aoun
President, Lebanon
Giancarlo Aragona
Senior Advisor, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Italy
Lea Baroudi
Co-Founder and Director, March, Lebanon
Abdelhak Bassou
Senior Fellow, Geopolitics and International Relations, OCP Policy Center, Morocco
Andrea Bignami
Head of Economic Desk, Sky TG24, Sky, Italy
Fatih Birol
Executive Director International Energy Agency
Alistair Burt
Minister of State for the Middle East, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom
Andrea Cabrini
Director, Class CNBC and Class Life, Italy
Siquing Chen
Chairman, Bank of China
Virginie Collombier
Research Coordinator, Middle East Directions Programme, European University Institute (EUI)
Maria Cuffaro
Journalist, Rai3, Italy
Claudio Descalzi
Chief Executive Officer, Eni, Italy
Maria Demertzis
Deputy Director, Bruegel, Belgium
Karim El-Aynaoui
Managing Director, OCP Policy Center, Morocco
Tarek El Molla
Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Egypt
Matthieu Etourneau
Managing Director, French Business Center of Teheran, Iran
Dina Fakoussa
Head, Middle East North Africa Programme, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Germany
Paolo Gentiloni
President of the Council of Ministers, Italy
Mario Giro
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy
Thomas Gomart
Director, French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), France
Rose Gottemoeller
Deputy Secretary General, NATO
Filippo Grandi
High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations
Gerardo Greco
Director of Radio 1, Rai, Italy
David Hearst
Editor in Chief, Middle East Eye
Khemaies Jhinaoui
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tunisia
Hind Aboud Kabawat
Member of the Syrian High Negotiations Committee; Director of Interfaith Peacebuilding Center, George Mason University, United States of America
Michael Köhler
Director, Neighbourhood South, DG NEAR, European Commission
Sergei Viktorovič Lavrov
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Russia
Mark Leonard
Director, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), United Kingdom
Ian Lesser
Vice President, German Marshall Fund of the United States, Belgium
Monica Maggioni
President, RAI, Italy
Paolo Magri
Executive Vice-President and Director, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Italy
Ahmed Omar Maiteeg
Vice President, Presidential Council of Libya
Rob Malley
Vice President for policy, International Crisis Group, United States of America
Fouad Makhzoumi
Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Future Pipe Industries, Lebanon
Giampiero Massolo
President, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Italy
James G. McGann
Director, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, University of Pennsylvania
Walter Russell Mead
Editor, “The American Interest”, United States of America
Abdelkader Messahel
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Algeria
Federica Mogherini
EU-High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President, European Commission
Maurizio Molinari
Editor in Chief, “La Stampa,”, Italy
Mahdi Nafti
Member, Constituent Assembly, Tunisia
Vali Nasr
Dean, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, United States of America
Alberto Negri
Journalist, Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy
Nicolas Pelham
Journalist, The Economist
Roberta Pinotti
Minister of Defence, Italy
James Politi
Chief, “Financial Times”, Rome Bureau
Stefano Polli
Deputy Director, ANSA, Italy
Alessandro Profumo
CEO, Leonardo, Italy
Olivier Roy
Joint Chair in Mediterranean Studies, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), EUI
Jeffrey D. Sachs
Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University, United States of America
Fatma Şahin
Mayor of Gaziantep, Turkey
Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour
Head of Centre for International Research and Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; President, Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), Iran
Ghassan Salamé
Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya
Mustafa Sanallah
Chairman of the Board of Directors, National Oil Company, Libya
Jacques Jean Sarraf
Honorary President, BusinessMED and Chairman, Malia Group, Lebanon
Naguib Sawiris
Chief Executive Officer, Orascom – Telecom Media and Technology Holding, Egypt
Dorothée Schmid
Senior Research Fellow and Head of Turkey and Middle East Programme, Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI), France
Sameh Hassan Shoukry
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Egypt
Claire Spencer
Senior Research Fellow of the Middle East and North Africa Programme & Second Century Initiative, Chatham House, United Kingdom
Omar Abdusslam Tarhuni
Senior Advisor, President Council of the Government of National Accord, Libya
Honey Thahijey
Save the Dream Ambassador
Enrica Toninelli
Deputy Director, RaiNews24, Rai, Italy
Ugo Tramballi
Senior Advisor, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Italy
Arturo Varvelli
Co-Head of Middle East and North Africa Centre, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Italy
Lorenzo Vidino
Head, Radicalisation and International Terrorism Centre, Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Italy
Ibrahim Yacoubou
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Niger
Maha Yahya
Director, Middle East Center, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington DC
Abraham B. Yehoshua
Writer, Israel
Fu Ying
Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee, National People’s Congress, China
Ahmet Yildiz
Deputy Foreign Minister, Turkey
Tarik M. Yousef
Director - Brookings Doha Center Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development Member
Mohammad Javad Zarif
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Iran