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Parag Khanna

He is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveler, best-selling author and founder & managing partner of FutureMap. Born in India, Parag grew up in the United Arab Emirates, New York, and Germany. Furthermore, Dr. Khanna holds a PhD in international relations from the London School of Economics. Parag lectures frequently at international conferences and gives tailored briefings to government leaders and corporate executives on global trends and scenarios, technological systemic risks and disruptions, and market entry strategies. Parag has been honored as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in which he has served on Mobility, Geoeconomics, Urban Development. In 2002, he was awarded the OECD Future Leaders Prize. 

Parag's newest book is The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century(2019). 

Romano Prodi

Romano Prodi is an Italian politician, economist, professor, public and private  executive who served twice as Italian Prime Minister and has been appointed as President of the European Commission. 

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Michele Valensise

Michele Valensise wa a member of the italian diplomatic corp in Brasil, Germany, Bosnia and Erzegovina, External Affairs and Cooperation Department. He is specialised in italian-german relationships and he is President of the German-Italian Centre for European Dialogue Villa Vigoni.

Enrico Letta

He is an Italian Politician and heads the School of International Affairs of the Instituts d'études politiques in Paris. He has held several institutional roles as Minister of Italian Republic, Deputy of Italian Republic and Prime Minister.  He has a degree in political science, which he received from the University of Pisa and subsequently obtained a PhD at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies. He started his political career starting in the Christian Democracy (DC) and now is engaged in the Democratic Party. Since very young, Enrico Letta showed his interest in Europe and he became a Deputy of European Parliament engaged as Member in the Commission for the economic and monetary problems and in the Delegation of international relations with the Maghrebian countries and the Union of Arabic Maghreb.
His studies and publications are mainly about Europe and Italy, and the challenges in which they are protagonists.


Bruno Simma

He served a nine-year term as a judge at the International Court of Justice and was appointed as one of the three third-party judges of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal. He has been a visiting professor at several European universities. He is cofounder of the European Journal of International Law, of the European Society of International Law, and an associate member of the Institut de Droit international. He was a member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, followed by six years of membership in the UN International Law Commission before he was elected to the World Court at The Hague. ​

Mario del Pero

Is an International History Professor in SciencesPo, Paris, where he gives lectures focused on United States, Cold War and contemporary history. Among his publications figure Libertà e Impero. Gli Stati Uniti e il Mondo, 1776-2011 (Laterza, 2017, 3rd ed.), Era Obama. Dalla Speranza del Cambiamento all’Elezione di Trump (Feltrinelli, 2017) and The Eccentric Realist. Henry Kissinger and the Shaping of American Foreign Policy (Cornell University Press, 2009). Mario del Pero manages a blog and gives radio commentaries for Skynews on international politics of United States.


Atifete Jahjaga

 is a Kosovar politician who served as the third President of Kosovo. She was the first female President of the Republic of Kosovo taking office in 2011 after serving as Lieutenant of the Kosovo Police and being member of the Democratic Party. President Jahjaga has prioritized strengthening the democratic institutions of the country and has contributed to build and to secure greater international recognition for Kosovo due to the normalization of relations with its neighbors. Jahjaga has fostered changing Kosovo’s image abroad, promoting European and Euro-Atlantic agenda, reconciliation and tolerance. She has redefined the role of the President in building pluralistic and democratic life of Kosovo, and continuously implemented the constitutional principles that form the basis of democracy, fighting corruption, marginalization and unlawfulness. 

Luca Ferrari

He has a long diplomatic career in which he even served in the Service of Diplomatic contention, Foreign Affairs and Legislative Affairs, then in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as vice-director of globalization and global issues, he also directed Middle East office. He was first commercial secretary in Mosque and Washington DC, an ambassador in Saudi Arabia and from 2019 in China, where he has undertaken and directed several projects, fostered relations and overcome various strategic and and epochal challenges, among which Covid-19 heterogeneous emergency.


Angela Kane

Former Under-Secretary-General for Management in the United Nations and has served as UN High- representative for disarmament.  

Nathalie Van Raemdonck

Nathalie Van Raemdonck is a policy Analyst at the think tank EUISS where she provides research support to the European Union on Cyber Diplomacy through the EU Cyber Direct project. Prior to joining the EUISS, Nathalie worked for the Belgian CERT and the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium, focusing on national capacity building. She holds a master in Political Science and International Law.


Luciano Violante


Magistrate and Italian politician (born Dire Daua, Ethiopia, 1941). Member of the PCI since 1979 and of the PDS (later DS) since 1992, he was president of the Parliamentary Anti-Mafia Commission (1992-94) and from 1996 to 2001 of the Chamber of Deputies. In 2001 he was elected president of the DS-L'Ulivo group in the Chamber of Deputies and in June 2006 he assumed the presidency of the first Commission of Constitutional Affairs of the Presidency of the Council and the Interior. He did not run again in the 2008 political elections. His publications include the topics of politics, antimafia, analysis on the judiciary and the history of our Republic.

In 2017, he was awarded the title of Knight of the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

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