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High-level Conference on Science Diplomacy

[1]Bologna (Italy)- Sala degli Anziani, Piazza Maggiore,
May 9, 2017

10:00 a.m.

Welcome greetings

Romano Prodi

Concept note
Science Diplomacy in history – From the Suez Canal to a Synchrotron in Middle East

Barbara Curli [2] – Turin University
Angela Liberatore [3] – European Research Council


EU: DG Research and Innovation at the European Commission: Cristina Russo [4]
UNESCO: Director of Office Amman: Costanza Farina
Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe, Director: Michael G. Plummer [5]
EMUNI: President Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry

Case studies

12:00 a.m.

Anchorman: Federico Rampini La Repubblica US Bureau Chief

SESAME: A Large Scientific Infrastructure as a Tool for Diplomacy in the Middle East

Chris Llewellyn Smith [6] – Director of Energy Research Oxford University; President SESAME Council
Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry – President of Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI)
Costanza Farina – Director of UNESCO Office Amman
Jerneja Penca – Research fellow of Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI)

02:00 p.m.

Clashes in Epidemics (SARS, EBOLA, ZIKA, …) Clashes in Epidemics (SARS, EBOLA, ZIKA, …)

Giuseppe Ippolito – Scientific Director National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani
Jacquineau Azetsop – Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences – Pontifical Gregorian University
David Heymann – Chair of the Health Protection Agency, United Kingdom, Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House (VIDEO)
Sergio Venturi – Assessor of Healthcare system in the region of Emilia-Romagna
Andrea Cuomo – Chairman 3sun

Conflicts of interests vs values in fighting Climate Change

Andrea Tilche [7] – Head of Unit – DG Research & Innovation – Climate Action and Earth Observation of European Commission
Irving Mintzer
– Professor of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies – Washington, DC
Vincenzo Balzani [8] – Emeritus Professor at the University of Bologna.
Matteo Mura – Co-Director Global MBA in Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses, Bologna Business School
Carlo Carraro – Director International Center for Climate Governance

The Iran nuclear deal

Cristina Russo – DG Research and Innovation at the European Commission
Adnan Tabatabai – CEO of Center for Applied Research in Parntership with the Orient
Sanam Vakil – Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe
Seyed Hossein Mousavian –Associate Research Scholar Princeton University

05:00 p.m.

Concluding Remarks

Paolo Gentiloni – Italian Prime Minister
Romano Prodi – President Foundation for World Wide Cooperation
European Commission,
Pontifical Academy,
Euro-Mediterranean University,
Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe,
MIT Technology Review IT,
Bologna Business School,
World Health Organization


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Download the Background Note [10]