Innovation, Development and Democracy in the Mediterranean Area

Milano, Palazzo Reale, Sala Convegni,10 October 2013 Promoted by THINK!, ISPI and MEDAlics In collaboration with – ANSAMED: www.ansamed.it 09.00 – Participant’s registration

WELCOMING ADDRESS AND INTRODUCTION
President of ISPI – Institute for International Political Studies – Ambassador Giancarlo Aragona.
09.30-10.00

Roberto Masiero, President of the Foundation THINK!: Presentation of the report “Innovation, Development and Democracy in the Mediterranean Area”

INTERNATIONALIZATION, INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AREA
Chairman: Massimiliano Ferrara, Pro-rector of the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria. 
10.00-11.45

“Innovation and competitiveness in the Mediterranean area” Simone Sala, Post-Doctoral research at Columbia University and Prince of Wales Senior Research Fellow at MIT. “Processes of internationalization in the Mediterranean Basin” - Rodolfo Helg, Professor of Political Economy at Cattaneo University LIUC of Castellanza.
“Diffusion of ICT and its impact on the economic development

on the Mediterranean Area” - Nicoletta Corrocher, Lecturer of Political Economy at Bocconi University and Research Fellow at CRIOS - Centre for Research on Innovation, Organization and Strategy of the Bocconi University.

PANEL: “INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE MEDITERRANEAN”
Pier Andrea Chevallard, Secretary General of the Chamber of Commerce of Milan. Rony Hamaui, CEO of Mediofactoring, lecturer of Monetary Economics at the Cattolica University of Milan and Author of “The other shore of the Mediterranean, Arab revolts from Development to Democracy”, 2011. Roberto Mavilia, Director of MEDAlics – Centre for Research on Mediterranean Relations – and Lecturer of Innovation and Globalization at the Bocconi University. Riccardo Maria Monti, President of the Agency for the promotion and internationalization of Italian enterprise abroad. Cristina Tajani, Councilor of the City of Milan for Employment policies, Economic Development, University and research. Cesare Sacerdoti, CEO of Crescendo and Member of the Directive Committee of the Panel APM on foreign trade and investiments in the Mediterranean.

DEVELOPMENT AND PERSPECTIVES OF DEMOCRACY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AREA FOLLOWING THE ARAB SPRINGS
11.45-13.30

Chairman: Roberto Masiero, President of the Foundation THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation.

Panelists: Valeria Talbot Senior Researcher and Head of the Mediterranean and Middle East Program, ISPI Giampaolo Calchi Novati, Senior Research Fellow at ISPI Africa Program Massimo Campanini, “Arab Revolts and Islam”, 2013

PANEL:
     Mohammed Benali, Consul General of Morocco a Milano Walid Haidar, Consul General of Lebanon in Milan Samer Omar Atia, Representatives of the Consulat of Libya in Milan Faouzi Ouertani, Consul General of Tunisia in Milan Aylin Sekizkok, Consul General of Turkey in Milan TBC, Consul General of Egypt in Milan

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