Towards MED 2017

MED 2017 will be preceded in the previous months by several “Towards MED” meetings, on selected topics related to the four MED pillars: Shared Prosperity; Shared Security; Migration; Civil Society and Culture.

All events are promoted by:

 

EVENTS:

 

Managing Migration in the Western Mediterranean

Milan, October 26, 2017

Under the patronage of:

in cooperation with:

Pierfrancesco Majorino, Council Member for Social Policies, Health and Rights, Municipality of Milan

Gerardo Pisarello, First Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Barcelona

Paolo Magri, Vice President and Director, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Italy

Senén Florensa, President of the Executive Committee, European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), Spain

Marisa Farrugia, Special Envoy to the Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean

José Luis Pardo, Ambassador at Large for Migration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Spain

Luigi Vignali, General Director for Italians Abroad and Migration Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy

 

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The Evolution Of Radicalization and Terrorism In Europe after the Fall of the Caliphate

Brussels, October 16 2017

In cooperation with

Lorenzo Vidino, Director, Program on Extremism at George Washington University and Head of Program on Radicalization and International Terrorism at ISPI

Toria Ficette, Regional Coordinator for Radicalization and Polarization, Brussels Region

Thomas Renard, Senior Research Fellow, Egmont Institute

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From Syria to Libya, The Arc of Instability

The event ‘From Syria to Libya, the Arc of Instability‘ focused on the current crises in Libya and Syria and their impact on the Mediterranean area.

Rome, October 12, 2017

In cooperation with

OPENING

Giampiero Massolo, President, ISPI

Pierferdinando Casini, President of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Italian Senate

CRISES, ACTORS AND “LIQUID” ALLIANCES IN THE MENA REGION

Chair

Giampiero Massolo, President, ISPI

Speakers

Joshua Landis, Director, Center of Middle East Studies, University of Oklahoma, USA

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Federica Saini Fasanotti, Fellow, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Foreign Policy Program, Brookings Institution, USA

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Arturo Varvelli, Senior Research Fellow, ISPI

FUTURE STABILITY OF THE MENA COUNTRIES: WHAT SOLUTION FOR POWER-SHARING?

Speakers

Fawaz Gerges, Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics, UK

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Karim Mezran, Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council, USA

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Russia, the European Union and the Middle East: Different Visions? Possible Convergences?

The event ‘Russia, the European Union and the Middle East: Different Visions? Possible Convergences?’, promoted by the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), discussed the future of the relations between Moscow and Brussels in regards to political developments in the MENA region.

In cooperation with RIAC:

 

 

Speakers

Giancarlo Aragona, Scientific Advisor, ISPI

Luca Giansanti, Director General for Political Affairs and Security, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Andrey Kortunov, Director General, RIAC

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James Nixey, Head, Russia and Eurasia Project, Chatham House

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Franco Venturini, Columnist, Corriere della Sera

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2017 MENA Think Tank Summit

Amman, September 19 – September 21, 2017

The 2017 edition of the MENA Think Tank Summit gathers representatives from leading Think Tanks based in the MENA area. The event focuses primarily on the opportunities and challenges in the region and the contributions Think Tanks make to understanding its current dynamics and shaping its future.

The 2017 edition of the summit is held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Hassan Bin Talal.

The event is organized by the Center for Strategic Studies (Jordan) and the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the University of Pennsylvania, and is promoted in partnership with Rome MED 2017.


Click here to watch the interview with prof. James McGann on the role of today’s Think Tanks for CSS at the University of Jordan.

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Click here to read the the speech of HRH Prince El-Hassan bin Talal at the official welcome opening of the 2017 MENA Think Tank summit.

Liberal Democracies and Religious Identities

Roundtable addressing the relationship between democracy and religion both in Europe and in the Muslim world.

Bologna, June 29, 2017

 

In cooperation with:

Speakers

Armando Barucco, Head of UAP-DSD, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, Rome

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Massimo Campanini, Associate Professor of Islamic studies, Department of Humanities, University of Trento

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Radwan Masmoudi, Founder and President, Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID), Washington

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Olivier Roy, Joint-chair, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and SPS department, EUI, Florence

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Armando Sanguini, Scientific Advisor, ISPI, Milan (Chair)

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