A Way of Renewing Transatlantic Partnership?
Working Seminar, Paris – Monday June 21, 2010
09.30-09.45 Welcoming remarks
François Lafond, Director, Paris office, German Marshall Fund of the US
Beatrice Biagini, Representative, Paris office, Italianieuropei
09.45-10.00 Opening remarks – The Union for the Mediterranean, where we stand?
Henri Guaino, Special Advisor to the President of the French Republic, Head of the Interministerial Mission of the Union for the Mediterranean, French Republic Presidency
10.00-12.30 The state of the art of the Union for the Mediterranean before the November Summit
Moderator: Henri Nallet, former Minister; Vice President, Foundation for European Progressive Studies; Vice-President, Fondation Jean Jaurès
Federica Bicchi, Lecturer in International Relations of Europe, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics
Serge Telle, Ambassador in charge of the Union for the Mediterranean, French Republic Presidency
Charles Milhaud, Chairman, Task force to examine co-financing in the region, French Republic Presidency; former Chairman, Caisse nationale des Caisses d’Epargne
Bichara Khader, Professor, Director, Contemporary Arab World Study Center, Catholic University of Louvain
12.30-14.00 Luncheon Buffet
14.00-16.45 Can transatlantic relations be useful for the success of the Mediterranean Union?
Moderator: Celestine Bohlen, Senior Reporter for Political and International Affairs
Ian Lesser, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the US
Franco Zallio, Senior Consultant on Middle East and Mediterranean issues, Italy
Javier Albarracin, Head, socioeconomic development, European Institute of the Mediterranean
Samir Aita, Chairman, Cercle des Economistes Arabes
16.45-17.00 Closing remarks – What next?
Massimo D’Alema, former Italian Prime Minister, Chairman, Italianieuropei