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A selection of speeches and the sessions of the Rome MED – Mediterranean Dialogues events

29 November 2017

MED 2017 – Opening Speech of Angelino Alfano

Angelino Alfano, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy At the presence of the President Emeritus of the Italian Republic and Honorary President of ISPI Giorgio Napolitano

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29 November 2017

MED 2017 – Closing Speech of Angelino Alfano

Angelino Alfano, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy At the presence of the President Emeritus of the Italian Republic and Honorary President of ISPI Giorgio Napolitano

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30 November 2017

MED 2017 – Welcoming Remarks & Keynote Speeches

  Welcoming Remarks Giampiero Massolo, President, ISPI, Italy Claudio Descalzi, CEO, Eni, Italy Alessandro Profumo, CEO, Leonardo, Italy   Keynote Speeches Angelino Alfano, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy Michel Aoun, President, Lebanon

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30 November 2017

MED 2017 – Beyond the Crisis: Towards a New Regional Balance?

Chair: Thomas Gomart, Director, IFRI,France Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General, Arab League Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Iraq Yousef bin Ahmad al-Othmaimeen, Secretary General, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Robert Malley, Vice President for Policy, International Crisis Group, USA

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30 November 2017

MED 2017 – A View from Iran

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Iran in conversation with Monica Maggioni, President, Rai Nicolas Pelham, The Economist

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30 November 2017

MED 2017 – A View from Lybia

Ahmed Omar Maiteeg, Vice President, Presidential Council, Libya in conversation with Alberto Negri, Il Sole 24 Ore Francesca Paci, La Stampa

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30 November 2017

MED 2017 – A View from China

Ying Fu, Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee, National People’s Congress, China in conversation with Mark Leonard Director, ECFR

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1 December 2017

MED 2017 – Economic Partnerships and Foreign Investments: A Tool For Growth

Chair: Andrea Bignami, Sky TG24 Speakers: Thamer Alfailakawi, Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development Saad Ahmed al-Mohannadi, President, Ashghal, Qatar Fouad Makhzoumi, Executive Chairman and CEO, Future Pipe Industries, Lebanon Beniamino Quintieri, President, SACE, Italy Naguib Sawiris, CEO, Orascom – Telecom Media and Technology Holding, Egypt

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1 December 2017

MED 2017 – Dialogue with Federica Mogherini

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President, European Commission In conversation with James Politi, Financial Times Maha Yahya, Director, Carnegie Middle East Center, Lebanon

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1 December 2017

MED 2017 – Shared Security, Common Strategy

  Chair: Giampiero Massolo, President, ISPI, Italy Speakers: Alessandro Profumo, CEO, Leonardo, Italy Youssef Amrani, Advisor of the King, Morocco Alistair Burt, Minister of State for the Middle East, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK Rose Gottemoller, Deputy Secretary General, NATO Ahmet Yildiz, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Turkey

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1 December 2017

Dialogue at Work: Culture, Sport & Civil Societies

Chair: Maria Cuffaro, Rai Speakers Lea Baroudi, Co-Founder and Director, March, Lebanon Hind Aboud Kabawat, Member of the Syrian High Negotiations Committee; Director of Interfaith Peacebuilding Center, George Mason University, USA Honey Thaljieh, Save the Dream Ambassador; Co-founder of the Palestinian Women’s National Football Team; FIFA Manager

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2 December 2017

MED 2017 – Rooting Out Radicalization: Effective Preventive Measures

Chair: Stefano Polli, ANSA Speakers: Alain Aoun, Vice Chair, Defence and Interior Committee, Lebanese Parliament Abdelhak Bassou, Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center, Morocco Olivier Roy, Joint Chair in Mediterranean Studies, EUI Lorenzo Vidino, Head, Radicalization and International Terrorism Center, ISPI, Italy

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2 December 2017

MED 2017 – Energy For Peace: Turning Challenges Into Opportunities

  Chair: Claire Spencer, Senior Fellow, Chatham House, UK   Speakers: Claudio Descalzi, CEO, Eni, Italy Talal al-Rahbi, Deputy Secretary General, Supreme Council for Planning, Oman Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Egypt

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2 December 2017

MED 2017 – Managing Migration Together: Building a New Partnership

Chair: Paolo Magri, Executive Vice President and Director, ISPI, Italy Speakers: Filippo Grandi, High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations Mario Giro, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy Khemaies Jhinaoui, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tunisia Abdelkader Messahel, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Algeria Ibrahim Yacoubou, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Niger

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2 December 2017

MED 2017 – A View from Russia

Sergej Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation in conversation with Giancarlo Aragona, Senior Advisor, ISPI, Italy Vali Nasr, Dean, Johns Hopkins University, USA

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2 December 2017

MED 2017 – the US Administration and the Middle East

Chair: James Mcgann, Professor, University of Pennsylvania, USA Speakers: Ian Lesser, Vice President, German Marshall Fund of the United States, Belgium Robert Malley, Vice President for Policy, International Crisis Group, USA Walter Russell Mead, Editor, The American Interest, USA

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2 December 2017

MED 2017 – A View from Qatar

Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Qatar in conversation with Alberto Negri, Il Sole 24 Ore David Hearst, Middle East Eye

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